Baby Shower Desserts: Flower Box Cake

This flower box cake tastes as good as it looks and works well with any garden or outdoor themed shower.


-Where the flowers fall, I want to wallow near the waterfall. -This charming flower box cake is topped with edible cookie flowers. It is a perfect dessert for your next spring fling. First, let's decorate the flowers. Place 12 cookies with scalloped edges on a waxed paper line baking sheet and spread a thin layer of yellow melting wafers on to one side of each cookie. Allow the cookies to set for about 15 minutes. Place one cup of vanilla frosting into a piping bag with a small round tip. You can also use a small resealable plastic bag and snip a small hole in one corner. Pipe petal outlines onto each cookie. To make the centers of the flowers, trim the bottoms of 12-berry shaped candies with sharp scissors to expose the sticky interior, which will make for a stronger bond. Then, use a dab of the melted wafers to attach the candy into the center of each flower. Now, use another dab of melted wafers to attach a green, nontoxic craft stick to the back of each cookie allow the cookies to set while we frost the cake. Slice a 9 x 5 inch loaf cake in half horizontally. You can use a cake mix made in a loaf pan or a thawed 16-ounce loaf of pound cake. Place it onto a flat serving plate lined with four strips of waxed paper to keep the serving plate clean while we frost it. Remove the top half and spread 3/4 of a cup of chocolate frosting on the bottom layer. Replace the top layer on the cake and then frost the top and sides with about 1-1/4 cups of the chocolate frosting. Sprinkle the top with 10-crushed chocolate sandwich cookies to make soil. Carefully remove the strips of wax paper. To make the outside of the flower box, press chocolate cream Pirouette cookies around the cake. You'll need a 14-ounce canister of the cookies and cut them in half with a knife. Once the box is built, go ahead and top it off with the rest of the Oreo soil. Refrigerate the cake for at least 30 minutes. Lastly, let's insert the cookie flowers into the flower box. Serve the remaining flower cookies on the side. They also make adorable cupcake decorations. Happy gardening!

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