6 Succulent Cakes You Wish You Tasted

It is safe to say succulents have stolen the show as far as houseplants go. Know of any avid gardener without an idea of what succulents are? Thought so.

And now the same hardy lot is advancing to a new frontier – cakes. We’re used to the toppings being in the shape of petals and bouquets. For how long has that been the case?

Not clear. Here’s what’s clear: the flowers are getting edged out by succulents. And honestly, they are far more drool-inducing than any bloom you can think of. Don’t believe it?

Have a sight feast with the following picks of succulent cakes.

1. A Cake With Nothing on (Except Succulent Toppings)

Naked cakes are favorites for several reasons – they offer that rustic beauty so hard to achieve with frosting, can withstand the summer heat and, most importantly, easy to decorate.

And that last reason is what matters in our case. Take the bare cake, sprinkle on an assortment of your favourite succulent designs and the end result is this minimalist edible piece of art.

6 Succulent Cakes You Wish You Tasted
Succulent Toppings @lacupella_ella

2. A Buttercream Wreath

Sure, that multi-coloured succulent wreath is a sight to behold. But bringing it near your mouth isn’t something you’ve ever considered.

How about a deal to make it edible? Sounds good?

Here’s an inspiration. As you can see, there is a blend of several succulent plants which appeals to the eyes just as to taste buds. And, of course, the flowers just make it even more tasty-looking and stylish at the same time.

Be sure to check out “How to Make a Beautiful Succulent Wreath” for a guide on making a wreath out of succulents for your home decor.

6 Succulent Cakes You Wish You Tasted
Succulent Wreath @celebrations_by_penelope

3. Candy Succulent Cake

As the name suggests, the cake toppings are succulent leaves – but made of candy. Ever looked at the glossy leaves of your succulent and wished you could snack them up?

Well, here’s a dream come true. Prepare easily one and relish at the moment. You don’t need to be user-specific with the ingredients.

You can tailor those within reach to look like one of the numerous succulent plants.

6 Succulent Cakes You Wish You Tasted
Succulent Cake

4. A Cupcake With a Succulent Twist

A cupcake offers an opportunity for any desired additions – in small quantities. And, apparently, a succulent is also an option.

And doesn’t it look amazing? You’ll be excused for wanting to take it home with you and adding it to your collection.

Learn more about succulent crafts you can do at home by checking out “Did You Know There’s Beautiful Succulent Candles?“.

6 Succulent Cakes You Wish You Tasted
Succulent Twist @veronicaduguay

5. A Succulent Garden for Birthday

Who thought a cactus can be munched on straight-off from a garden? Or the potting medium?

Well, nobody until this beautiful masterpiece came along. Aside from the cactus which other succulents can you spot? There is no denying that this is such a tasty garden for any succulent lover.

And getting it on a birthday is sure to awaken a heaven-on-earth type of feeling. All you can hope for is the potting medium to be well-drained so that those babies don’t rot before they reach you.

6 Succulent Cakes You Wish You Tasted
Succulent Birthday @anamarsh

6. Trailers Being Trailers

Even on a cake, trailing succulents are still letting those stems hang freely. Or is it the baker’s making?

Either way, the blend here is magnificent – the cake and the flower and succulent toppings. They can be quite a treat when you venture in with some sharp scissors, or rather, a knife.

Take a look at “Why Succulent Plants Are So Popular” for a look at our reasons why succulents are so popular with people.

6 Succulent Cakes You Wish You Tasted
Succulent Cakes You Should Try @copperwhiskcakes

Enjoyed learning about 6 succulent cakes you wish you tasted? If so, you’ll really enjoy our ebook about “Rare Succulents You Wish You Knew About“. With this ebook, you’ll find yourself more detailed answers that’ll help your succulent grow even better! With thousands of succulent lovers enjoying our ebooks, you don’t want to miss out on what works the best to grow your succulents.

Be sure to also check out “DIY Succulent Pumpkins for Halloween” for a full guide this Fall to creating amazing succulent pumpkins with your loved ones.

Happy Planting! 🌵

Best Grow Lights Reviewed by Succulent Lovers

Welcome back, friends! Before we get started, we’re super excited to share with you this awesome collaboration we have with Amazon! Since our audience is super die hard fans of succulents, Amazon wanted to provide you with a 30 day free trial to Prime so that you can get all the succulent goodies with 2 day free shipping! (We’ve taken advantage of this already with one of our new planters, we were so excited!)

Let us know if you get a new planter too!

Some succulents like snake plants can thrive in low light conditions, but others? Not so much! It can be hard to provide most succulents with the amount of sunlight they need, especially if you’re growing them indoors. They need between 4 and 6 hours of bright, direct sunlight per day. That can be hard to provide, even in the sunniest home!

If your succulents are looking a little pale or aren’t growing as fast as you’d like, you might want to supplement the natural light they’re getting with a grow light. Artificial light won’t hurt your succulents—it will actually make them healthier overall and prevent etiolation. They’ll grow a lot quicker and have a better chance of blooming, too! However, if you firmly believe your home provides sufficient lighting, but still need some tips on growing your succulents indoors, head over to this article!

Sound good? Then take a look at this list of the best grow lights—you’ll be able to find one both you and your succulents love!

Plant LED Light Kit with Timer Function 

If you want a modern grow light that will fit right in with your contemporary furnishings, this light kit is the one! It has a white shelf that holds your plants, so it looks more like a piece of home decor than a grow light. It has white LED lights, not red and blue, so it won’t give off that distracting purple glow that some other grow lights do.

It looks a little small from the outside, but one reviewer who keeps her cacti and lithops in it said that the inside space is pretty big. She shared some pictures of her setup and had a large dish garden and two medium sized plants in there, so it can actually fit a pretty big portion of your succulent collection!

One of the main reasons this LED light is going on our wishlist is the timer function. It automatically turns off after 16 hours, giving your plants the perfect amount of artificial light each day. This grow light is just as low maintenance as our succulents because it turns itself on and off, which is a feature we really love!

LED Grow Light With Fan

This little grow light is perfect for small apartments! It doesn’t take up a lot of space and comes with a cute little plant pot that can fit a few small succulents in it. It also has a mini fan that can be used to provide extra airflow to your succulents in stuffy indoor environments. Airflow is super important for succulents because it helps the soil dry out faster and prevents root rot. So the mini fan is a great feature!

Another thing that we love about this grow light is that it has an adjustable gooseneck, which is perfect for when it’s time to water your plants!

It allows you to change the angle of the light or move it closer to or further away from your succulent. This is a great feature to have because you can adjust the position of the grow light based on the height of your plant. No more dealing with tall, sunburned succulents that were too close to the light!

We also like that this grow light was designed for and tested on succulents! The manufacturer put pictures from their four- week- test at the bottom of the Amazon listing. The succulents had a nice, healthy blush at the end of the four weeks, so if you have colored succulents that are starting to lose their vibrancy, give this grow light a try!

Red and Blue Spectrum Dimmable Grow Light

We’ll admit it—red and blue spectrum grow lights give off a purple glow that can be a little distracting. But we use them because they’re the absolute best grow lights for our succulents. Your succulents need red and blue light to both grow and flower, so this light will give them exactly what they need. One reviewer said that her string of hearts plant grew significantly after being under this grow light for just one month, so red and blue light really works!

Another feature that we like is this light’s programmable timer. It will turn the light off after 3, 6, or 12 hours. You can also dim this light, so if your succulents don’t respond well to a strong light setting and start to get a little sunburned, you can turn down the intensity really easily. It also has an adjustable gooseneck that allows you to position the light closer or further away from your succulents, which ensures that they’re the perfect distance away from the light (which is usually 18 to 24 inches).

LED Grow Light Bulb Full Spectrum 

This grow light bulb is full spectrum, so it’s just about the closest thing you can get to natural sunlight. It will support your plant’s growth and make its colors more vibrant, which is what one succulent lover experienced when he started using this grow light.

He uses this light as a supplement to the natural light he gives his plant babies each day. He said that his plants are growing faster and looking more vibrant than they did with natural sunlight alone. Aren’t those awesome results?!

One of the other things we love about this grow light is that you can install it into a lamp. Some grow lights are kind of big and bulky and don’t fit in with the design of your home. But this light can be hidden away inside your favorite lamp, like this one, so no one will even know it’s there!

Large Fluorescent Grow Lamp 

If you have a big succulent collection, then this is the lamp you wanna get! It’s 2 whole feet long, so you can fit lots of plants underneath it. It uses fluorescent lightbulbs, which are less energy efficient than LED lights, so it costs a little more money to run. But some succulent lovers swear by fluorescent lights and say they’re better for your plants than LEDs. So the extra costs may be worth it!

One succulent lover said that setting up this grow light was super easy and that her entire cacti collection fits underneath it. She liked it so much that she’s buying another one for the rest of her plant collection. She may want to consider ordering this 12- pack of succulent pots! That’s quite the endorsement!

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2 ft Long Grow Lamp

We highly recommend getting yourself one of these artificial lights before the cold weather rolls around so you and your succulent babies can stay toasty warm together in the winter! Aside from getting a good artificial light, here’s some additional tips on taking care of your succulents in the winter.

Now that you know some of the benefits of artificial light and what the best grow lights for succulents are, are you going to purchase one? Let us know in the comments section below!

Share your experience of grow lights in our Facebook Group! Other fellow succulent- lovers would sure love the advice!

If you’d like this read you’re going to love our full in-depth ebooks! With so many of our succulent lovers asking for more, we listened and can’t wait to share it with you here! With our very detailed ebooks, you’ll get more information than these short articles, some ebooks are 30+ pages, perfect for a weekend read.

Thanks for reading, happy planting! ?