How to Make Tootsie Pop Roses

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How to Make Tootsie Pop Roses
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Edible flowers can provide intricate and beautiful decorations to a variety of desserts and foods. Whether you use them as decorations for the tops of cakes or you use them to garnish serving plates, these flowers not only add a touch of class, but they are tasty enough to eat. Make Tootsie Pop roses out of Tootsie Roll candies. Because of the texture of these candy rolls, you can manipulate them and roll them into realistic-looking flowers.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Tootsie roll candies
  • Cutting board
  • Paring knife
  • Microwave-safe dish
  • Microwave
  • Cooking oil
  • Chopstick
  • Small bowl of ice water

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  1. 1

    Remove the wrappers from the Tootsie Roll candies and discard. You will need four to six candies to make one rose.

  2. 2

    Place the candies on a microwave-safe dish and microwave them for 10 seconds to soften them.

  3. 3

    Oil your hands lightly to prevent sticking and roll each candy into a ball.

  4. 4

    Shape one ball into a 4-inch-long snake shape and then flatten it. Wrap this flat snake around the tip of the chopstick to create the centre of the rose. Continue wrapping until you have the candy wrapped in two or three layers.

  5. 5

    Shape the other balls into thin, flat teardrop shapes with a rounded end on one end and a pointed end on the other end to make the petals.

  6. 6

    Wrap the petals around the centre of the rose on the tip of the chopstick. Attach the pointed tip of the petal to the rose centre at the base and pinch at the base to secure it. Fan the rounded edge out slightly to make the top edge of the rose. Add each petal around the centre of the rose using the same technique until you have an evenly round rose blossom.

  7. 7

    Adjust the petals slightly until they look as you desire.

  8. 8

    Dip the entire rose into the bowl of ice water for two seconds and then remove it carefully from the tip of the chopstick.

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