Venus Fly Trap Cakesicle Dessert (Audrey / Little Shop of Horrors)
Updated: Aug 25, 2020
This was inspired by @_ghoul_mom_ on Instagram. She made a Venus Fly Trap savory meal, like Audrey on from Little Shop of Horrors -- with a cherry tomato and slivered almonds as teeth and some kale or spinach. So cute!
I remembered I had these mini terra cotta pots and I thought I would try to make a Venus Fly Trap plant stand up in a little pot.
One reason I thought of this is because I made cactus cake pops before in these little mini terra cotta pots.
What I used: - mini Terra Cotta pot
Cakesicle mix (in the pot and for the plant; see post);
- Microwave Mug cake (or regular cake)
Venus Fly Trap Plant Details:
- White chocolate wafer (mixed for chocolate shell on Venus fly trap and 1 for teeth)
- Green Food coloring (gel and liquid: gel seems works best here with chocolate; liquid green food coloring to paint the plant stalk- popsicle stick)
- Vanilla Frosting
- Red food coloring (liquid food coloring works better here)
- Egg silicone mold
(You could use spoons and make a quenelle shape.)
- Cooking spray
- mini popsicle stick
- Toothpicks / bamboo skewers (just to mix in food coloring; you can use spoons or whatever)
- Saran wrap
- Paintbrush (that I only use for edible art projects)
- Shredded coconut
- Dark chocolate
Note: You could use crushed Oreos or chocolate cake crumbles to look like dirt too.
Here's a post more detail on making Cakesicles
I made the cake in the microwave -- 75 seconds. I have found if you're making cake pops or cakesicles it doesn't matter if you use mug cake (vs. baking a cake) because you are mixing it with frosting.
Also mug cake is a small package, which is the perfect size to make just a few cakesicles or cake pops.
In this case, 1 mug cake packet would be enough to make 2 full Venus Fly Traps (plant + dessert).
Venus Fly Trap Part
I sprayed the silicone egg mold and I took some cake mixture and put it in the egg mold. One I filled all the way and the others I made smaller "egg" / Venus Fly Trap plant shapes.
I put it in the freezer to set.
Pot, Soil and Stalk
The mini terra cotta pot was clean right out of the package. Mostly, so I could use the pot again easily without cleaning it, I put saran wrap inside it. Then I put some of the cakesicle mixture in the pot. I would have felt fine to put cake mixture directly into the pot without saran wrap .
I stuck a mini-popsicle stick (the stalk) into the pot and then put it in the freezer to set -- mostly because it's colder and faster than the fridge.
While it was in the freezer, I melted some chocolate with shredded coconut.
After 5 or 10 min., I took it out and I used a paintbrush I only use for food art and painted the popsicle stick with green liquid food coloring, so it would look like a stalk. :)
Then I put it back in the freezer.
Making the Mouth
I took one of the Cakesicle mixture out of the freezer and covered it with green chocoalte (melted white chocolate + green gel food coloring.) I put it in a bowl and covered it.
Then I stuck it on the popsicle stick stalk.
Some chocolate fell off in the areas where my fingers were. Haha! :) I just used a toothpick / bamboo skewer and painted some chocolate over those places, so it was a pretty even coat.
I put this back in the freezer.
While it was in the freezer, then I mixed some vanilla frosting with red liquid frosting.
Then I made some teeth by using a butterknife to cut a circular white chocolate wafer into small triangle pieces.
After the green chocolate set (5-10 min. in the freezer), I used a toothpick / bamboo skewer and spread some red frosting along the center of the mouth and I stuck the white teeth on.
So cute! I love it!
Give it a try! We are good at this!