Debra’s Cactus Cupcakes

– Posted in: Succulents

IMG_8489_A_RYou’ve seen cupcakes that look like cactus. Isn’t it time cactus looked like cupcakes? I came up with the idea when I was hosting a gathering of succulent-loving friends.  It led to my latest video, “Cactus Cupcakes,” in which I show how domino cacti (echinopsis) are easily transformed into party favors. Each fetching little cactus is nestled in a silicone cupcake wrapper and has a faceted “cherry” on top.  Tan sand surrounding its base resembles cake.

Enjoy the video on YouTube. On my website you’ll find a complete Materials List, with links.




These little inedibles make a cameo appearance in my other new video, too: One Candle Holder, Three Succulent Displays. Have fun!

Debra Lee Baldwin
Award-winning garden photojournalist Debra Lee Baldwin authored the Timber Press bestsellers Designing with Succulents, Succulent Container Gardens, and Succulents Simplified. Debra is a regular contributor to Sunset and other publications, and her own half-acre garden near San Diego has been featured in Better Homes & Gardens. Debra specializes in showing how to use architectural, waterwise and easy-care succulents in a wide variety of appealing and creative applications.
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Mr Bill July 21, 2016, 6:20 pm

Just when you think you’ve seen it all… Cactus cupcakes. Very nice!