These flowers are relatively easy to make, yet are very pretty on baked goods. I have made a couple of variations of these, but I made the ones that I am sharing today for Jaime and my summer party.
These flowers were inspired by Southern Living’s gumdrop flowers. I wasn’t able to find any gum drops at the grocery stores that we frequent–and thought the taste of spice drops, which the stores did have would be too strong–so I used fruit slice candy.
To make the flowers, I used the following:
- Fruit slice candy
- Rolling pin
- Parchment paper
- Small flower and leaf cookie cutters
- A small amount of buttercream frosting
First, I sprinkled some sugar on a piece of parchment paper.
I tossed the resulting shape in a small bowl of sugar. I repeated the process with different colored fruit candy slices and different cookie cutters to make the inside of the flower and leaves. I placed the candy decorations in the fridge for a few minutes to harden.
When the candy had hardened a bit I used a spoon to place a very small amount of frosting on the back of the candy flower center to affix it to the candy flower. I frosted a batch of sugar cookies from this recipe with buttercream frosting and slightly pressed the candy flowers and leaves into the frosting.