Stonewall Kitchen, LLC

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Today is National Gumdrop Day!

Today is National Gumdrop Day! I love gumdrops, and gumdrops are a favorite cake and cupcake topping as they bring a smile to any face, young or not-so-young!

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Here is a darling Gumdrop Garden Cake from I know I will be making this with my kids, looks like a fantastic way to celebrate spring! April Showers bring May Gumdrop Flowers?!

Gumdrop Garden Cake

Pound cake or other loaf-shaped cake
Chocolate frosting
Chocolate wafer cookies
Green toothpicks


1. Ice the top and sides of the pound cake with chocolate frosting. Then trim the top of each ladyfinger into a point to resemble a fence picket. Gently press the pickets against the frosted sides of the loaf cake.

2. Seal a handful of chocolate wafer cookies in a plastic bag and crush them with a rolling pin. Sprinkle the crumb "soil" on top of the loaf cake.

3. Plant a row of tulips: Sprinkle sugar onto a waxed-paper-covered surface. Using a rolling pin, flatten gumdrops to a 1/4-inch thickness. With kitchen scissors, cut notches in the tops of the flattened gumdrops to create tulip shapes. Insert a toothpick stem into the base of each blossom.

4. Make a pair of leaves for each tulip by trimming flattened green gumdrops into teardrop shapes. Spear the base of each leaf with the toothpick stem and push it halfway up the stem. Now plant the tulips in the cake.

5. For a fun finishing touch, sprinkle coconut tinted with green food coloring around the garden to resemble grass.

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