June 22, 2011

✥Cake Pots for Self Reliance {Visiting Teaching}✥

This post is a quickie I wanted to get out before the stinkin' month is over!
But sorry Ladies, I just got my visiting teaching done today! 
This month's message is on Self Reliance.
I had a thought that gardening is a HUGE part of self reliance. But instead of giving the girls a potted plant, I thought little cakes with icing and crumbled cookies that look like dirt would be perfect and maybe give a seed packet, too.
Here's what you wanna do to make the cake pots:
(1) Clean the pots and let them air dry
(2) Mix up the cake batter
(3) Cut parchment paper into circles and cover the hole at the bottom of the pot

(4) Oil the inside of the pots
(5) Cook for 40 to 45 minutes-they needed that long { My advice is to rotate the pots half way through. They wanted to cook better on the outsides of the pots. }

(6) Throw chocolate cookies in the food processor
(7) Ice the cakes one at a time once they are cooled
(8) Immediately sprinkle the chocolate crumbs on the iced cakes

Once you've done all that you can move onto the seed packets. I was a total copycat and just googled for one. You can check out this awesome one from Kristin called SeeMeVT. I didn't do a thing to it, just printed it out on green paper. Kristin did an awesome job and the scripture she chose was the same one for this month's lesson, so it was perfect!!

 For my seed packets I decided sprinkles would be the perfect "seed."
I love how this project all came together and the girls loved it too!

I party HERE-here


  1. These are really cute, and I love the finished product, but are these clay pots actually safe for food? I know a lot of these kinds of things are shipped in from China or Mexico and have lead and other not-so-great-for-cooking things in the clay. Maybe they could be lined with foil first?

  2. I think you could just put a cupcake in the pot if you are worried about cooking cake in them :) CUTE idea!!!

    LOVE IT!!


  3. What a wonderful, creative, and meaningful project!

  4. What a great idea! I'm bookmarking this one. (Found it via TT and J).

  5. Coming over from the link up, and your newest follower! So cute! I use to love dirt cake's when I was younger, this gives them a whole new twist!

  6. such a cute and delicious idea! totally love it and thanks for sharing it as well!

    I'm your newest follower, blog hopping from homemaker on a dime Creative Blogger's Party hop!

    Susan (http://tea-diary.blogspot.com

  7. I luv luv this idea but I would line it with saranwrap first...

    Do not forget to add our linking it this party here http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/06/beautiful-furniture-redo-pop-up-cards.html

  8. Oh my gosh! This is the cutest..and I am doing my VT on Thursday! Lucky ME! Thank you for sharing..I am your newest follower,I would love it if you stopped by and became my newest one! Have a great day!

  9. SO DARLING! i LOVE this!!! im having a link party going on now:)
    would love for you to enter this

  10. What a brilliant idea! The pots really do look like they're full of dirt! What a fun gift!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  11. Super cute idea!

    I'm now following you!!

    Check out my blog if you have time...


  12. I found your cute idea from Not Just a Housewife. Thanks so much for sharing - I've got 2 days left 'til the end of the month...I might just try this.

  13. I love the idea, and I think the kids will also. Thanks for the post.

  14. This is such a great idea especially for VT. I love it!! My favorite part is the sprinkles for seeds. Love!!!
    following you now

  15. What a cute idea. The sprinkles are my favorite part too! Visiting you from 'lil Luna.

  16. Can you come and VT me? What a cute idea!

  17. I totally love those! The sprinkle seeds are too cute! You should come and link up at my Fun for Kids linky party. It'll be live Thursday around noon.

  18. I've never thought of attaching the seeds on the side. That is so adorable...and who doesn't like sprinkles? Thanks so much, Maria

  19. Love it! Suh a cool idea and would be an ideal little gift for me to make for my gardening mad friend

  20. So perfect!!! I am going out the last day too, not from lack of trying last week. I was not this creative with a treat for my sisters though, just Ghiradelli chocolates this month. God Bless!

    ~jan at thepaisleycupcake.blogspot.com

  21. What a cute idea! Love the sprinkles as the seeds! Thanks for sharing and linking up.

  22. Cool! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

  23. Love the concept and the message :)

    I would love to have you share this at our Weekly Playdate link party : http://beneaththerowantree.blogspot.com/2011/06/playdate-link-party-blog-hop-14-all.html

    Come & Play :: Playdate

  24. Awesome! I think this would be great for my son's upcoming bug party.

  25. What a cute idea!! Love it
    Thank you so much for linking it up to {nifty thrifty sunday} last week as well!

  26. Ok... This Is AMAZING!!!!! What a fun idea! I'm now trying to come up with a reason to use it... like, in the next couple of weeks... ha ha.

    I'm off to share this with my Facebook friends. I would LOVE to have you visit my blog and share this at my weekly For the Kids party!


    and I LOVE new followers too ;)

  27. What a cute idea. I particularly like the sprinkles as "seeds".

  28. I LOVE this idea so much...I really want to do it with my students next spring when we learn about plants...give them a fun surprise :)

    I featured this today on my blog...come grab a "featured" button! :)


  29. How clever!! I will have to try this with my Primary class! TFS!

  30. super super cute and smart....like everyone said the sprinkles in the seeds bag.....to die for.

  31. Loving this idea and am featuring it so feel free to come grab a button if you would like! Thanks so much for linking up to Handmade Tuesdays @ ladybug Blessings. www.ladybug-blessings.com

  32. How cute! Thanks so much for sharing!

    I'd love to have you visit our first linky party this Thursday! It's a party specifically for kids and teenagers craft and other ideas, so your idea will be absolutely perfect! Hope you'll stop by!


  33. That's a first edible dirt- well I guess dirt is technically edible but yours would taste much better! I'd love it of you'd share this with WorkShop Wednesday. It woud make a great addition to the party!

  34. Adorable! I love the seed packets. What a great touch! Thanks for sharing.

  35. So very cute for VT!!! We loved having you at "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope to see you again soon! -The Sisters


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