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dirt cups

Yum. Dirt. Who can resist it? Just kidding. This kind of dirt is different, though. It’s chocolate.

with a little pink fondant rose. Who can resist?

To make these… I got 12 little terra cotta pots at the garden center. (39ยข each). Then, I washed them real good. I lined them with foil like this:

Then, I brushed the insides with oil and dusted with cocoa powder.

Next? I made a cake FROM A BOX. (shocking, huh…) I was just too lazy to measure a bunch of stuff, ya know…(we all have our lazy days….)

Sometimes, people make these with a crushed Oreo cookies. I didn’t have any- so I used teddy grahams (chocolate) and some coarse sugar.

Before I put the “dirt” on top- I made a mixture of 3 tbs soft butter, 1/3 c chocolate syrup and 1/4 c powdered sugar. If I had a can of the “other frosting” I would have done that…. like I said- I was kinda lazy. I used a mini (butter?) knife to stick the worms in.

Ta-da! I have been messing around a bit more with my photos and I have come to realize I need glasses. Ugh. Can I just use some drugstore ones or do I have to go to a doctor? I really dislike offices. Hmmm.

I also have been messing with my image sizes. Eeek. More computer stuff to learn.

Bear with me, folks.

Is it Spring where you are? I think it is here. I keep seeing lizards mating. I need to get a pic of that for y’all. Lizard porn.

I keep seeing doves doing something to- maybe it’s mating- it’s not too graceful. There’s pretty flowers, too. Maybe you’d rather see those? I can do that.

Anyway, spring has sprung and I am in need of some good ideas. I’m stuck in a bit of a rut on what to cook/eat/make/plant/do/clean/organize/obsess-over .

Any input will make me smile. :) I love you guys.

5 comments to dirt cups

  • I have come to realize that I do not like spring- oh sure the flowers are pretty and the blooming trees but the weather is horendous up here. Our temps can vary 30-40 degrees on any given day. One day 90 the next 50. What a pain, I never know how to dress. Now lizard mating? That is what this science teacher would like to see. Ha! I am always in a rut, the blog helps me out with that though! Have a great night Michelle!

  • Michelle – do you bake these? You mentioned a cake box. I have never seen these before.

  • Lis

    ooh that’s such a great idea! i’ve seen herby bread cooked in plant pots before but these are just the sweetest things! definately gonna make some of those wormy ones to surprise the family =]. lizard porn sounds good! send it my way! the closest thing we get here are the flirty pidgeons spinning around eachother… i get the feeling your blog might get reported if the rest of the comments are about the lizards :P

  • Ali

    Michelle I love your website!!!! Kat showed me a while ago! I’ve been meaning to come on and tell you just how awesome you are! xoxoxox- AliCat

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