Valentine’s Day is coming up and these roses made from candy are perfect. These roses are so easy to make, and they look just like the fondant roses made by cake decorators. You can add these to your homemade cupcakes, or add them to store bought cupcakes. These candy roses applied to a cake is absolutely beautiful. You could also make a few to put in a bouquet if you do not want to use cupcakes or a cake. This project is also fun and easy for kids.
All you need are four mini tootsie rolls to make a chocolate rose. You need one green fruit roll-up and one red fruit roll-up for the red rose. I could not find the green ones so I cut a green piece out of a multi-colored one.
Shape the tootsie roll in the shape of a band-aid using a sharp knife or a pizza cutter.
Cut each one into three parts. You will only use the curved ends for the rose. Save the center square for the leaf.
Wrap the next piece around the center.
Keep wrapping the pieces around the rose overlapping the previous one. You can shape the rose petals with your fingers as you go.
Cut your leaf out of the square piece with a pizza cutter or a knife. Create the veins by pressing a knife softly into the candy leaf.