Saturday, 30 May 2015

Terracotta Pot Plant and Succulent Cake

Husband (mine): Is everyone going home with a terracotta pot?
Wife (me): Um....Yes. (Pause). You do know that the "pots" are made from fondant?

And I said it in a very neutral tone; nothing scathing, nothing patronising. Really.

So, yes - everyone went home with their own "terracotta pot" and succulent.

The cake was baked to shape in a real terracotta pot (new, clean, never used in the garden; well greased and lined with baking parchment).

We covered the sides of the cakes with chocolate butter icing; then wrapped them with terracotta coloured modelling chocolate/ fondant blend.
The "soil" is chocolate cake crumbs.
The rock rose succulent is made out of tylose/ CMC paste .

And just to prove that it really is all cake and icing....

Happy creating!



  1. WoW! I'm gobsmacked! Looks so REAL!
    What stunning work and so inspiring. However, I battle to grow the real thing and don't hold out much hope of creating this masterpiece. Amazing Marina!

    1. Thank you!
      I'm sure you would have done a great job in the class. It's actually such an easy flower to create!