For Mother's Day! Easy Mini Carnation Cake

For Mother's Day! Easy Mini Carnation Cake

This uses just 3 ingredients! It really is too easy, so it might feel like you're cheating. It is actually really luxurious looking and pretty.

Ingredients: 1 cake

Chocolate decorating pen
Whipped cream
to taste


1. Melt the chocolate pens in hot water, and draw small and large petal shapes on top of a cooking sheet. They will harden right away, but it is easier to put them in the fridge.
2. Cover the top of the cupcake with whipped cream, and stick in the flower petals.
3. Even if you make this for a bento, you can make it as cute as this! Even a little kid could probably do this.
4. If you sprinkle silver dragées in between the petals, they will look like drops of morning dew.
5. I made a marigold with orange and yellow petals.
6. These are the cupcakes and whipped cream I used this time. After using the cream, you can store it in the fridge and use it conveniently a bit at a time.
7. Spread out the cream a bit thickly. This will make it easier to stick the petals in, and it will cushion them.
8. "Soft-type" chocolate pens that stay soft will not harden properly, so please be careful.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to make decorated cup cakes, and went through a lot of trial and error. I tried drawing ribbons, flowers, and butterflies, and failed. But, I was still able to make such pretty flowers!