The Art of Darkness

Candy Terrariums

April 6th, 2016 by Cobwebs

Candy TerrariumHere’s a cute idea that could easily be turned to darker ends: Terrariums made of edible materials. Sprinkle Bakes did a tutorial for Etsy which uses chocolate cupcake “dirt,” candy rocks*, and succulents made from candy clay. It seems to me that you could make other objects from the same candy clay. Like, for instance, tombstones.

Little individualized graveyards would be a fun party favor, or you could make a large one in a glass compote as a table centerpiece. You could use chocolate cookie crumbs rather than cupcakes for the dirt if you prefer, and switch out the candy clay with fondant or gum paste (Craftsy has a good overview of the differences between them).

The tutorial features a plastic deer as an additional decoration, but there are plenty of spooky miniatures–such as vultures and snakes–that could be used instead. The terrarium could also be made more child-friendly by using a clear plastic container (a goblet would be neat) instead of glass.


*Because the tutorial was done for Etsy she links to them for the rocks, but they’re also available on Amazon.

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  1. Mim Says:

    Oh, that’s a great idea. I love the way you can see all the layers.

    I once made a graveyard cake for Halloween, and piped ‘bones’ out of white chocolate to put in the filling. (It was a chocolate cake, topped with green coconut ‘grass’ and little marzipan pumpkins.)

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