Sugar Swings! Serve Some: Potted Plant Cake Bites (Baby Groot, Harry Potter Mandrakes, and Little Shop of Horrors Audrey II

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Potted Plant Cake Bites (Baby Groot, Harry Potter Mandrakes, and Little Shop of Horrors Audrey II


Is everyone excited for Guadian's of the Galaxy Volume 2?? It opens on May 5th and its one we've definitely been waiting for since Vol 1.  Hoping the story and the soundtrack are as excellent as the first! 

So in prep I made some Baby Groot cake bites.  My kiddo reminded me that in Vol 2 Baby Groot has grown a bit and no longer needs his pot - but way too cute not to keep him in the pot for now.  


And since I was "planting" I thought there should also be some mandrakes - you know those potted plants that when you pull them out of the dirt will scream - and can be deadly! Make sure you wear your earmuffs if taking Herbology with Professor Sprout!


And one of the other "famous" potted plants is the blood craving plant Audrey II from Little Shop of Horrors.  She starts out so little and cute until Seymour finds out she needs human blood to thrive - not so cute anymore!


My green thumb for growing real plants is pretty bad but this kind of planting I can handle!

Pots are made using a plastic candy mold (cordial cup but you can use any cup shaped mold you have) and candy melts.  Fill with cake bite mixture and top with crushed chocolate cookies or "edible moss".  I have a post on edible moss you can find here.  


Baby Groot is definitely my fav - as he seems like he's dancing away in his little cup.


And those mandrakes are most definitely super annoying!

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Have a great week all!

Baby Groot, Harry Potter Mandrake, and Little Shop of Horrors Audrey II Cake Bites

Ingredients
  • 1 cup of candy melts/wafers in (use whatever color you prefer) for flower pots
  • 1 cup of chocolate chips or candy melts/wafers
  • 1/4 cup red candy melts/wafers
  • 10 Square pretzels and 10 pretzel sticks
  • 10 Teddy Graham graham crackers
  • Green leaf sprinkles 
  • 10 black and 10 green jelly beans
  • 1 cup of chocolate cake bite mixture (about 1 cup of crumbled cake mixed with 1 tablespoon of frosting)
  • 1/2 cup of crushed chocolate wafer cookies
Instructions
  1. Melt each candy wafers in a microwave safe bowl in 20 second intervals in microwave.  Coat mold on the outside to create pot shape (you may need to let candy harden and repeat to get a thick enough wall to your pot).  Refrigerate for 10 minutes or until candy is hardened.  Pop shape out of mold.
  2. Add cake bite mix to each pot to fill almost to the top.  Sprinkle with crushed cookie as dirt.
  3. For Groot: Cut the 2 ends of each black jelly bean - for eyes.  Melt chocolate in microwave safe bowl in 20 second intervals - add to plastic bag, snip and end and "pipe" chocolate onto pretzel.  Before chocolate hardens, add green leaf sprinkles to top randomly, add eyes eyes.  Let chocolate harden for 10 minutes.  Draw wood lines and mouth with a toothpick.  Pipe chocolate onto pretzel stick as Groot body.  Before it hardens add a head and let harden 10-15 minutes.
  4. For Mandrakes: Melt chocolate in microwave safe bowl in 20 second intervals - add to plastic bag, snip and end and "pipe" chocolate over teddy graham into mandrake body shape.  Repeat with green candy wafers and add leaves on top.  Let chocolate/candy harden for 10 minutes.  Draw mandrake face with a toothpick.
  5. For Audrey II: Melt green wafers in microwave safe bowl in 20 second intervals - add to plastic bag, snip and end and "pipe" 3 leaves for each Audrey.  Let harden for 5-10 minutes. Pipe one nickel shaped circle of melted green candy to parchment paper, add green jelly bean to center and add leaves around - use more melted candy as needed.  Melt red wafers and pipe on mouth.  Let harden for 10 minutes.
  6. Insert Groot and mandrakes into pots (push into "dirt" to stand them up) and set Audrey's on top of dirt. 
Prep time: 1 and 1/2 hours Yield: about 30 cake bites (10 of each)


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