Quick Bites: Summer Blooms
Today on Quick Bites: summer is definitely in bloom here in Austin, so we’re featuring floral-themed links. Obviously there are a zillion gorgeous floral cakes out there, so instead of looking at typical pretty gumpaste flowers, here are some non-standard ways of getting blooms out of your cake supplies:
- Looking for a creative way to use the summer’s bounty of fresh fruit? Try these Flower Fruit Pops by Dollhouse Bake Shoppe. If fruit isn’t in season where you are just yet, go for these Fruit Roll Ups Flowers by The Sweetest Occasion. Via CraftGossip.
- Creative cutting isn’t limited to fondant and fruit. Check out the flower sandwiches at the top of this post and then scroll down for more fabulous food fun! Do a Google image search for “bento flowers” to see lots more foods arranged into beautiful blooms. Speaking as a mom, I can tell you that using cutters on all kinds of food helps to inspire even picky eaters to take a few bites.
- Here’s a cute and easy Flower Power Cupcakes recipe from Kraft.
- Next time you’ve got a used plastic cake tray, why not repurpose it as a flower planter using these tips from Choose To Thrive? What other useful things have you done by reusing cake-decorating supplies that would otherwise have to be thrown out? Via CraftGossip.