How to make edible flower pots

How to make edible flower pots

Sep 28, 2019Ashley Brenenstuhl

Have you wanted to make flower pot cupcakes or desserts but don’t want to use terracotta pots?

how to make edible flower pots

Learn how to make edible flower pots instead!

They’re made of chocolate, so they are completely safe for serving your homemade desserts!

Fill them with your favorite treat, like pudding, ganache, or even cupcakes (just make sure your cupcakes are completely cool before stuffing them in!).


supplies for making edible flower pots

Here’s what you’ll need:

Flower pot chocolate mold
One Pound Merckens Orange Candy Coatings
One Pound Merckens Milk Candy Coatings (you’ll need about 16 wafers)
Flower Lollipop Chocolate Mold
3 1/2 Inch Lollipop sticks
We filled our flower pots with cupcakes, but you can fill your flower pot dessert cups with just about anything you’d like.

To make this project easier, prepare your dessert before starting to make the pots.

how to cut the chocolate mold to make edible flower pots

Step One:
Cut the flower pot mold. Start by trimming the edge from around the mold.

Cut down the middle separating the two flower pot halves. Next, make two cuts, one on each side of where the opening of the flower pot will be, use a box cutter to trim away the plastic. Do this to both halves.

Step Two:
Clamp the two halves of the mold together using binder clips and steady it upright in a plastic food container or glass dish.

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Step Three:
Melt one pound of Orange Merckens Candy Coatings, and 16 Merckens Milk Chocolate Coating Wafers in a microwave-safe container. Microwave 20 seconds at a time, stirring in between intervals. See how to melt Merckens Candy Coatings here. 

chocolate flower pot mold filled with chocolate

Step Four:
Pour the melted candy coatings into the open end of the mold, and fill to the top. Place in the refrigerator for six minutes.

how to make edible flower pots from chocolate

Step Five:
Over the bowl of melted candy coatings, turn the flower pot candy mold upside down and pour out the excess melted chocolate into the bowl, leaving a coating of chocolate inside the mold.

Place upright, steadied in the container you were using previously. Refrigerate for 10 minutes or until completely hardened.

unmolding edible flower pot from chocolate mold

Step Six:
Take the mold out of the refrigerator and carefully unclip, removing the chocolate flower pot.

You might need to trim the finished chocolate flower pots with a craft knife to get a perfect finish.

how to make edible flower pots

Step Seven:

Fill and Decorate!
We filled our edible flower pots with standard size chocolate cupcakes, we had to stuff them in, but they fit nicely! We frosted with chocolate buttercream, rolled in cookie crumbs and used flower lollipop molds to make pretty spring chocolate flowers, we finished them off with premade royal icing leaves!