We’ve planted our Easter garden!

March 14th, 2013 | Posted by Gregoire Michaud in Daily life...

A few weeks ago, we’ve planted a few seeds of a very special crop, a crop that makes people happy!

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If flowers could grow in deliciousness, this is what they would look like; we’ve grown carrot cake flowers!

This Easter, we are taking a different look at the classic cupcakes. And different is the least to say! We’re using natural clay pots, untreated, where we’re layering organic carrot cake and a light lemon cream cheese cream, topped with chocolate crumbles in the role of the soil – and to replace the butter cream and other icing decoration, we’re using real organic edible flowers from our buddies at Zen farmgrown with love in Hong Kong!

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I showed it to my 7 year old son and he said “No! you’re eating the soil from the flower pot? For real?” with eyes bigger than the moon! 

Before “planting’, I did a few research on clay pots as a food container and indeed, clay has been used as a cooking container since humanity started cooking over fire. It’s probably even safer than pots lined with Teflon I think! The only thing to look out for are pots treated with paint as the paint might contain chemicals. And to make sure the moisture of the cake and the cream wouldn’t get away in the micro-porous clay pot , we’ve coated the inside of the pots with a layer of dark chocolate. And naturally, beautiful flowers attract bugs, but guess what? The bugs aren’t just any bugs…

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Raspberry & Hibiscus Ladybugs!

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70% dark chocolate ganache macaron Bunny Tail

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the sheep are hiding a delicious sour cherry and pistachio profiterole

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Yuzu egg pops

Happy Easter! 

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