A candy bouquet makes a creative gift because it is not only decorative, but also edible. You can use many different methods to make a candy bouquet, but they all share the common goal of making candies look like flowers. Choose colours of candies that match the occasion. For example, use a variety of bright colours in a bouquet that will be a hostess gift at a summer party, or use shades of pink in a bouquet for a new mother who has a baby girl.
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Things you need
- Floral foam
- Floral wire
- Floral tape
- Cellophane-wrapped hard candies
- Gummy ribbon candy
- Unwrapped small hard candies
Place a piece of floral foam in the bottom of the vase you will use to hold the candy bouquet. The foam should fill the bottom of the vase.
Cut pieces of floral wire ranging from about 8 to 12 inches long.
Wrap floral tape around a piece of floral wire, starting at the bottom and working your way up. When you are about 3 inches from the top of the wire, hold one end of a cellophane-wrapped hard candy on the wire. Wrap the floral tape around the end of the cellophane wrapper to secure the candy to the wire. Repeat with another candy each inch and one on top so you have four or five candies that look like small flowers on the stem.
Place the bottom of the stem into the floral foam in the vase. Make a few more stems of hard candy flowers and arrange these in the vase as well.
Wrap a piece of floral wire in floral tape to within an inch of the top. Poke the end of the floral wire through the end of a piece of gummy ribbon candy. After 2 inches, fold the gummy ribbon back on itself and press the ribbon onto the floral wire. The gummy loop should look like a petal about 2 inches long. Repeat to make more petals until the flower looks full. Place a gumdrop on the end of the floral wire as the centre of the flower.
Place the gummy flower in the vase. Repeat the process to make additional gummy flowers in different colours and place these in the vase as well. Continue adding flowers until your arrangement looks full.
Pour a couple of inches of small unwrapped hard candies into the vase around the stems. These will cover the floral foam and help weigh down the vase so it does not topple over.
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