Clear disposable drinking glasses
Chocolate cake, brownies, or other brown dessert
Edible flowers and/or herbs
Chocolate chips, raisinettes, or other “rocks”
If you’re a person who hosts many parties it can become challenging to come up with new themes, unique decorations, and different foods. After serving every kind of cake, zillions of cupcakes, and assorted pops, what’s left? Have you served edible terrariums yet? Your guests will all be staring at you with wide eyes when they see you bring them cups of dirt and flowers to eat for dessert. Reassure them long enough to taste it and they’ll all be singing your praises!
There are so many different types of edible flowers that it makes sense to turn them into delicious terrarium desserts. Serve them after a meal or offer them to guests as party favors. Make each miniature terrarium by starting with a clear, disposable drinking glass. The type of glass should be squat but wide around the mouth.
Decide on the dessert that will make up the dirt of the terrarium. Chocolate cake is a great choice but you could also use a brownie, crumbled Oreo cookies, or even crumbled mini muffins. If you’re using cake, bake a single layer, and cut circles out of it with a round cookie cutter. Put the selected dirt in the cup so that it takes up about a fourth or a third of the drinking glass.
There are many different types of flowers and herbs that can be put in to the terrarium. Choose from chrysanthemums, carnations, chicory, basil, clover, dandelions, gladiolas, hibiscus, and so many others. Access a long list of edible flowers and herbs to help you decide on the flowers that you want to feature in the terrariums.
When you have the floral arrangement done you can further accent the dessert terrariums. Chocolate chips make good rocks but so do white chocolate-covered raisins, Raisinettes, Goobers, and peanuts.
Besides using edible flowers and herbs you have options for the dessert terrariums. For example, make frosting flowers, freeze them, and litter the dirt with them. Daisies are especially easy to make. Flower petals can also be made by squishing mini marshmallows and shaping them. Drop a petal, here and there, on the ground of the terrarium.
Your guests will be wowed when they see you serving them dirt cups, but after just one taste, you’ll see them gobbling them up and loving them. The dessert terrariums are fabulous at a wedding, adorable at a garden party, and scrumptious at any celebration.