Semester two is around the corner and the time of plants is upon us. As was the case with insects last semester, you will be seeing and reading about the amazing green stuff all around us over the next few months. So to start the semester off with a bang, here's some moss you can eat. Moss cupcakes. They were so easy to make and they look so real. Here's what to do:
- Bake some cupcakes. Put aside enough batter for about 3 cupcakes and colour them green with some food colouring gel. Gel works best because it gives a brighter colour compared to liquid colours.
- Once they've cooled, take the green ones and break the cake up into fine bits until it looks like moss.
- Ice your cupcakes in buttercream, then dip them into the cake moss.
And that's it. You can put whatever you like on top. A little edible critter, like an insect. A chocolate pebble. A little plastic tree (but, uh, not for children under 5, please). Even one of those paper windmills would look cute. I used the fondant mushrooms I made last week.
I love, love cake moss. Heck yes, anything to bring a bit of nature back into my home. And into my belly.
Get in my belly, nature.