You know it’s spring when I start playing with gum drops! I think these are precious. I’ve made gum drop roses, black-eyed Susan’s, daisies, carnations and assorted flowers you’ll never find in nature. I’ve used just tiny buds on a cupcakes and covered the entire top of a layer cake. Their fun to make -and beautiful to look at.
Place a generous handful of sugar on a cutting board. Squash one gumdrop with the heel of your hand to flatten it a bit. Using a rolling pin, roll the gumdrop, turning and sprinkling with more sugar to prevent sticking, until it is very flat and very thin. Cut, using a pizza cutter, into desired shapes to create rose buds, carnations, etc. Cut into wedges to create petals, or in half to create rolled up rose buds. Let your imagination guide you. The thinner the edges the better- even a little raggedy is great. It'll give a more natural finished look.
To make leaves, roll a green gumdrop into a circle and cut into wedges. Pinch the wide end to create a pointed leaf shape. Press it against the gumdrop flower. Press flower into cupcake or cake.
large fruit flavored gum drops in assorted colors
to you by Amy Tobin
Search & Browse
Recipe to Share?Got a special recipe you can't keep under your chef's hat? It's OK, your secret is safe with us — and all our readers.Share With Us
Don't Be A StrangerAmy is all about being social. Take this opportunity to connect with her on Facebook, share ideas and enjoy free tips.Connect With Amy >
Where's Amy?Wondering what Amy is up to? Take a look at her calendar for all upcoming events.View Her Calendar >