I have been wanting to do this cake for a while now--and it almost turned into a disaster! Even after all of this time I still have major issues sometimes. I made a GF chocolate cake and wanted to try a new chocolate frosting--and while it was delicious, it was almost too creamy to hold the shape of the cake! I had to finish decorating it in the fridge--no joke! All-in-all it turned out well and I can't wait for an excuse to make one like it again.
I should have taken pictures during the process and posted directions but I was gabbing away with my grandmother who stayed up with me until 1am baking this cake. Here are some tips if they help:
- Make three thick 6" layers.
- Use two layers to make the pot, fill and cover with frosting, and cover it in clay-colored fondant.
- Take the third layer, round it on top by carving.
- Put a little frosting on top of the "pot" and put the rounded layer on top.
- Cover the rounded layer in frosting to make it look like dirt.
- Cut two strips of clay fondant. One to make the rim of the pot and one for the base of the pot.
- Make flowers as desired and adhere them to the "dirt."