These decadent chocolate cakes have been baked in pint size mason jars and covered with edible Oreo soil. Fresh cut flowers complete the illusion, making them look exactly like miniature plants growing in mason jars. These are a lovely to look at as to eat. Yum!
Step 1: Ingredients and Prep
1 box Devil's Food Cake
1 container Chocolate Frosting
Kitchen Gadgets & Tools:
5 One Pint Canning Jars
Step 2: Prepare Cake Mix
Step 3: Bake the Cakes
**Baking times may very due to which cake mix you use**
Remove the mason jars from the pan and set aside to cool. If you don't remove them from the pan with the water, they will continue to cook and the cakes with turn out really dry.
Step 4: Make Edible Soil
Place 20 oreo's in a food processor and combine them until the cookies are corse and resemble soil.
Step 5: Frost & Add Soil
Use a spoon and place a good sized amount of frosting into each jar. Fill in any gaps. Use an offset spatula to smooth out the surface of the frosting. Then fill in the top of each mason jar with a dollop of edible soil.
Step 6: Add Flowers
Cut the long stems off of each flower. Don't cut off to much. Place each flower individually into one of the openings of the straws. ( I was able to triple up the stems for the mini-carnations. )
Hold the straw up to the mason jars and clip of the end. You don't need the whole straw, just enough to make the flower sturdy.
Carefully place each straw with flower deep into the cake until none of the straw is showing. Then add one more little spoonful of edible soil on top of each cake.
Step 7: Finishing Touches
These flower cakes are not only delicious, but can be used for any special occasion.
Please remove flowers and straws before consuming.