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Mother’s Day Cake in a Terra Cotta Pot

If you are looking for a fun and creative way to celebrate a special mother you may know, keep reading because I got you covered!

Every year for her Mother’s Day gift, my mom always requests hanging plants filled with beautiful flowers to hang in her back yard. It’s a great gift for her because she has everything already. For me, I have to have some sort of chocolate on my special day? Give me fresh baked cookies and a diet coke and I am one happy mama!

So this idea of a chocolate cake in a Terra Cotta pot topped with fresh flowers are combining the two ideas together!

Bake a cake inside a terra cotta pot the next time you want to surprise a friend!

Let’s get started! Here are the materials you will need:

Terra Cotta Pots
Decoart Paint (I used Relic and Whisper)
Elmer’s Paint Pen in Gold
Painter’s Tape
Cake Mix
Frosting (I used Betty Crocker!)
Green Straws
Fresh Flowers

First, make up the cake batter according to the box directions. Cut out a circle the size of the bottom of the pot on parchment paper and slip down inside. Fill each pot 2/3 full with the cake batter. Place your pots on a cookie sheet. If you have a cute little helper around 4 feet tall like I did, you will be in good hands 🙂

Bake for 40-50 minutes at 350 degrees.
**if you want a barrier in between your pot and cake batter, then place parchment paper on the sides**

Bake a cake inside a terra cotta pot the next time you want to surprise a friend!

After the cake has cooled you can paint the entire outside white and let it dry. If you put the parchment paper around the sides, you can slip them out at this point. Now, this is where you can get creative and personal. I took my tape and made lines and stripes. I also took my gold pen and went to town on the polka-dots! Have you ever played with a paint pen before? It is so much fun!

Bake a cake inside a terra cotta pot the next time you want to surprise a friend!

After dying your frosting green, pipe it across the top making it look like grass. Then cut your green straws in half and push them in the cake wherever you want them to be.

Bake a cake inside a terra cotta pot the next time you want to surprise a friend!

Here’s a little video to see the process:


Cute, huh? I had so much fun putting these together! Then once the cake is gone, your mom (or special friend) has a darling pot to plant her flowers in! Win…win, right? If you like this idea, be sure to PIN it…I’m just reminding you because I always forget 🙂

Bake a cake inside a terra cotta pot the next time you want to surprise a friend!

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