Give mom, or any person with a green thumb, their just dessert - a charming posy of edible flowers. Here’s Christmas Carnivals offering information on Christmas A Gumdrop Garden.
You’ll need: pound cake or other loaf-shaped cake, chocolate frosting, ladyfingers, chocolate wafer cookies, sugar, gumdrops,green toothpicks, kitchen scissors, coconut and green food coloring. The time taken for the preparation is within an hour.
Ice the top and the sides of the pound cake with chocolate frosting. Trim the top of each ladyfinger resembling a picket fence. Gently squash the stakes against the frosted sides of the loaf cake. Close few chocolate wafer cookies in a plastic bag and squeeze them with a rolling pin. Sprinkle it above the loaf cake. Spray sugar onto a waxed-paper-covered surface and, with a rolling pin, flatten the gumdrops. Use kitchen scissors to cut nicks on the flattened gumdrops to create tulip shapes. Insert a toothpick into the base of each blossom. Make a pair of leaves for each tulip by trimming flattened green gumdrops into teardrop. Spike the base of each leaf with the toothpick stem and push it halfway up. Plant the tulips in the cake. Sprinkle coconut with green food coloring around the garden to resemble grass. Find out all about Christmas A Gumdrop Garden at Christmas Carnivals.