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.
Nicole Jacobs says
This is such a clever idea!
I need to make cupcakes for a relief society meeting coming up, I think I might have to try this. I think the ladies would love it (:
Sherry Cole says
I hope you try it! This is actually how cake decorators make flowers out of fondant. This way taste better, cheaper, and much easier! Thanks!
I am a first grade teacher and I am going to try this activity with my class!
Sherry Cole says
Great! I think the kids will love it! Let me know how it turns out!
This is a great idea. I haven’t seen the chocolate tootsies… maybe we don’t have them in Australia. But I think I could use My fudge recipe to make a very thin strip I could use. Another idea I thought of is that if you want black roses then maybe licorice straps would work well too! 😉
I love this idea, I can totally see it working for decorating all sorts of cakes!
If you can, I would love for you to share this post over at the Really Crafty link party that is live right now! (http://keepingitrreal.blogspot.com.es/2016/01/the-really-crafty-link-party-1-is-live.html).
Thanks Teresa! I had actually visited your site earlier to link up
Thanks Teresa! I actually linked up my DIY Stump Table, and I was the first one, Yay! I am linking up my roses now. Thanks for the invite!
Thank you for linking up!
What a fun idea and great step by step photos too.
These are so pretty and you made it so simple to try at home! Thanks so much for linking up at #omhgww Wordless Wednesday. Hugs from Christine @ A Sprinkle of This and That
How cute are those?! And they actually look like something I could pull off! Pinning so I can try it on my next batch of cupcakes!
These are soo cool! I will take any excuse to put candy on cakes but I love how decorative these are – they would be perfect party cupcakes. Thanks so much for sharing these on #YumTum hope to see you back soon 🙂
Becky, Cuddle Fairy says
Wow, these flowers are amazing. Your attention to detail is superb. You make this look so easy, I don’t think mine would look quite as delicate & beautiful as yours. 🙂 Visiting from #YUMTUM x
Karen Budnick says
Terrific idea! Love it!
This is such a good tutorial to know. I’m pinning it, you never know when you need it:)
Oh, these are wonderful! And the red ones look so easy, I will definitely try them. Pinning!
Nikki Frank-Hamilton says
For a while I worked as a cake designer, I would help the client design their cakes and then the artists at the bakery would take our ideas and turn them into works of art. The process for making flowers was one that took tons of practice, and here you are making it accessible for those of us who aren’t as practiced. These little roses are so pretty! And I love tootsie rolls, I would be all over these! Pinned!
Thanks Nikki! I use to make cakes and made these from fondant. Fondant is expensive and these are super cheap and inexpensive.
This is totally fabulous! Thank you for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday! Pinning and tweeting to share. Have a wonderful week!
Your roses look beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing how you make them with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday.
Fantastic! Thank you for the great tutorial! PINNED! 🙂
Chloe Crabtree says
Wow! These are amazing! I made paper roses in the past, and these look similar, so I think I will be able to do this! These will be a wonderful addition to any Valentine’s dessert! I will be sharing this over on FB and twitter and pinning them! Thank you so much for sharing at Celebrate Your Story!
What an awesome idea! I especially like the tootsie roll flower.
Regina Garson says
I love these. What fun, especially with the kids.
This is such a wonderful idea!!! Thanks for sharing in our Alabama Women Bloggers Sunday Brunch Link-up! I’m sending you a email shortly about using your post for a Valentines Day Roundup we have coming up on Feb. 3. Have a great day!
Editor & Social Media Manager, AlabamaWomenBloggers.com
Thank you so much Kari!
Oh my goodness, these are so cute! Pinning now. I can’t wait to try them. Thanks so much for stopping by Inspiration Thursday and sharing them. Hope to see you again tonight!
So much better than frosting flowers!
Christine at Must Love Home says
Hi Gorgeous! This looks Amazing! Your post has been Pinned,Tweeted and shared on Facebook! I’ll be featuring it this week on the Friday Favorites Link Party at Mustlovehome.com. Come by the party to see your feature and share what you have been working on this week! The doors open at 7PM every Thursday. Hugs – Christine at Must Love Home
Mary-the boondocks blog says
These are really, really beautiful and obviously you have to be very skilled to do this. Mine would look like one of those epic fails.
Sadhna Grover says
This is amazing job and really creative. Roses are very beautiful.
Sherry, wow, this looks so easy the way you show it, I’d love to try to make these. They are so pretty! The tutorial is really well explained as well! Thanks!!
Linda at Mixed Kreations says
This are beautiful, you are so creative and they look so easy to make. The hard part would probably be not eating them. Thank you for sharing your tutorial.
Super cute! I would love to make these for a Valentine’s Soiree. Thanks for sharing at The Creative Circle.
These are amazing, and you make them look so simple.
I really love this idea. I’d never thought to try it and I’m so glad that you did. I used to be really interested in cake decorating when I worked at a bakery. Since then, I’ve stopped trying as hard to make my baked goods pretty. But, this makes things so much easier! I know that when my friends from the bakery visit me this spring, we’ll be giving this a try together! 🙂
Too darn cute! And perfect for Valentine’s day. Your tutorial was spot on, and I’d love to try my hand and turning some cupcakes into something special.
These look FANTASTIC! I do not have to patience for that tedious work… but they look gorgeous so I just might have to try. I’ve been looking for fun DIY ways to decorate pastries. <3
So clever, I don’t have the patience for fondant, but I bet I could do this! They look so pretty!
They look fantastic!! I’ve only worked with fondant once and I was terrified to do so, but these look really easy to do!
Thanks for sharing at Manic Monday Linky party, hope to see you next week!
The Stay-at-Home Life says
These are so neat. You make it look so easy! 🙂
Clair McLafferty says
That looks like so much fun! When I was a kid, my mom made a bunch of cake decorations out of candy.
Sherry, these roses are beautiful and I know they taste great! You can’t go wrong with tootsie rolls or fruit roll ups! 😉
Something Crunchy Mummy says
These look beautiful! Thanks for linking up to #justanotherlinky xx
Denise/DIY Crush says
So very pretty!! Cupcakes look so much prettier with decoration! Thanks for sharing at my craft party! Hope you can come by again next Thursday at 7pm EST.
These are gorgeous- thank you for sharing- pinning!
What a genius idea! I’ve made roses from fondant before, but using tootsie rolls would be so much easier. And chocolate! I love the fruit roll up buds too. Pinning because I know I will need this sometime soon. Thanks!
Those are simply adorable! I love Valentine’s Day and this was a great share. HPS! Have a great weekend.
This is fantastic!! I love it!
Charlene Asay says
How pretty. I would of never thought to do this with candy. Thanks for linking up at Family Joy Blog Link Up Party!
Kristina & Millie says
fun and delish! I these chocolate and fruit roll up roses look easy to make and I bet even easier to eat! thanks for sharing at our Valentine’s party!
Thanks, I think I ate most of the bag of candy while I was making these!
Oh my goodness, Sherry. I love these!!!♥♥♥ Thank you for sharing with us for Pink Saturday.
This post is being featured on my Pink Saturday post this week as “the one that caught my eye”.
Thank you so much Beverly! Being featured on your site just makes my day!
These roses look incredible! Your post makes it sound easier than it looks. I will definitely be giving these a try for some valentines day treats!
Joanne Rawson says
Such a cute and clever idea! I love this. Pinned.
Marilyn Lesniak says
Thank you for sharing your delicious recipe at the #RecipeSharingParty. I look forward to what you will share next week! We hope you’ll come back again next Thursday when we open our doors at 9:00 AM EST. Pinned, Yummed, Tweeted!
These are so cute. I have never heard of making flowers out of candy like this, but it is a great idea! Thank you for sharing at Funtastic Friday Link Party.
Thank you for sharing your candy flowers at the #HomeMattersParty I do icing roses and fondant flowers, but these look more precise. I have to try these. Pinning.
This seems very easy. My son has been asking for cupcakes and I’m planning to make one with those beautiful tootsie roses. Great Idea Sherry!
These are both beautiful and delish! So creative, too. Thanks so much for sharing at Funtastic Friday.
Sarah Vanderkooy says
What a fun and easy idea, thank you for sharing! I am saving this idea for our next party.
These are just amazing!
Ashley ~ 3 Little Greenwoods says
Oh my goodness! These are super cute
Thanks so much for the treat making inspiration!
Tootsie roll flowers….genius!!! They are the cutest!!
I entered a comment already but it didn’t seem to go through ! I really love these and your pics are great! Thanks for showing all the details!
Toni | Small Home Soul says
These are so cute and they look easy to make. With all the colored tootsie rolls that would make a beautiful bouquet!
Thanks for linking up at my Valentine’s Day celebration. These look so lovely and I hope you had a very Happy Valentine’s Day. Feel free to stop by again and link up your favorite wreath project this week at my Waste Not Wednesday Week 38 link party.
These are so cute and beautiful! Absolutely so awesome!