But anywho...those succulent cupcakes turned out to be a bit hit with people at the party, and here online, so I thought I would post a very basic how-to for anyone looking to make their own. Now, I want to be very clear that this is not my original idea - I first saw them here, but there is no mention of how they are made.
I toyed around and had to figure them out by trial and error. ALSO - there have been cases of trace amounts of lead in some terracotta. That particular case was made in Mexico, and ours came from Germany, but I didn't want to run any risks, so I decided not to bake the cupcake in the little pot as I had originally planned. Your call I guess.
That said, all these cute little cupcakes entail are chocolate cupcakes, green icing, and open star icing tip, and - secret ingredient here folks! - a donut hole.
I did try doing the little succulent in all icing, but it smooshed down over the cupcake. It was not pretty. So I ate it.
I found that if I cut the bottom off of a donut hole to make a nice flat edge, then secured it with a dollop of green icing, I could then ice all around the donut hole to get the little Succulent shape.
Some of them looked a little more like bushes, but you know what? I think they turned out pretty good!