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These hyacinths are actually chocolate cake pops frosted with pretty pastel-colored white chocolate ganache, then surrounded by chocolate leaves and sitting in a personalized floral monogrammed mug containing more chocolate cake. They were so fun and easy to make, all packaged in a pretty pop bottle "cloche". They made the perfect gifts for mommy friends on Mother's Day! Conveniently Mother's Day falls on the weekend of Teacher's Appreciation Week, so they were a twofer gift for my daughter's Pre-K teachers too. We, mommies, love our flowers and also love our chocolate, so this gift takes the cake!

Step 1: Make That Monogrammed Mug

For the floral monogrammed mugs, you'll need:

Oven-safe mugs

Sharpie oil-based paint markers for large design elements

Sharpie permanent markers for fine details


1. Draw the base of your design first. The bases I used were ogee shapes and letter initials using Sharpie's white oil-based paint markers. Set aside until dry to touch.

2. Again using oil-based paint markers, draw circles/swirls for flowers. Set aside until dry to touch.

3. Using Sharpie permanent markers in shades darker than the oil-based markers, draw finer details for flowers (layering finer swirls on top of the oil-based paint.

4. Using a variety of green Sharpie permanent markers, draw details of leaves.

5. For the final step of the design, draw the initials and names using a Sharpie permanent marker (I used black).

6. DO NOT PREHEAT THE OVEN. Place the mugs in the oven, then set to 350F. Once the oven reaches temperature, set the timer to 30 minutes. When the time is up, turn off the oven, but do not remove the mugs. Let the mugs cool in the oven.

These are so pretty! Congratulations on winning!

Thank you!

shazni1 year ago
Congrats on your win! :-)
paperplateandplane (author)  shazni1 year ago

Thank you! Congrats to you, too!

sabu.dawdy1 year ago
I am impressed i mean literally. So much out of box thinking. I might make this for my hubby on his birthday for a change and well once i get my hands on white choco chips
paperplateandplane (author)  sabu.dawdy1 year ago

Thank you! Would love to see pics when you make them! I think my chocoholic husband was expecting me to give him one, too. XD

Matlek1 year ago

Beautiful hyacinths! And they look so tasty!

paperplateandplane (author)  Matlek1 year ago

Thank you!

These look gorgeous (and delicious)!

Thank you!

nice job!!

Thanks!

PieBaby891 year ago
These are so lovely and adorable!!!
paperplateandplane (author)  PieBaby891 year ago

Thank you!