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DIY: Potted Cactus Cake

I was invited by Dark Rye (a stunning and superbly curated online magazine from Whole Foods Market) to contribute a DIY for their “Cultivate” issue.  For the DIY, I decided to evolve my cacti cupcakes into a larger party-sized treat.  Positioned into a wax-lined terra cotta pot, ribbed and topped with an edible flower, this cactus cake is where it’s at.  While the directions are scalable, the size shown is absolutely perfect for a small party…and how awesome would this edible plant be for a housewarming gift?!

Cacti Cake 2
Head on over to Dark Rye to find out how to bake up this delectable cactus cake – and make sure to check out the entire “Cultivate” issue while you’re there!  Huge thanks to the team at Dark Rye / Whole Foods for inviting me to be a part of this beautiful issue!
Potted Cactus Cake


  1. connie

    October 3, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    where can i find this tutorial? dark rye no longer have a website and its nowhere to be found on the wholefoods site? 🙁 x

    1. alanajonesmann

      October 12, 2015 at 2:00 pm

      oh that’s a shame – news to me. send me your email and i’ll forward you the text for the tutorial. xx

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