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This just came through my texts, they were delivered for someone's birthday from a bakery

Succulent looking cupcakes!


Lovely work!!
It's been many years since I did any cake decorating.
I love pretty food, anyone have pictures of more permie looking beautiful treats?



 
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Wow! But how could anyone bear to eat them and destroy all that work creating them?
 
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The text said "eat them or plant them?"  

I quit doing stuff like that when I lost all taste for icing made of white sugar and dye. I did move all my icing tools, but want to use them for better decorating ingredients.
 
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Pearl Sutton wrote:The text said "eat them or plant them?"  
I quit doing stuff like that when I lost all taste for icing made of white sugar and dye.


I agree, don't care what it looks like, it's just plain gross.
 
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Those are lovely, but I agree, I can almost feel the icky sugar high just looking at them. Still haven't figured out a great frosting that actually feels good to eat. One day...

There are some stunningly beautiful, but crazy sugar laden treats here: https://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2017/8/27/sunday-sweets-fabulous-faux-flowers.html
This one is particularly gorgeous.
If you ever want to laugh til it hurts, that cake wrecks site is hilarious.
 
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I've been thinking this morning that succulents are green... and so is basil mixed into cream cheese.
Doesn't have to be sweet in any way. I'm not a sweetener fan, I like things with other flavors.
Hmmmm...

Has to be a way we can permie hack this!!
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Whipped cream stabilized (if desired) with gelatin sweetened as you like (honey, stevia...) makes a wicked "icing" substitute.

My favorite is finely ground/used coffee (even freeze dried crystals) and a bit of cocoa for a mocha "spread" on angel food or dark chocolate cake. Mmmmmmm....
 
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Hi,  I always like the artistry in frosting. I usually scrape it into a pile on the plate and eat the cake without that goo.
 
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The normal topping for carrot cake is sweetened cream cheese. I imagine that could be used with various colourants as a buttercream alternative.
As an aside: my sister had a pork pie cake as her main wedding cake, with ornamental pigs etc. in the pastry decoration. It was fabulous!
 
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The more I think on those cupcakes, the more I'm thinking quinoa muffins with basil cacti....
 
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