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May 06

Flower Pot Cupcakes

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Okay. So I think I’ve talked about how much I loved New Kids on the Block when I was a kid.

Loved people. Like not just in a  “sure I love that band” way, but LOVED them. My room was covered in posters. I have no idea what other songs were released during their reign because I never listened to any of them.

I was going to marry Joey McIntyre. For reals.

He was going to drive up in his limo to my middle school and pick me up and never let me go. He would propose on the day of my high school graduation and we would get married and have babies.

I’m not making any of this up. I’m sure my mom still has all the notebooks I wrote our life story in somewhere in her attic.

Anyway, back to the present. The other day a fellow-NKOTB lover friend of mine emailed me the link to this Groupon.

First, I was super excited. Until I saw the price. Ten grand? For a trip to Hershey? Um, I’m sorry. I want to see the boys again, sure {who doesn’t?}, but for that kinda money I better get to swim in a chocolate pool like in Willy Wonka.

And then I got a little sad for my boy Joey and his band. I mean, let’s be honest. Do the New Kids really have new fans? As in, teenagers or young twenty-somethings who gush all day long about how good they are?

No, I didn’t think so.

All their fans are thirty-something moms whose highlight of a trip to Hershey would be sitting in the airplane because then their phones would be off and no one could reach them for the length of the flight.

What’s that going to look like, that meet ‘n greet? Sort of like school pick-up, but with music and bling?

Anyway that really has nothing to do with these cupcakes. Except that my husband could go return my Mother’s Day present and buy me a supercool Groupon instead.

The idea for these cupcakes came about when Jordan and I were at the American Girl lunch. They served chocolate mousse in flower pots with a fake daisy. I remember thinking, a fake daisy? Really? It would’ve been much better as a cookie.

So that’s what I did.

But I got lazy. {Hey, if your husband kids make these for you for Mother’s Day, it’ll be perfect, right?}

I used a tube of cookie dough. And a can of icing. But I made you chocolate dirt icing. And when you see what it was made with, you’ll forgive me.

Have you seen this stuff yet? It’s amazing. I made chocolate frosting with it.

To. Die. For.

To make my cupcakes look like they were in pots, I made cupcake wrappers out of terracotta colored paper. {This is the template I used.}

I wish I’d taken pictures of making the flowers. But I didn’t. Forgive me?

I’ll take you to a great concert.

Flower Pot Cupcakes

by Crazy for Crust
Keywords: cupcake


    For the Cupcakes & Decoration

    • Chocolate Cupcakes, baked and cooled
    • Chocolate Frosting
    • White Frosting (canned or your favorite recipe)
    • Food coloring
    • Oreos, crushed
    • Sugar Cookies, from your favorite recipe or store bought dough, cut in flower or round shapes, baked and cooled
    • White chocolate chips
    • M&Ms or Skittles
    • Popsicle sticks

    For the Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

    • 4 ounces (1/2 tub) Philadelphia Indulgence Milk Chocolate Spread
    • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
    • 1 ½ – 2 cups powdered sugar

    To Make the Frosting

    1. Beat spread and butter together with a hand mixer until fluffy. Slowly add in powdered sugar and mix until blended. Spread on cupcakes. (Frosts about 4-6 cupcakes, depending on how much frosting you use.)

    Assemble the Cupcakes

    1. To make the cookie sticks, melt the white chocolate chips in a small bowl. Dip a Popsicle stick in the melted chips and press against the back of the cookie. Place face down on a wax-paper lined cookie sheet and chill until hardened.
    2. To make the flowers, tint your white frosting the desired color(s). Place in a sealable sandwich bag and snip of a small tip of the corner. Pipe the frosting onto the cookie in a flower shape, filling in the petals. Place an M&M or other small candy in the center of the flower. Chill to harden frosting.
    3. To make the pots, first frosting the cupcakes with the chocolate frosting. Place the Oreo cookie crumbs on a plate and dip each frosted cupcake in the cookie crumbs to resemble dirt.
    4. Once the cookie icing hardens, place the sticks in the cupcakes and serve.
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    47 Responses to “Flower Pot Cupcakes”

    1. Aimee posted on May 6, 2012 at 6:05 pm (#)

      Cute cute cute. I am afraid to admit this…but I was in love with Menudo. Do you remember them? Know them? Yeah, it was weird.


      • Robin @ Bird On A Cake replied on May 6th, 2012 at 6:33 pm

        You do know that Ricky Martin was a member of Menudo, right? Which totally explains your crush. :0)


    2. Jenny @ The NY Melrose Family posted on May 6, 2012 at 6:07 pm (#)

      You and I would have been best friends in school, but we would have definitely fought over Joey McIntyre when he showed up at our school to sweep us off our feet. Lol! I adored him! I love the cupcakes to btw.


    3. Robin @ Bird On A Cake posted on May 6, 2012 at 6:31 pm (#)

      Cute idea!

      Have you ever thought about the fact that your daughter is named after a member of NKOTB?? I actually saw them in concert back in 1989! Disney World does these grad night celebrations just for kids graduating from high school, and NKOTB performed at mine(along with Information Society and Samantha Fox). Boy, does that date me!


    4. sally @ sallys baking addiction posted on May 6, 2012 at 6:31 pm (#)

      Dorothy, these are too cute!!


    5. Trish - Sweetology101 posted on May 6, 2012 at 6:42 pm (#)

      I’ll pick these flowers for sure! YUM


    6. Jenn posted on May 6, 2012 at 6:48 pm (#)

      How awesome is that a cookie and a cupcake in the same dessert! I was obsessed with Luke Perry when I was young! Had the same plans that you had with Joey! Guess what? I went to the store to pickup some cheesecake pudding to make your awesome dip and they were completely out? What store really runs out of cheesecake pudding – maybe everyone was making your dip and was ahead of me? Ha Ha! Maybe next week.


    7. Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl posted on May 6, 2012 at 7:02 pm (#)

      Um, Dorothy? I hate to burst your bubble, but I’m pretty sure Joey was going to marry me. =) My best friend got to see NKOTB in concert when we were in 7th grade, and I’m not sure I’ve yet to forgive her for not taking me along.

      These flower pots are SO CUTE! And I’ve got to find some of that chocolate spread. I bet I could just eat that by the spoonful!


      • Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust replied on May 7th, 2012 at 6:46 am

        I went to two of their concerts. Can you believe I’ve only been to a handful of concerts, the majority of them being NKOTB. I’m sheltered. And, yes, by the spoonful. Not that I’d know or anything…


    8. Hayley posted on May 6, 2012 at 7:27 pm (#)

      Lol, I am sad to say I have never heard a NKOTB song and probably never will BUT!! I do feel this way about N*sync and am SO glad I got to see them in concert. You know the whole Justin and Jessica splitsville thing? Probably because he remembered me from his concert back in 1999 and was trying to track me down and find his number one fan. Ooooh yeah, and I may or may not still know all the words to all the songs. Whatever.
      PS, these cupcakes are SO cute! I love the flower cookie idea; way better than a fake daisy by far!


      • Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust replied on May 7th, 2012 at 6:47 am

        Oh wow. Now I really feel old!!!! Next time we walk I’ll play you some Hangin’ Tough and Please Don’t Go Girl on my phone. I’ll convert you. I will. :)


    9. Karyn - Pint Sized Baker posted on May 6, 2012 at 7:49 pm (#)

      I’d go just for the plane ride… yup… just to get away and not answer the phone and answer the ridiculous questions from my husband – like, where is our daughter’s underwear? How do you make instant oatmeal? What should I feed our daughter for lunch? Yes, all these questions that he still doesn’t know the answer to after 6 years…

      The cupcakes and cookies look great! Love them!


    10. Sara posted on May 6, 2012 at 7:49 pm (#)

      fellow NKOTB fan, my Mom made my older sister take me to their concert back in the day, wow seems like forver ago! fan of these cupcakes too, super cute!


    11. Debby Foodiewife posted on May 6, 2012 at 8:00 pm (#)

      I’m older than you, so Kids on the Block isn’t who I fantasized about. I’m to embarrassed to admit who it was for me, cuz I’m sure you never heard of him. Anyhoo… how clever of you to make those terracotta cupcake pots. Love it! No, I haven’t seen that cream cheese, but I’m going to be on the lookout.


    12. Shannon posted on May 6, 2012 at 8:54 pm (#)

      Are you sure you don’t want to go 50/50 on the Groupon? :) Cute post and cute cupcakes! Oh, and I am pretty sure that Joseph Mulrey McIntyre was going to marry me . . . On December 31st . . . His birthday! LOL!


    13. Waseem posted on May 6, 2012 at 9:31 pm (#)
    14. Dulce fresa posted on May 7, 2012 at 2:47 am (#)

      Wow! So cute! I like the idea of flower pot cupcakes..


    15. sugarswings posted on May 7, 2012 at 4:46 am (#)

      these cupcakes are so cute! and i must be older than you because my room was plastered in duran duran….like crazy plastered! (my sister was a fellow NKOTB devotee though!)


    16. Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more posted on May 7, 2012 at 5:09 am (#)

      LOL you are just like my friend in high school, she was obsessed, and when we saw them a few years back here in Toronto, she was all, I will be so cool and whatever. But she was the first one to scream like an idiot when she saw them, so funny! And I so want that chocolate cream cheese stuff, dang it all, we better get that here soon!


      • Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust replied on May 7th, 2012 at 6:48 am

        I saw them on that tour. And I screamed like a 12 year old. Next to all the other old women like me. :)


    17. Jocelyn posted on May 7, 2012 at 6:26 am (#)

      I hate to burst your fantasy bubble…but Joey was going to marry me:-) LOL! Isn’t it fun to look back and remember all the funny crushes we had as kids. I had quite a thing for Brandon from 90210 too! Now about the cupcakes….awesome!!! Who serves a cupcake with a fake flower? I love that you made them with a cookie flower…much better that way!!! And that cream cheese is to die for. I must confess that I ate the rest of mine with a spoon the other day!!!


    18. Recipes We Love posted on May 7, 2012 at 7:06 am (#)

      these are just TOO CUTE… I LOVE it… and they look so yummy too.


    19. Ellen posted on May 7, 2012 at 10:40 am (#)

      Okay, these are super cute…Something my sister and I would have made when we were young. And, NOW, I know what to do with that milk chocolate cream cheese. For real? Genius.


    20. Kristin @Treat. Eat. Repeat. posted on May 7, 2012 at 11:14 am (#)

      I would accept that groupon… except I actually live about an hour away from Hershey so it would be kinda pointless!


    21. Erin posted on May 7, 2012 at 11:50 am (#)

      Oh my gosh – you are hysterical! I’d pay for the swimming in the chocolate river, tho. THAT would be worth it… if I could drink it… and wouldn’t end up in the fudge room =o) Too funny. And your cupcakes are adorable! I need that cream cheese!!!


    22. Back for Seconds posted on May 7, 2012 at 12:04 pm (#)

      I was pretty little at the time, but I had quite a crush on Jordan. I had the trading cards and a t-shirt. 😉
      These cupcakes are adorable and I bet they taste awesome but to be honest, all I can think about is that FROSTING! Yum!


    23. Minnie Kitchen posted on May 7, 2012 at 12:39 pm (#)

      What a cute post!! The cupcakes are such a good idea!


    24. FeauxCajun posted on May 7, 2012 at 1:34 pm (#)

      SUPER cute. And I’m right there with you. I was head over heels for Joey Mac. Posters pulled from Tiger Beat & Bop (with the poor staple holes in the two-pagers)… I even had a NKOTB sleeping bag. My mom STILL has it in the attic. It’s somewhat atrocious, in retrospect, made up of the hideous day glo pink & yellow that we all so loved.

      Some girlfriends & I went to see them in New Orleans. There were about 6 of us & we lived 45 minutes outside of the city, so we hired a limo to take us into the concert. It was amazing. Possibly one of the best experiences of my life.


      • FeauxCajun replied on May 7th, 2012 at 1:35 pm

        I should amend this with a date–we took the limo back when they did their reunion tour in 2008ish. I never got to see them as a kid, so it was definitely a Bucket List MUST.


      • Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust replied on May 8th, 2012 at 6:37 pm

        I went to see them on that tour too. So much fun! Ah, Tiger Beat and Bop. I miss those magazines. :)


    25. kitty posted on May 7, 2012 at 4:34 pm (#)

      Dorothy, those are sooooo cute! Fake daisy??!! Yours is better!! LOVE it!


    26. Kristin posted on May 7, 2012 at 5:46 pm (#)

      Those are a little too adorable. The idea of chocolate cream cheese icing/pudding makes my mouth water.
      I was approximately 5-7 years old when NKOTB was big. I got the Joey and Danny dolls for Christmas the one year because I was so obsessed. Santa apparently couldn’t find Jordan. ( that where your daughter’s name came from…??)


    27. Heather Kinnaird posted on May 7, 2012 at 6:57 pm (#)

      those are SO cute!


    28. Lisa posted on May 8, 2012 at 8:44 am (#)

      This is absolutely adorable! I so want to do this!!!! :-) Thanks so much for linking up with “Try a New Recipe Tuesday!”


    29. Angi posted on May 8, 2012 at 8:48 am (#)

      Those are so stinking cute! And I’m in love with the chocolate cream cheese…it is DELISH!

      When i was young my heartthrob was Andy Gibb! My how my taste has changed!



    30. Lisa @ Flour Me With Love posted on May 9, 2012 at 8:04 am (#)

      These are adorable! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)


    31. Chrissy Taylor posted on May 10, 2012 at 5:10 am (#)

      Oh!! I was a huge NKOTB fan!! I too wanted to marry Joey, in fact, I ran up a $500 phone bill calling their hotline. LOL.
      Your cupcakes are adorable too! Would you consider sharing them over at my party?


    32. Annie posted on May 11, 2012 at 5:55 am (#)

      How cute! I love that chocolate spread too!


    33. Meg @ Sweet Twist posted on May 11, 2012 at 11:12 am (#)

      I hope that spread comes to Canada!!


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