Chocolate Pudding Terrariums + Buttercream Succulents
- ¾ cup sugar
- ½ cup cocoa powder
- ¼ cup corn starch
- 3 cups milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- crushed oreos
- buttercream dyed a variety of different shades of green (recipe here)
- rock candy
- Make the pudding: Place the sugar, cocoa powder and corn starch in a pot and mix to combine. Gradually add the milk, stirring to combine. Set to low heat and bring to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly, until thickened. Remove from the heat, pour into a bowl, add the vanilla extract and stir to combine. Cover the surface with a sheet of plastic wrap and place in the fridge until chilled.
- Make the buttercream succulents: Spread some buttercream onto the surface of a flower nail, a tool that you use when piping buttercream roses etc. Place a square of parchment paper on top. Use a variety of piping tips to pipe the succulents of your choice onto the square of buttercream. This recipe used #67, #102, #103, #104, #18 and small, round tips for the cactus details. Slide the square of parchment paper onto a flat tray and transfer to the freezer until the succulents are very firm.
- Spoon the chocolate pudding into glasses and top with some crushed oreos. Gently arrange the succulents inside the glass, then fill in the spaces with rock candy. Enjoy!
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