|i made myself a birthday cake!|
|out of flowers.|
unless you eat them.
|my birthday isn't until next week.|
it is o.k. to celebrate
|i have made this kind of flower cake a couple of times before.|
once for a friend's birthday
and another time for a garden club demonstration.
|i am sorry i can not remember where i found this idea.|
most likely from martha?
|it is so easy.|
and lasts a long time.
|and because it is my birthday month|
and i am celebrating...
i have put together a little tutorial on how to make this cake...
you will need two pieces of rectangular florists foam,
cut the ends off to form a square to fit your cake stand.
|you will also need fresh flowers with strong stems.|
carnation's and daisy's work well.
|i found bunches of flowers on sale for 50 cents at my local grocery.|
total cost $3.50!
i'll have to remember to buy my flowers on thursdays when the not so fresh ones are sold on clearance.
just found that out ...yippie.
|i used the bottom of a plate to depress a circle shape guide into the foam.|
|cut away the foam to form a cake shape.|
|make sure your foam shape fits the cake stand,|
with about an inch of space for the flowers.
the 2 foam pieces do not have to be attached to each other, rather just standing next to each other.
|completely soak your foam in water.|
|place soaked foam back on stand.|
|cut flowers leaving about 2 inches of stem.|
|start poking flowers into foam, starting on the bottom row.|
|add rows of flowers overlapping slightly.|
|fill in the top layer with flowers.|
at this point, i decided to transfer my flower cake to a different, more sparkly, silver cake stand
and i changed the rows of flowers slightly.
the month of march.
for my birthday
for st. patty's day (erin means ireland yunno)
for longer days
and i am grateful.