Introduction: Edible Succulent Terrarium Cupcakes!

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Edible Succulent Terrarium Cupcakes!
This is an adorable dessert or centerpiece for Summer time!

It's fun and deceptive--and a great April Fool's day treat!

Step 1: Supplies!

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Here's what you'll need:
4 oz. Marshmallows

1 Tablespoon of water

2+ cups of Powdered Sugar

Green food coloring

Violet Color Mist Spray

Chocolate creme cookies

Triple chocolate cupcakes (made and ready to go...or even store bought!)

Chocolate frosting

Cookie cutters...optional

Step 2: Marshmallow Fondant!

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First, make the Marshmallow Fondant!

Put 4 oz of marshmallows in a glass dish with 1 tablespoon of water.

Microwave for 30 seconds until it puffs up.

Then add powdered sugar and mix until smooth.

Knead and roll on powdered sugar sideboard until silky!

You will love to work with marshmallow fondant!

Add a couple drops of food coloring and knead it in.

Step 3: Mold the Fondant!

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Now use the fondant as clay and mold little succulents!
I used the violet color mist to add that familiar purplish tips to my leaves.

You can use a cookie cutter to help you with shapes...but I just used scissors.

Use a rolling pin to roll out a strip of fondant,
Then cut notches and roll it up!

Or cut a strip of fringes and roll it up!

Lots of fun varieties!
Put them in a mini cupcake pan to set and dry.

Step 4: Decorating/Planting Time!

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My daughter made the cupcakes. Then I made a creamy chocolate frosting.

You can use store bought cupcakes for this too--easy and ready to go!

Now you'll need your crushed chocolate cookies! (that's a fun thing for the kids to help with...I use a ziploc bag and a rolling pin)

Pour some chocolate cookie crumbs in a small mason jar.
Add a generous amount of frosting to the top of the cupcake.

Then roll it in cookie crumbs.

Take the wrapper off the cupcake and stick it in the mason jar!

Fill gaps with more crumbs.

Then use a small spoon to scoop out a little hole in the frosting and add your plant!
Just like planting outdoors!

Step 5: Enjoy!

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Enjoy your deceptive dessert!

Great for a fun summer dessert--even cute centerpieces!
It's a fun take on the "cup of dirt" too!

Check out my blog Doodlecraft for more awesomeness!

Please vote for me in the Deceptive Desserts contest too, I'll be your best friend! ;)


Super_seal (author)2016-04-19

I already have an unhealthy obsession with succulents, and this did not help!! this is too cute!

Bhawya (author)2016-03-24

It is so cute..

prettygirlapril (author)Bhawya2016-04-16


Raitis (author)2016-03-26

Mostly clicked the instructable with the goal to find a vote button - these are just great!

Yonatan24 (author)2016-03-25

You need to make a patent for that!

wold630 (author)2016-03-24


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Bio: Hi! My name is Natalie! I have an awesome husband that lets me be a Play-at-home mom of 3! We homeschool and do projects daily ... More »
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