Shirley Bovshow is demonstrating her green thumb with this "cake" recipe.


  • Floral soil "cake" mold
  • Succulent cuttings
  • Fresh cut flowers
  • chopstick
  • cake plate
  • Watering can
  • scissors
  • Moss
  • decorative ribbons, etc.
DIY Floral Cake - Home & Family


1) put the Floral Soil in a couple of inches of water, then pour more water over it…. It will take 10-15 min to soak up all the water.
2) Place your design on top of the cake, think of how it will be displayed… middle of the table, up against a wall, next to something? Stand alone?
3) Use a chopstick to poke a hold to put your flower or succulent into.
4) Place succulents in first, as a permanent part of design
5) Make sure to cut the flower stems to a size that when inserted, they go all the way to the bottom of the cake.
6) Soak small piece of moss in water
7) Place under the flower, to act as a buffer between the soil and the flower/succulent. This will keep your foliage from getting moldy.

After Care Instructions:
Place your finished botanical cake in a bright room in your house but where there is no direct sunlight. When cake looks like it's dry, place cake in bowl with few inches of water so that it can pull water up. As flowers fade, you can remove them and replace with a fresh flower to keep your arrangement looking beautiful for months! After 6 months, or when your cake starts to loosen up, you can insert the whole arrangement in a garden pot and plant it using some potting soil. No need to break it apart. Another option is to carefully cut your cake to remove individual succulents and plant some in pots or in the garden.

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