Sunday, June 19, 2011

Garden Cupcakes

By now, if you’ve been following this blog, you know I like the cookbook, Hello, Cupcakes! by Karen Track & Alan Richardson.

I belong to the St. Louis Gateway Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society (NARGS). I had the annual planning meeting at my house a few times. I wanted to make a little treat and thought these garden cupcakes would be a hit.

Just like the Doggie Cupcakes that had multiple dog breeds, the garden cupcakes had each row of cupcakes a different design. They were vegetables. Since our club is about rocks and plants, I thought the shovel and seeds would work better. You can find chocolate rocks at specialty stores and had I been thinking, I would have used those instead of the chocolate covered sunflower seeds. The chocolate rocks would have looked more like boulders next to my little shovels, but then again some of us have unearthed rocks that were bigger than our little shovels could handle.

The dirt on the cupcakes were crushed up chocolate wafers. The shovels were pretzel sticks and chewing gum.

After working hard in the yard, a garden cupcake is a nice reward. (And I didn’t even try and make all that rhyme!)

I dig rocks… and cupcakes!

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