How to: Chocolate Bouquet

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How to: Chocolate Bouquet
Create a bouquet using vibrantly hued chocolate candies. (Jupiterimages/liquidlibrary/Getty Images)

Chocolate bouquets make sweet birthday, thank you and Valentine's Day gifts for your loved ones. Chocolate bouquets may not last any longer than their fresh flower counterparts, but recipients can enjoy both looking at and eating them. Chocolate gifts are always in great taste for anyone on your list. Consider the recipient's diet restrictions when creating the bouquet, and choose sugar-free or nut-free chocolates when appropriate.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Vessel
  • Bamboo skewers
  • Foil-wrapped chocolate pieces
  • Floral foam
  • Knife
  • Floral tape
  • Scissors
  • Green tissue or wrapping paper
  • Translucent tape

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Choose a vessel in which to display the chocolate bouquet. Pick a festive tin, a colourful cardboard box or a square glass vase. Gather circle or oval-shaped foil-wrapped chocolates and one bamboo skewer for each piece of candy.

  2. 2

    Cut a piece of floral foam to fit the bottom of the vessel and slide it in. Wrap green floral tape around the skewers.

  3. 3

    Cut 4 by 4-inch squares of green tissue or wrapping paper and slide one square onto each skewer. Position the paper square 1 inch below the top of the skewer and gather it together. Twist the bottom of the square and wrap a piece of translucent tape around it so the paper sticks up like flower leaves.

  4. 4

    Slide foil-wrapped, room-temperature chocolates onto the ends of the bamboo skewers, directly above the paper leaves.

  5. 5

    Insert the ends of the decorated bamboo skewers into the foam to create a candy bouquet.

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