The cast of characters… ice cream, pound cake (frozen is just fine), Oreos, and gummy worms (optional.) Don’t forget, a small clay flowerpots, straws, and fresh cut flowers.
1 whole Pound Cake
1 gallon Ice Cream
1 package Oreo Cookies
1 package Gummy Worms
Small Clay Flower Pots
Fresh Cut Flowers
Slice the pound cake (frozen is fine) into 1 to 1 ½ inch slices. Next, with a biscuit cutter or cookie cutter that fits the bottom of the flower pot cut the slices into rounds. (You can put the “scraps” in a Ziploc freezer bag and use them at a later date).
Into each of your (washed and dried) flowerpots, drop a round of pound cake, lightly pressing to make sure they are all the way down. Hold a straw up against the side of a flowerpot and snip it so it’s about ½ to 1 inch shorter than the top. Then, just use that as a guide to cut the rest of the straws. (Note: You can skip the straw step if you are doing a worm version instead of a flower version). Stick each straw into the center of each pot, anchoring it into the cake.
Now, grab whatever flavor ice cream you’d like to use, and either set it out on the counter to soften it OR nuke it for 20 seconds or so. It needs to be somewhat soft for this step. Just spoon it into the pots, working it around the straw, until it almost reaches the very tip top of the straw. Clean up the top edges of the pot with a damp paper towel. (Note: If you are doing the worm version, just fill the pot half-way up, put in some gummy worms and put more ice cream on top). Now return the pots to the freezer until firm.
In a food processor pulse the Oreo cookies until they resemble nice, rich topsoil. (You can also crush them in a Ziploc bag with a rolling pin). When they are nice and firm, take the pots out of the freezer and spoon the dirt (crushed Oreos) over the top. Be generous here! Place a fresh flower into the straw (on the flower version) and then cover the straw with a bit more dirt.