Are you looking for a Mother’s Day Dessert Idea? Look no further. This chocolate cake garden topped with strawberry roses is kid friendly and fun to make. When I was a kid, my mom loved finding new desserts to make at home and she loved gardening, so this chocolate garden I thought this would be a wonderful Mother’s Day gift idea. To see how fun and easy it is to build this chocolate garden, watch my video tutorial above.
Watch my video tutorial below and start celebrating Mother’s Day!
I want to spend as much time as I can with my mom, so to speed things up a bit I’m using Betty Crocker’s Devil’s Food chocolate cake mix and chocolate icing.
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Mother's Day Dessert Ideas (Chocolate Garden & Strawberry Roses)
- 1 box of chocolate cake mix Betty Crocker
- 2 containers of chocolate icing Betty Crocker
- 10 Oreo cookies
- 20-25 pretzel rods
- 10 strawberries
- 10 skewers
- 20-25 green grapes
Watch the video instructions: https://youtu.be/jn5Eyc5iS7c
Make a 13” x 9” chocolate cake according to the instructions on the box. Let it cool.
In the meantime, slide 2-3 green grapes on a skewer. Slide on the strawberry and carve the strawberry petals (watch the YouTube video above for instructions). Add a blueberry on top. Repeat this step for 9 more strawberry roses.
Use the pretzel rod to measure how much chocolate cake goes inside the planter box.
Use icing in between the layers and to cover the outside.
Stack the pretzel rods vertically along the sides of the cake (do not stack pretzel rods on the top surface).
Place the OREO cookies in a bag. Using a rolling pin, crush the cookies. Add cookie chunks to the top of the cake.
Add the strawberry roses to the top of the cake.
Mother’s Day Dessert Ideas (Chocolate Garden & Strawberry Roses)