Tuesday, February 25, 2014
a pound cake or other loaf-shaped cake (homemade or store-bought) chocolate frosting ladyfingers chocolate wafer cookies sugar gumdrops green toothpicks.
Procedures : PREPARE THE FLOWER BED: 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. 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. PLANT A ROW OF TULIPS: Sprinkle sugar onto waxed paper. Roll the gumdrops to a 1/4-inch thickness using a rolling pin on the waxed paper surface. 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. 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. For a fun finishing touch, sprinkle coconut tinted with green food coloring around the garden to resemble grass"