I love making cupcake toppers out of different types of candy instead of fondant, primarily because it tastes a lot better. Candy cupcake toppers are such a fun and simple adornment that anyone can get into. You can really make any decoration for your cupcake to match the theme of the occasion, but today I am showing you a simple and classic rose.
I used this same technique to top my red velvet rose water cupcakes during my appearance on the season 2 Cupcake Wars Champions episode!
I also used this technique for my gumdrop candy rose pops.
Or how about as beautiful fondant cake toppers?!
There are a few different techniques for making roses. This is mine. I think it is pretty simple and can be made out of pretty much any moldable material, from fondant, to tootsie rolls, play dough, or even the red wax that packages those babybel cheeses (ya, I've done it before... kids get a kick out of it).
Feel free to refer to the step-by-step photo at the top of the page, or the larger tutorial from my gumdrop candy roses.
DirectionsFlatten 5 small, pink tootsie roll balls about 1/8 inch thick. Form 4 into a circular petal shape, using your fingers and one into a longer stretched out oval shape to be used for the "bud" of the rose. The thinner you make them the more realistic they will look. I like to squeeze around the edges with my thumb and forefinger to make the edges almost transparent, giving the petal an even more delicate and realistic look. Feel free to use more or less petals for your roses depending on weather you want a rosebud or a fully bloomed rose. Create 2 green leaves out of lime tootsie roll if desired.
Give them a try, and be sure to share a picture on our Facebook wall, or email a photo to MyCreation@dollhousebakeshoppe.com to have your recreation featured in our Fan Photo album!
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