On Monday, October 26, our very own Amy Stewart appeared on TLC’s popular new reality show, Cake Boss. Back in July, the Cake Boss team was so inspired by the Brooklyn Botanic Garden “Wicked Plants” exhibit–based on Stewart’s hit book, Wicked Plants–they whipped up a sinister Venus Flytrap cake that was unveiled at BBG.
Can you believe this thing? It’s like a fondant-covered tribute to Little Shop of Horrors!
The entire cake, with the exception of the neck made from PVC piping, was edible. The head was a giant Rice Krispies treat wrapped in green modeling chocolate! The planter was made of vanilla and chocolate cake with mocha filling. Yum! And an added bonus: all of the crafted garden flowers (poisonous and otherwise malicious, as Wicked Plants will tell you) were 100 percent safe for munching!
The full episode, “Plants, Pranks, and a Proposal,” is available at TLC’s website, and you should definitely check it out. The process–from planning to execution–is amazing! You can see a snapshot of the evolution below. I don’t know about you, but this has me hungry for cake. FEED ME!
P.S. Remember, you can enter to win a copy of this book (and two other equally awesome titles!) all this week. Each comment you leave counts as an entry (but one comment per post, please)!