You’ve likely tried classic Dirt Cake before. That yummy pudding and Oreo mixture made in a cup, with gummy worms hanging out the top? Such a simple idea. But we wanted to spruce it up a little. So we grabbed our easy-to-use, one-piece OodleTip icing bags and turned the basic Dirt Cake into these adorable rose gardens. Complete with edible candy top, this fun idea is quick and simple to prep, and looks so pretty on party tables.
When making this recipe, a few basics that will guarantee success:
- Small wooden spoons work best. Though there are giant spoons
- Use sturdy cupcake cups. Regular paper wrappers won’t work. Look for cardboard cupcake wrappers or fry cups, which are readily available online and in the cake decor section of most local craft stores.
- Add cake. Stir crumbled chocolate cake or brownies into the pudding for a thicker mixture that will keep your spoons standing upright.
- Go Big. Decorate an entire pan full of no-bake cake, and decorate it to look like a giant garden. To make, simply fill a Good Cook 9×13″ AirPerfect cake pan with layers of crumbled chocolate cake and pudding, top with crushed cookies and insert dozens of wooden rose spoons all over the top of the cake pan.
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Rose Gaden Dirt Cake
Turn classic dirt cake into a pretty little garden full of roses with this easy idea.
- 1 1/2 cups royal icing
- green food coloring
- pink food coloring
- 2 cups chocolate pudding
- 12 Oreo cookies, crushed
Tint 2 Tbsp of icing green. Place in one OodleTip icing bag. Snip the tip off to create thin, smooth piping. Ting remaining icing light pink. Place a small bit of pink food coloring in the top of a second OodleTip bag. Add pink icing. Snip OodleTip in the center to create ribbed icing. Place 6 small wooden spoons on a piece of parchment paper. Pipe green leaves near the center of the spoons, overlapping the spoons just slightly. Pipe pink swirls to create roses at the top of each spoon. Allow to dry for 2-3 hours, or overnight. Just before serving, Mix together pudding and half of the crushed cookies. Spoon into small cardboard cups. Top with remaining crushed cookies. Insert a spoon, rose side up, into each cup. Serve and enjoy!