Today, I’m excited to share something we’ve never tried before…spring inspired flower pot cupcakes. A few weeks ago, we were looking for something fun to do with the littles when we came across this fabulous kit.
I’m the kind of aunt that likes to try everything we do with them in advance just to be safe. There was this one time we decided to have lunch at a popular chicken place and unbeknownst to me the playground was closed. Apparently, this was a HUGE DEAL and I literally started to panic when six sets of eyes were all looking back at me with arms fully extended saying, “What are we gonna do now, Aunt CoCo?”
In my moment of weakness, I channeled my inner Oprah and said, “We’re going to the movies! Popcorn and candy bags and Cokes for everyone!” I’m pretty sure those sweeties had a great time but they also probably went home with a stomach ache…so, lesson learned.
Last week, I made these flower pot cupcakes just to make sure they would work out ok and the minute I pulled them out of the oven I knew they would be perfect for spring. Here’s a look at all the details and a few tips I learned along the way…(Affiliate links have been provided for your convenience. You can read our full disclosure policy here)
The flower pot is made from silicon which I’ve never baked with before. Have you guys?
Inside the flower pot was a clearly marked fill line. Just a heads up, you’ll have to grease the inside of each pot with either butter or baking spray.
Since everything comes in a kit just follow the directions on the back of the box. You do need a few staples from home though like a cookie sheet, wax paper, baking spray, butter, eggs and water. I used our stand mixer because we don’t have a hand mixer but it would have been a lot easier to use a hand mixer in a bowl that has a pour spout.
Especially when it came time to pour the batter in each flower pot cup. I used a ¼ cup measuring cup because it had a spout but using a bowl that already had a spout to mix everything in definitely would have cut down on the time and mess so just a heads up!
Once the flower pot cups are filled, you’ll place them on a baking sheet a few inches apart. There were 6 flower pot cups/molds in our kit.
Bake in the oven as per the directions on your kit. Ours was 350 degrees for 14-16 minutes. As always, use caution and care when baking as the oven and its contents will be hot. I used a toothpick to help confirm when the flower pot cupcakes were ready to come out of the oven.
Allow the cupcakes to cool completely on a cooling rack. As you can see, I used all of the cake mix in our kit and filled them right to the fill line but they didn’t get as high as I was hoping. I’ll definitely be trying this again with another mix because they’re so cute.
We also had a frosting mix in our kit and just like the cake mix you’ll need a few staples like butter, milk and powdered sugar. I also used a piping bag and 16-tip to apply the frosting on the flower pot cupcake.
As you can see the icing gets soft very quickly. It does harden a tiny bit over time but if you like stiff icing you may want to consider using a different icing. Honestly, it’s whatever you like best. In addition, because the cupcakes didn’t rise as high as I thought they would I needed more icing than I expected to help fill in the gaps.
These green sprinkles came in our kit.
We used them around the edge of the flower pot cupcake to look like grass.
And these flower sprinkles came in our kit too.
The pastel colors are perfect for Spring!
Another tip is to place a piece of wax paper or parchment paper on top of a cookie sheet and then place your cooling racks on top.
Things got really fun yet really messy very quickly!
If you’re wondering how the flower pot cupcake actually tastes…
it was moister than I had imagined
and the icing was sweeter than I had imagined.
We will definitely be trying these again! I should note here the instructions recommend not using any sharp objects with the silicon flower pots so you’ll probably want to use a spoon to scoop out all this goodness.
We picked up our flower pot cupcake kit at Big Lots (this is not a sponsored post) but if you don’t live near a Big Lots you might want to consider this Blooming Cupcake Baking Mix here or this Wilton Silicon Terra Cotta Pot Shaped Baking Cups here which can both be found on Amazon.
Let me know if you guys bake these Spring Inspired Flower Pot Cupcakes or if you have any tips that would help us all be better bakers. We would love to learn from you!