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Inedible Flower Cake Is Sugar Free and Delicious to the Eye

My girlfriend Melissa's sister is diabetic and has to really watch her consumption of sweets. That's why Melissa decided it would be best not to serve cake at the 30th birthday brunch she was throwing her sister. However, no birthday is complete without some sort of candle and singing ceremony. This is where Melissa got creative: she created a cake entirely out of flowers! It's inedible, but beautiful to look at and incredibly thoughtful. Here's how she did it:

  1. Start by purchasing a round cake-shaped floral foam at your nearest floral or craftshop. Soak with water.
  2. Get a bouquet of colorful blossoming flowers. Cut them down to have a stem that is 2-3 inches long.
  3. Insert the blooms into the foam. Get as artistic with the design as you like.
  4. Insert birthday candles. Use longer candles to ensure that the flowers don't burn or get waxy.

Without the candles, the flower-shaped cake would make a great simple centerpiece to a wedding or shower. What do you think of this innovative idea?

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PinkNC PinkNC 8 years
Nice job
VolleyJen14 VolleyJen14 8 years
this is nice and all, but they have a million cake recipes, etc., for those with diabetes. i feel like this is a little bit of a fake out....a creative and yes thoughtful one, but then what about the guests? i dunno, not feelin this one
LittleMzFit LittleMzFit 8 years
sweet gesture! :heart: this
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Very nice.
emalove emalove 8 years
That's so gorgeous! Daisies are my absolute favorite flower :)
pharm_chick pharm_chick 8 years
my hubby sent me a birthday cake like this from 1800flowers last year, and since it came with candles and all (that cant be lit!!) i was ready to dig in haha. oh well it looked beautiful while i had it.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i love getting these. i actually bought this for my fiance for his birthday since we're really not cake folks.
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 8 years
What a thoughtful sister!
miss-malone miss-malone 8 years
So pretty! :)
lemuse20 lemuse20 8 years
I'm trying not to be disappointed, but I really was expecting a sugar free delicious looking cake.... ah well, pretty flowers!
Angelica Angelica 8 years
This is a divine idea!
cursive cursive 8 years
Wow, what a lovely thoughtful idea. I'd love to see it done with roses or lilies.
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