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by gardenmom32210 on April 13, 2005 02:18 PM
I couldn't get the picture of it to show here,if you want to see it go here...

Gumdrop Garden Cake

Looks like a flower garden, but every single part of this Gumdrop Garden cake is edible and completely delicious. Follow these simple directions, then dig in.

Pound cake or other loaf-shaped cake
Chocolate frosting
Chocolate wafer cookies
Green toothpicks

Step1: Ice the top and sides of the pound cake with chocolate frosting. Then trim the top of each ladyfinger into a point to resemble a fence picket. Gently press the pickets against the frosted sides of the loaf cake.

Step2: Seal a handful of chocolate wafer cookies in a plastic bag and crush them with a rolling pin. Sprinkle the crumb "soil" on top of the loaf cake.

Step3: Plant a row of tulips: Sprinkle sugar onto a waxed-paper-covered surface. Using a rolling pin, flatten gumdrops to a 1/4-inch thickness. With kitchen scissors, cut notches in the tops of the flattened gumdrops to create tulip shapes. Insert a toothpick stem into the base of each blossom.

Step4: Make a pair of leaves for each tulip by trimming flattened green gumdrops into teardrop shapes. Spear the base of each leaf with the toothpick stem and push it halfway up the stem. Now plant the tulips in the cake.

Step5: For a fun finishing touch, sprinkle coconut tinted with green food coloring around the garden to resemble grass.

G-Mom [grin]
by Dixie Angel on April 13, 2005 02:24 PM
Looks like a Spring party in the making! Thanks for posting it, G-mom!


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by tkhooper on April 13, 2005 02:27 PM
Thanks G-Mom,

That is a really cute cake.

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by 4Ruddy on April 13, 2005 06:18 PM
How cute is THAT!!!! Would go great with my garden lunch theme...I use the dirt cake recipe w/gummy worms and serve everything in terracotta flower pots and the lemon-ade in a watering pitcher...great addition..thanks G~mom!

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