Fairy terrarium cake

Faeries of the glen terrarium! This cake decoration is perfect for a fairy themed birthday party - like a little edible magical world on your table.

  • 2 hrs preparation
  • Makes 1
  • Print


  • small aquarium or straight-sided glass serving dish
  • 6 cup chocolate cake crumbs (see tips)
  • 2 tablespoon ready-made vanilla frosting
  • 1 mini vanilla cupcake
  • 2 cup desiccated coconut
  • green food colouring
  • 50 gram white chocolate melts
  • 200 gram packet spearmint leaves, halved
  • 12 red mini m&m’s
  • 200 gram dark chocolate melts
  • 6 green lollipops, crushed
  • 4 white milk bottles
  • 3 red m&m’s
  • mini house and fairies, to decorate


Fairy terrarium cake
  • 1
    Using picture as a guide, spread cake crumbs over base of aquarium.
  • 2
    Tint the coconut green; use disposable gloves to stop the colouring staining your skin. Place the coconut into a bowl and rub drops of green colouring through the coconut until it’s evenly coloured. Sprinkle coconut over cake crumbs.
  • 3
    Reserve four white chocolate Melts. Melt remaining white chocolate. Decorate wall of aquarium with some spearmint leaves to make trees. Secure with melted chocolate.
  • 4
    Spread frosting over cupcake. Decorate with mini M&M’s.
  • 5
    Melt the dark chocolate. Using picture as a guide, pipe chocolate onto baking paper to make a tall and a short tree. Sprinkle tops of trees with crushed lollipops. Allow to set.
  • 6
    Trim top off milk bottles. Secure a reserved white chocolate melt on top of each bottle to make toadstools.
  • 7
    Gently push trees into cake crumbs. Using picture as a guide, position toadstools, cupcake, remaining lollies, and decorations.


We crumbled 2 x 600g packets chocolate cake to make the cake crumbs. Remove any non-edible decorations before serving.

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