A New Twist On The Old Terrarium; Enviro-Cakes™ Review and Give-Away

Garden — By on February 20, 2012 12:18 pm

SPECIAL NOTE – this post was originally posted in January but the Enviro-Cakes™ website went down in middle of the contest, so we pulled the contest. THE CONTEST IS BACK with new dates for entering, so please leave a comment and enter below. THANKS for your patience dear readers!

View of Shawna's office with her new Enviro-Cake

When the Enviro-Cakes™ company recently contacted me and asked if I would do a review and give-away of one of their cool terrarium Enviro-Cakes™, I was pretty darned excited.Enviro-cakes kit

Why? I am going nuts people – it’s winter, there is snow on the ground in my neighborhood and I have not seen or touched a garden in months. I have garden-fever and am darned tired of the view out the window. I NEED to build a garden!!!

When the package arrived, it had all the ingredients to whip up a really cool terrarium, but instead of the old-fashioned style terrarium, this is set in a cake display. Totally cute, I can see an Enviro-Cake as a great activity for both adults and children to help break up the winter blahs.

Following the directions for assembling the cake is a snap.  First, you layer the bottom with moss, gravel, charcoal, and soil. Enviro-cake being builtNext add plants, top moss, decorative rocks, gravel and Spanish moss onto the clear saucer provided. Place the gorgeous plant display on the cake plate, spray with water, and cover.

After one week, the dome of your cake plate should have condensation in the morning hours and clear up in the evening hours and require no watering – by building the cake-like terrarium you create a little mini rain-forest inside the cake plate. I love the idea of bringing a little green indoors and it was really fun to build!!

It would be awesome if you followed BOTH Enviro-Cakes™ and me on our Facebook Fan Pages, but it is NOT a requirement of the contest.

  • Enviro-Cakes™ Facebook Fan Page – HERE.
  • Shawna Coronado’s Facebook Page – HERE.

CONTEST RULES – Win A Terrarium From Enviro-Cakes™

To win your very own cake kit, all you have to do is leave a comment below!!

A randomly selected commenter will be chosen on February 29, 2012 as the winner and the Enviro-Cakes™ company will send out your prize after contacting you.


Enviro-cake on Shawna Coronado's desk

Special Note – Because the FTC requires it, I am letting you know that Enviro-Cakes™ supplied an Enviro-Cake for me to test and review at no charge. All opinions expressed are my own and I was not paid.

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  1. Claudia says:

    REally nice! The cake stand is not something I would have thought of. Thanks.

  2. What a great idea! Love it!

  3. Anonymous says:

    What a great idea! Love it.

  4. Nancy DeRaedt says:

    Fabulous idea! What a unique use for a cake stand. I have the perfect spot in my kitchen for one! :-)

  5. Malu says:

    Wonderful idea of using a cake stand! Absolutely love it!

  6. Julie Kroske says:

    Hope I didn't miss the drawing. Only have a minute to enter and let you know that I LOVE this blog and the Terrarium!

  7. Ali says:

    Love it!!! Baking and gardening my two favorite things!! How perfect!!!

  8. Scout says:

    I have three cake plates with domes that are different heights. I created terrariums in all 3 as the seasons changed last year. They are REALLY fun for Easter decorations!

  9. Looks like I missed your contest but glad I found your review. I will have to check this product out!

  10. jchapstk says:

    My cat is causing me to shift towards terrariums. This is a nice one that could easily be a centerpiece.

  11. Hi!

    I’m pulling the Enviro-cakes contest because their website keeps breaking down.

    As soon as it is up and working regularly I will start the contest again. My apologies for the inconvenience!


    Shawna Lee Coronado


  12. So cool! Saw this on you Facebook page and totally want one now. My 8-year-old gardener will think he's won the lottery if I give him one. Thanks for sharing the terrific idea!

  13. chel.pixie says:

    I know just the person I'd love to gift this to. :)

    I'm not a huge outdoor person myself but I know someone who is very dear to me that is and she'd get a kick out of it.

    Very cool contest Shawna!

  14. Where's the salamander?

    For a unique and quirky twist on the “cake” theme,you could cut a large slice out of the 'terracake'…

  15. Da_wiz says:

    This is such a cool twist on the terrarium idea.
    I'd love having this in my house to look at everyday.

  16. Diane says:

    Plants + cake! What could be better?

  17. This is a great idea. I may do a short workshop on this someday. Hehehe… of course crediting you for the idea.

  18. PjD says:

    What a great idea, looks like something even I could do :)

  19. Julie Kroske says:

    This is so fun! Looking forward to getting one started!

  20. Anonymous says:

    Candy for one's eyes and soul. Terrific idea!

  21. Anonymous says:

    Linda Susanna Lee
    How wonderful – even a person with two left thumbs like me might be able to tackle this! :)

  22. Another thing to find space for! But I totally would kick the bread machine off the counter. :)

  23. jchapstk says:

    Still love this idea.

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  25. Kellie says:

    That is cool,what a great idea for the winter challenged. I know exactly where I would put it!
    Two chances for the Bread machine to hit the floor. ;)

  26. Is it possible to combine two of my favorite things in the world? Plants and cake? YES! YES, it is!

  27. Anonymous says:

    wow how fun, never thought of that, i wonder if you could grow basil and use it? i did like both pages :},and thanks!

  28. JMerrick says:

    This is a wonderful solution to the winter blahs….and the super green of the moss, really nice and uplifting!

  29. Holly says:

    I am so glad this giveaway is back on. Thank you for hosting it!

  30. Vickie Carlstrom says:

    What a wonderful and creative idea!! Just the thought of our very own mini rain forrest is awesome!! Would love the chance to build and view one of these truly gorgeous indoor gardens!! =}

  31. Rebecca says:

    I just LOVE this idea. A cake stand! Who da thunk! I would love to try this.


  32. What a wonderful idea to bring indoors the beauty of the spring! I remember having a terrarium as a child and enjoyed all I learned and saw grow.

  33. Another great idea. I'd love to have it.

  34. Debbie Rea says:

    I love terrariums (ever since making one in a fish tank back in grammar school), and I love displaying things on pedestals. This is PERFECT!

  35. And the randomly selected winner of the Enviro-Cake Terrarium IS ::drumroll please::

    - – - Diane McCarthy of “The Garden of Live Flowers” http://mcgarden.bintgoddess.com/

    Thanks all who entered the contest!!!

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