Sunday, April 7, 2013

"Edible Terrarium" - the making - tutorial




You need :

Glass containers
Cooking chocolate (dark or semi sweet)/chocolate spread

Granulated sugar
Desiccated coconut

Food colours – green, red
Icing pen – white colour

Marshmallows
Tooty-fruity (green ones)

Store brought chocolate cake mix (which is the most easiest way). I used the eggless chocolate cake recipe from MariasMenu, the same that i had used for my "Gangnam Style" cake.
 



How to:

 
If you are using store brought chocolate cake mix, then prepare it as per packet instructions.
Pour the mix carefully into the glass containers, just to about an inch or less. Its best to pour the mix using a funnel so that the glass stays clean , but I just scooped in few spoonfuls. Bake at 180 degrees till done.


Take granulated sugar in a bowl and add few drops of green food colour .


Mix thoroughly , not to forget ..have your hand gloves on.


Take the marshmallows, cut at edges..just roughly to make it resemble boulders.


Roll the marshmalows in the green coloured sugar till they are well coated with the sugar.




 
Using marshmallow fondant (click “here” for the detailed post on how to make the fondant), make mini toads.
 
 
Take some desiccated coconut and add few drops of green food colour. You needn’t mix it thoroughly, as its visually more appealing to have the different tones of green – dark, light..you got it?.


Now, melt some dark chocolate in the microwave, or using a double boiler and apply on top of the cooled chocolate cake in the glasses. This is just to make a base for the grass (green coloured coconut) to stick on to the soil.(the cake). You can very well use some melted chocolate spread, nutella or even fruit jam.

Sprinkle the green coconut and a bit of the green coloured sugar on top of the cake..well..i will call it soil.


Carefully insert the toad , the boulders, (big and small ones using a tweezer) in..and few daarrrk green coloured tooty-fruities. Just about anything that you feel will bring about the wild forestry effect. (I have used Dr. Oetker icing pen to do the white dots on the toad heads).


Well..you are just about there !
 
Wrap and decorate …. your  fancy. I personally prefer to have a mini greeting card too along with such gifts tied around the neck of the glass jar. Think it has become customary for most of the gift items that I prepare. (Few similar ones in "this" post…not edible thou).

Hope you liked it! :)
 





70 comments:

  1. Hi, first time here & I see such an interesting recipe. Such a hardwork! Really impressive!

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  2. Ohh my, ohh my.. Yet again u proved urselves my wonder lady !!! Such a dedication and an impressive neat work :) Loved the jar of goodies :) Ur sons must be sooper excited rite??

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  3. Wow, very beautiful and cute.very very neatly and nicely explained. Very lovely Sona....
    Thanks for sharing.

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  4. luks so cute!! thnx fr dropping by at my place

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  5. This is a fantastic idea...very well done too. happy to follow u,thank u for visiting my space. good wishes :)

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  6. love to try this terrarium .... superb

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  7. Looks cute.. Thanks for visiting my space.. I am your new follower..

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  8. beautiful and neat terrarium following your space too

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  9. Thanks for the inspiration! It looks great...

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  10. That's such a hard work,Sona..Beautifully done,still admiring :)

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  11. Just awesome... What a creativity.. Mind Blowing Sona. Carry on... But how long it will be fresh Dear?

    And one more thing... Thanks for ur commenting on my space for the review ... But one question.. how did you come to know about this info about guarantee & all those things ? & guarantee for what Dear? Plz let me know if possible..

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  12. @Nabitha - oops!!! think i mislead you. sorry about that. have replied on ur blogpost. and happy that you like the terrariums!

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  13. Tremendous and beautifully done,seems you dont have any limit when its comes to creativity..

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  14. Sooo cute and beautiful :-)

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  15. Hey Sona,

    Thanks for stopping by and to leave a comment and as well as for following me....

    glad i found ur space too.....very creative and innovative ideas u have... glad to follow you too :)
    Cheers
    Anu
    Anu's Healthy Kitchen

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  16. These are so adorable! I really admire your creativity here. :) It's a treat, and totally work of art at the same time.

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  17. cute idea you have here. Would never have thought of an edible terrarium.

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  18. Hi Sona ,
    Thank you so much for stopping by my space ,Your blog looks so cool , u r a super mom !!! and I am ur new follower :)
    I was wondering whether the mushrooms and toads etc..would stay intact when the bottle is packed as gifts.

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  19. This is an incredible tutorial. You are very talented Sona! I am thinking of the expressions of the lucky people who will receive an 'edible terranium'. If I was one of them:-)Wonderful post!

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  20. @ Chitz - really fallen for ur words, dear. and..it was not for my kids actually. it was part of the new year sale goodies.

    @Rev, Priya Anandakumar, Beena, Hasna, Treat n Trick, Julie, Turmeric n Spice, Priya Suresh , Nilu, Amy , Sabeena-thanks a lot dear ladies. really happy that you all liked it.

    Tisa , Sugar et al - :)..a different kindof gift :)

    @Meena, Anu, Torviewtorento, Nithya,Vidhya - glad that you all dropped by my space and we are following each other. lets stay connected :)

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  21. Glad I landed here:) will explore all the items n am ur new follower

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  22. Looks very attractive and vibrant!!!
    following you...

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  23. @Meena - yes dear, that is the greatest challenge. its difficult, got to admit ..and has to be very careful while moving it around. the toad- i just made it lean on to the glass bowl. the boulders did stay as they were kind of glued using the melted chocolate. and this is the main reason why i am now adays not keen on making edible gifts for sale. hope you checked out the link that i have given at the end of this post. those gifts are easy to make and stove away as well :)

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  24. @Sireesha, techi mom - thanks very much and glad to be in touch!

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  25. I admire your creativity. Loved it. Looks stunning and colourful.

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  26. Very colourful..Great work..

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  27. Looks cute and very neat,perfect idea,thanks so much for sharing.

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  28. Very beautiful work...Loved the perfection and cuteness...

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  29. Hi Sona,
    I had a good time going thru your blog...u r so talented and I love the way u write :-)

    Thanks a lot for stopping by my space and leaving such lovely comments!

    Luv,
    Manju
    http://manjuseatingdelights.blogspot.com/

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  30. What an incredible terrarium that too delectable.
    Love the innovative brain of yours!! It is indeed an innate talent, I must say.
    I'm sure it was a lot of work!! I especially like the pink Mushroom head and the white polka dot over them, simple tempting!! I'm sure you enjoyed making them. Love the idea, Sona!!

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  31. Nice post,well written n looks cute..

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  32. what a lovely terrarium..nice idea..I used to make terrarium with real plants in school days..

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  33. Hi Sona, wow.... this is so cute and pretty. You're very creative, well done.
    Thanks for sharing this interesting terrarium.

    Have a nice day.

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  34. Awsome work.Hats off to you.

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  35. Hi again Sona! Your edible terranium is too good to be edible. I would probably store it away and keep looking at it if i made something as good as that.
    I have nominated you for a Liebster award. Please do check it out. http://www.sugaretal.blogspot.com.au/2013/04/liebster-awards-two-in-row.html

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  36. Awesome, great idea :)

    Thanks for stopping by, following you back!!

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  37. Great idea, thaks for sharing :)

    Carrot and Paneer- Dish it out event announcement
    http://kitchenista-welcometomykitchen.blogspot.com

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  38. @Sanoli, Asiya, Suja, Reshmi, Vrindha, Neela, Biny, - thanks very much dears.

    @Prathibha - glad that we follow each other.

    @Pavithra, Vrindha, Savitha, Shailaja, Gayathri, Jannet - thanks once again.

    Sonali - thanks a bunch, dear for the award.

    Amelia - dont i feel great just having u here on my blog! thanks dear.

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  39. Wow such a beautiful tutorial. Thanks for dropping by. great to know you.

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  40. Such a beautifully explained post! They look awesome,Sona! :)
    http://www.rita-bose-cooking.com/

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  41. Beautiful!.. so appreciate your time and effort!

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  42. Sona awesome pictorial...look soooo cute

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  43. This is super cute! Awesome tutorial!

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  44. i happy to be here...nice blog..neat presentation..keep rocking..

    ReplyDelete
  45. HI Sona,
    Thanks for visiting my space as well as following me....
    Must say you are very creative !!! Loved your idea and glad to follow you too :)

    ReplyDelete
  46. Hi Sona,
    Thx for dropping by my space ......
    lovely terrarium, very well explained, happy to follow u dear :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Aruna..glad to be following each other!

      Delete
  47. Wow.. great idea.. thx for visiting my space.. happy to follow u..

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  48. Wonderful tutorial..thanks for sharing it.

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  49. This is so creative and cool! Great idea - such totally good stuff. Thanks for this.

    ReplyDelete
  50. Oh my goodness! Beautiful & creative work, Sona! Thanks for visiting :)

    ReplyDelete
  51. Very attractive and nicely done! You have a nice collection of recipes..happy to follow you back :)

    Cheers!
    Vani

    ReplyDelete
  52. hi sona...loving the look of ur blog! love the ideas,,,,so creative. cant wait to see whats up next:) following u back!

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  53. That's a tasty gift idea..

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  54. Dear Sona...
    really helpful... very creative dear :)

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Sunday, April 7, 2013

"Edible Terrarium" - the making - tutorial




You need :

Glass containers
Cooking chocolate (dark or semi sweet)/chocolate spread

Granulated sugar
Desiccated coconut

Food colours – green, red
Icing pen – white colour

Marshmallows
Tooty-fruity (green ones)

Store brought chocolate cake mix (which is the most easiest way). I used the eggless chocolate cake recipe from MariasMenu, the same that i had used for my "Gangnam Style" cake.
 



How to:

 
If you are using store brought chocolate cake mix, then prepare it as per packet instructions.
Pour the mix carefully into the glass containers, just to about an inch or less. Its best to pour the mix using a funnel so that the glass stays clean , but I just scooped in few spoonfuls. Bake at 180 degrees till done.


Take granulated sugar in a bowl and add few drops of green food colour .


Mix thoroughly , not to forget ..have your hand gloves on.


Take the marshmallows, cut at edges..just roughly to make it resemble boulders.


Roll the marshmalows in the green coloured sugar till they are well coated with the sugar.




 
Using marshmallow fondant (click “here” for the detailed post on how to make the fondant), make mini toads.
 
 
Take some desiccated coconut and add few drops of green food colour. You needn’t mix it thoroughly, as its visually more appealing to have the different tones of green – dark, light..you got it?.


Now, melt some dark chocolate in the microwave, or using a double boiler and apply on top of the cooled chocolate cake in the glasses. This is just to make a base for the grass (green coloured coconut) to stick on to the soil.(the cake). You can very well use some melted chocolate spread, nutella or even fruit jam.

Sprinkle the green coconut and a bit of the green coloured sugar on top of the cake..well..i will call it soil.


Carefully insert the toad , the boulders, (big and small ones using a tweezer) in..and few daarrrk green coloured tooty-fruities. Just about anything that you feel will bring about the wild forestry effect. (I have used Dr. Oetker icing pen to do the white dots on the toad heads).


Well..you are just about there !
 
Wrap and decorate …. your  fancy. I personally prefer to have a mini greeting card too along with such gifts tied around the neck of the glass jar. Think it has become customary for most of the gift items that I prepare. (Few similar ones in "this" post…not edible thou).

Hope you liked it! :)
 





70 comments:

  1. Hi, first time here & I see such an interesting recipe. Such a hardwork! Really impressive!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Ohh my, ohh my.. Yet again u proved urselves my wonder lady !!! Such a dedication and an impressive neat work :) Loved the jar of goodies :) Ur sons must be sooper excited rite??

    ReplyDelete
  3. Wow, very beautiful and cute.very very neatly and nicely explained. Very lovely Sona....
    Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  4. luks so cute!! thnx fr dropping by at my place

    ReplyDelete
  5. This is a fantastic idea...very well done too. happy to follow u,thank u for visiting my space. good wishes :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. love to try this terrarium .... superb

    ReplyDelete
  7. Looks cute.. Thanks for visiting my space.. I am your new follower..

    ReplyDelete
  8. beautiful and neat terrarium following your space too

    ReplyDelete
  9. Thanks for the inspiration! It looks great...

    ReplyDelete
  10. That's such a hard work,Sona..Beautifully done,still admiring :)

    ReplyDelete
  11. Just awesome... What a creativity.. Mind Blowing Sona. Carry on... But how long it will be fresh Dear?

    And one more thing... Thanks for ur commenting on my space for the review ... But one question.. how did you come to know about this info about guarantee & all those things ? & guarantee for what Dear? Plz let me know if possible..

    ReplyDelete
  12. @Nabitha - oops!!! think i mislead you. sorry about that. have replied on ur blogpost. and happy that you like the terrariums!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Tremendous and beautifully done,seems you dont have any limit when its comes to creativity..

    ReplyDelete
  14. Sooo cute and beautiful :-)

    ReplyDelete
  15. Hey Sona,

    Thanks for stopping by and to leave a comment and as well as for following me....

    glad i found ur space too.....very creative and innovative ideas u have... glad to follow you too :)
    Cheers
    Anu
    Anu's Healthy Kitchen

    ReplyDelete
  16. These are so adorable! I really admire your creativity here. :) It's a treat, and totally work of art at the same time.

    ReplyDelete
  17. cute idea you have here. Would never have thought of an edible terrarium.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Hi Sona ,
    Thank you so much for stopping by my space ,Your blog looks so cool , u r a super mom !!! and I am ur new follower :)
    I was wondering whether the mushrooms and toads etc..would stay intact when the bottle is packed as gifts.

    ReplyDelete
  19. This is an incredible tutorial. You are very talented Sona! I am thinking of the expressions of the lucky people who will receive an 'edible terranium'. If I was one of them:-)Wonderful post!

    ReplyDelete
  20. @ Chitz - really fallen for ur words, dear. and..it was not for my kids actually. it was part of the new year sale goodies.

    @Rev, Priya Anandakumar, Beena, Hasna, Treat n Trick, Julie, Turmeric n Spice, Priya Suresh , Nilu, Amy , Sabeena-thanks a lot dear ladies. really happy that you all liked it.

    Tisa , Sugar et al - :)..a different kindof gift :)

    @Meena, Anu, Torviewtorento, Nithya,Vidhya - glad that you all dropped by my space and we are following each other. lets stay connected :)

    ReplyDelete
  21. Glad I landed here:) will explore all the items n am ur new follower

    ReplyDelete
  22. Looks very attractive and vibrant!!!
    following you...

    ReplyDelete
  23. @Meena - yes dear, that is the greatest challenge. its difficult, got to admit ..and has to be very careful while moving it around. the toad- i just made it lean on to the glass bowl. the boulders did stay as they were kind of glued using the melted chocolate. and this is the main reason why i am now adays not keen on making edible gifts for sale. hope you checked out the link that i have given at the end of this post. those gifts are easy to make and stove away as well :)

    ReplyDelete
  24. @Sireesha, techi mom - thanks very much and glad to be in touch!

    ReplyDelete
  25. I admire your creativity. Loved it. Looks stunning and colourful.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Very colourful..Great work..

    ReplyDelete
  27. Looks cute and very neat,perfect idea,thanks so much for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Very beautiful work...Loved the perfection and cuteness...

    ReplyDelete
  29. Hi Sona,
    I had a good time going thru your blog...u r so talented and I love the way u write :-)

    Thanks a lot for stopping by my space and leaving such lovely comments!

    Luv,
    Manju
    http://manjuseatingdelights.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  30. What an incredible terrarium that too delectable.
    Love the innovative brain of yours!! It is indeed an innate talent, I must say.
    I'm sure it was a lot of work!! I especially like the pink Mushroom head and the white polka dot over them, simple tempting!! I'm sure you enjoyed making them. Love the idea, Sona!!

    ReplyDelete
  31. Nice post,well written n looks cute..

    ReplyDelete
  32. what a lovely terrarium..nice idea..I used to make terrarium with real plants in school days..

    ReplyDelete
  33. Hi Sona, wow.... this is so cute and pretty. You're very creative, well done.
    Thanks for sharing this interesting terrarium.

    Have a nice day.

    ReplyDelete
  34. Awsome work.Hats off to you.

    ReplyDelete
  35. Hi again Sona! Your edible terranium is too good to be edible. I would probably store it away and keep looking at it if i made something as good as that.
    I have nominated you for a Liebster award. Please do check it out. http://www.sugaretal.blogspot.com.au/2013/04/liebster-awards-two-in-row.html

    ReplyDelete
  36. Awesome, great idea :)

    Thanks for stopping by, following you back!!

    ReplyDelete
  37. Great idea, thaks for sharing :)

    Carrot and Paneer- Dish it out event announcement
    http://kitchenista-welcometomykitchen.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  38. @Sanoli, Asiya, Suja, Reshmi, Vrindha, Neela, Biny, - thanks very much dears.

    @Prathibha - glad that we follow each other.

    @Pavithra, Vrindha, Savitha, Shailaja, Gayathri, Jannet - thanks once again.

    Sonali - thanks a bunch, dear for the award.

    Amelia - dont i feel great just having u here on my blog! thanks dear.

    ReplyDelete
  39. Wow such a beautiful tutorial. Thanks for dropping by. great to know you.

    ReplyDelete
  40. Such a beautifully explained post! They look awesome,Sona! :)
    http://www.rita-bose-cooking.com/

    ReplyDelete
  41. Beautiful!.. so appreciate your time and effort!

    ReplyDelete
  42. Sona awesome pictorial...look soooo cute

    ReplyDelete
  43. This is super cute! Awesome tutorial!

    ReplyDelete
  44. i happy to be here...nice blog..neat presentation..keep rocking..

    ReplyDelete
  45. HI Sona,
    Thanks for visiting my space as well as following me....
    Must say you are very creative !!! Loved your idea and glad to follow you too :)

    ReplyDelete
  46. Hi Sona,
    Thx for dropping by my space ......
    lovely terrarium, very well explained, happy to follow u dear :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Aruna..glad to be following each other!

      Delete
  47. Wow.. great idea.. thx for visiting my space.. happy to follow u..

    ReplyDelete
  48. Wonderful tutorial..thanks for sharing it.

    ReplyDelete
  49. This is so creative and cool! Great idea - such totally good stuff. Thanks for this.

    ReplyDelete
  50. Oh my goodness! Beautiful & creative work, Sona! Thanks for visiting :)

    ReplyDelete
  51. Very attractive and nicely done! You have a nice collection of recipes..happy to follow you back :)

    Cheers!
    Vani

    ReplyDelete
  52. hi sona...loving the look of ur blog! love the ideas,,,,so creative. cant wait to see whats up next:) following u back!

    ReplyDelete
  53. That's a tasty gift idea..

    ReplyDelete
  54. Dear Sona...
    really helpful... very creative dear :)

    ReplyDelete