I’m not much of a gardener. Most every spring I get an artificial green thumb. I like to waltz around thinking I’m going to make my flower beds and yard look amazing. It usually leads to removing about a third of the weeds and then throwing mulch on top of the rest. At least they look pretty for a little while!
Although I will say that this spring I’ve decided to stop pretending and actually attempt to grow something that I might use that way I’m accountable. I’ve started an herb garden in pots. Which Addie insists it’s not a garden because it’s not in the ground, but I beg to differ. Aside from that, what you see above is probably about as close to a green thumb as I’m going to get.
How about In The Garden Cupcakes? Aren’t they adorable? I found these little planter pots at Dollar Tree and they where 3 for $1!
I simply made up some chocolate cupcakes (see recipe below) and frosted them. Then I dipped their tops in crushed oreo cookies like so. Before you go thinking wow are her nails so pretty, they are fake. I love those boxed nails! Cheaper than going to a salon and great in a pinch.
After getting them good and “dirty”, I made these little sprouts out of all things….Airheads! Remember those? I just cut them into small pieces and rolled them until they look semi-close to a sprout. Simple!
And then of course, I placed them into these adorable little planters. So fun and the neighborhood kids just loved them. Make these for a party and hand out the planters with them so they can each decorate one with their name. Or hoard them and keep them for another batch of these beauties.
I found this cupcake recipe over at Spark People. It’s actually healthy and only has about 110 calories per cupcake. That’s not including your frosting so keep that in mind. The frosting that I used on this cupcake was AMAZING and is my new favorite. But you’ll have to wait to get that recipe. I’ve got to have something to keep you coming back! 😉
And of course you can use whatever cupcake recipe you’d like. I’m just sharing with you the one that I used this go round.