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DIY Candy Rose Bouquet

Makes a bouquet of 4 roses

Ingredients

  • 24 red or pink jolly rancher candies
  • 4-8 green jolly rancher candies

Instructions

  • Snip the pointed end off one bamboo skewer for each rose you want to make.
  • Add 1 cup of water to a small glass bowl and add a handful of candies (still in their wrappers) to the bowl.
  • Microwave for 1 minute.
  • Wearing food-safe rubber gloves, take one candy from the hot water. Knead the wrapped candy between your thumbs and fingers, flattening and molding it into a rough oval.
  • Unwrap the candy and refine the shape into a petal.
  • Roll the candy around the end of the skewer, molding it to look like the center of a rose.
  • Continue shaping and adding petals, working in a circle around the skewer, offsetting each candy and curving the petals to create the shape of a rose.
  • Repeat to make more roses.
  • Put fresh water in the bowl and warm two green candies as described in Step 2.
  • Knead one wrapped candy between your fingers until it forms a relatively flat oval.
  • Unwrap the candy and refine it into a leaf shape, somewhat pointed on the end with slightly curved edges. Mold the leaf around the rose petals.
  • Shape the other wrapped green candy into a rough oval. Unwrap the candy and refine the shape a bit.
  • Poke the end of the skewer through the flattened candy and slide the candy up to the bottom of the rose. Mold the candy to form the base of the rose.
  • Place roses in a vase or jar and enjoy your stunning candy art!

Notes

Directions from http://www.ehow.com