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Cristina Riches aka Bird, is the founder of BirdsParty.com. She's also a creative mom of two, published author, graphic designer, freelance photographer, magazine editor and unconditional party lover. Her party ideas and photos have been featured on numerous publications such as Forbes.com, CNN Entertainment, Parenting Magazine, Celebrate Magazine, All You Magazine, Elle Decor and MarthaStewart.com. She also regularly creates content for brands such as PBS Parents, HGTV, Coca-Cola, Nestlé, Pillsbury, PayPal, Mars, Hellmann's, Cultura France and Danone to name a few.

Flowerpot Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Sugar Paste Flowers


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Since we've been sharing some wedding ideas in the last couple of weeks, I thought I'd post these flower pot cupcakes, since they'd be perfect for any wedding or bridal shower you may be planning!

My go-to chocolate chip cupcakes are baked directly in small clay pots, then topped with a simple buttercream tinted green to give the illusion  of grass, and crowned with handmade sugar paste edible flowers!
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Flowerpot Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Sugar Paste Flowers

I made these flowerpot cupcakes a while back, but decided to post them now since I thought they'd be ideal for a garden wedding like I said.

But these dainty cupcakes would also look great at any garden party you may be hosting this season, or even a mother's day brunch, birthday tea party or Easter! So be sure to pin the recipe for later too 😉

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The sugar paste flowers or roses, are super easy to make and add the perfect finishing touch to these pretty treats!

You can of course vary the colors to suit your own wedding décor and style.

I used sugar paste in red, orange, yellow, lilac and pink, which all had different flavors (strawberry, lemon etc.)

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The edible sugar paste flowers can also be made with Marzipan if you prefer. The technique is exactly the same. 

You can see also how to decorate a wedding cake using these edible flowers in this post I made for HGTV.

The green leaves are simply done using a fondant cutter that you can buy in any cake shop or online.

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The cupcakes themselves can also be made any flavor you like! I used chocolate to emulate the soil, and added chocolate chips for extra crunch and flavor too.

The trick to baking these cupcakes inside a clay or ceramic flowerpot, is to make sure you grease the flowerpots well and add a little lining to cover any holes on the bottom of the pots.

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Also, I think it goes without saying, that you must be sure to wash the pots well and use NEW clean pots - this is NOT the occasion to re-purpose an old flower pot! 😁

I found my flowerpots in my local craft store, but you can also get these in any garden center.

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The number of cupcakes that this recipe yields will of course depend on the size of pots that you use. I used 6cm or 2 1/2 inch diameter pots - the diameter of the large opening.

To pipe the buttercream "grass" I also used a grass piping tip. I looked online for a technical term, but there isn't one, I don't think. So look for grass piping tip or Wilton #233.

Flowerpot Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Sugar Paste Flowers - delicious cupcakes for a wedding, bridal or baby shower, Easter, Spring or garden party! by BirdsParty.com @BirdsParty #flowerpot #cupcakes #edibleflowers #spring #easter #eastercupcakes #springrecipes #recipes #mothersday #weddingcupcakes #bridalshower #babyshower

Alternatively, you can simply add the buttercream with a piping bag without tip and "fluff" it up using a fork or something similar. 

I'm planning to make these cupcakes again Spring but using a chocolate buttercream to top it with crushed Oreo cookies like in this party! 😍




Flowerpot Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Sugar Paste Flowers

Flowerpot Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Sugar Paste Flowers - delicious cupcakes for a wedding, bridal or baby shower, Easter, Spring or garden party! by BirdsParty.com @BirdsParty #flowerpot #cupcakes #edibleflowers #spring #easter #eastercupcakes #springrecipes #recipes #mothersday #weddingcupcakes #bridalshower #babyshower
Flowerpot Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Sugar Paste Flowershttps://youtu.be/3f-US_YXS5oFlowerpot Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Sugar Paste Flowers - delicious cupcakes for a wedding, bridal or baby shower, Easter, Spring or garden party!https://i.imgur.com/QvTUQWT.jpg2021-07-19
Yield: 8-10
Author: Bird's Party
Prep time: 1 HourCook time: 20 MinTotal time: 1 H & 20 M
Flowerpot Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Sugar Paste Flowers - delicious cupcakes for a wedding, bridal or baby shower, Easter, Spring or garden party!

Ingredients

Chocolate Chip Flowerpot Cupcakes
  • 175g butter + extra for greasing the pots
  • 175g sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 150g flour
  • 30g cocoa powder
  • 7g baking powder
  • 100g chocolate chips
  • I used mini terracotta pots measuring 6cm wide and 5 cm tall. Be sure to thoroughly wash and dry the pots before using.
  • Cupcake liners or greaseproof paper
Buttercream "Grass"
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-3 drops green food coloring gel paste
  • 1 tsp vanilla or other flavoring

Instructions

Chocolate Chip Flowerpot Cupcakes
  1. Pre-heat oven to 180 deg. Celsius.
  2. Mix butter and sugar in a mixer with paddle attachment.
  3. Add one egg at a time, mixing until combined.
  4. Add vanilla and mix to incorporate.
  5. Fold in flour, cocoa powder, chocolate chips and baking powder with a marge metal spoon.
  6. Fill the terracotta pots 2/3 full.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.
  8. Let the cupcake cool down completely before frosting.
Buttercream "Grass"
  1. Whip butter using the paddle attachment on an electric mixer on medium speed for 8 minutes. 
  2. Turn the mixer to low speed, and gradually add the remaining ingredients. 
  3. Slowly increase the speed back up to medium, and beat for another 6 minutes.
  4. Place frosting into a piping bag fitted with a "grass" piping tip or Wilton #233.
  5. Pipe on top of cooled cupcakes and decorate with sugar paste flowers and leaves - see video for DIY instructions.
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Hope you like the ideas and feel inspired to have a go! If you do, tag me on social media @BirdsParty so I can see and share your creativity! 😍
 

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2 comments:

  1. Those look so beautiful and delicious! Little works of art.

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  2. Christina, you come up with the best ideas!
    Look forward to featuring you at our next Inspire Me Monday party at Create With Joy #497! :-)

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