These are two cactus cakes I did for Eric's B-day on September 3, 2002. This is the only picture I have and unfortunately it doesn't show the detail too well. But the cakes actually looked like real cactus! They are planted in real clay pots with a sandy mixture of graham cracker and oreo cookie crumbs. Guaranteed to grow (your appetite) :-) ! One is lemon and the other is chocolate with buttercream icing and royal icing flowers and thorns.