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 Designing with Succulents, Succulent Container Gardens, and Succulents Simplified, all Timber Press bestsellers. Her goal is to enhance others' enjoyment and awareness of waterwise plants and gardens by showcasing the beauty and design potential of succulents via books, articles, newsletters, photos, videos, social media and more. Debra and husband Jeff live in the foothills north of San Diego. She grew up in Southern California on an avocado ranch, speaks conversational Spanish, and at age 18 graduated magna cum laude from USIU with a degree in English Literature. Her hobbies include thrifting, birding and watercolor painting. Debra's YouTube channel has had over 3,000,000 views.
Debra Lee Baldwin
Debra Lee Baldwin
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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!

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