It’s springtime, and I LOVE all the beautiful flowers everywhere. (Peonies are my absolute fave!) A vase full of colorful stems can brighten up any occasion and provide the perfect centerpiece at any party.
Last year, I was attending a birthday get-together for a friend of mine in May…and I was trying to think of something to take. I had a cute vase at home, but I wanted to kick it up a notch and do something besides normal flowers.
So the wheels started turning.
What if I took mini brownies…put some icing ‘petals’ on them…and then made them into a flower arrangement?! Done.
I showed up with a pretty centerpiece that we could all snack on…and it wasn’t long until there were only sticks and leaves left! 😉
What you’ll need:
Mini brownies (either bought from the bakery or made using a box mix and a mini muffin pan)
Tubes of icing (pink, white, yellow…you choose the color to match!)
½ cup of candy melts
Cake pop sticks
Melt the candy melts in a glass in the microwave on 30-second increments, stirring between each. When melted, dip the end of the cake pop stick in the melted chocolate and stick into the bottom of the mini brownies. Place stick-side-up on a plate or cookie sheet and put in the freezer so the melted chocolate can harden on the brownie and form a type of cement. Then, use the tubes of icing to put little ‘flower petals’ on top of the mini brownies—feel free to get creative with it! Put the floral Styrofoam into your vase and place the greenery and ‘brownie flowers’ into a beautiful, non-toxic and edible arrangement!
You can use this as a centerpiece for a baby or bridal shower, or even give as a gift!