How To Make A Candy Bouquet In A Coffee Cup
Oh No! Its your Aunt Sally's 60th birthday, and she's coming over to see everyone. Normally you would think this is good news, but no-one told you, and you don't have a gift for her! Don't Panic! There's a simple gift you can make her that she will absolutely love. It's a candy bouquet in a coffee cup, and you can make one using a coffee cup, some leaves, and some flower shaped candies! Step 1: Find a suitable coffee cup. Most people have lots of coffee cups in their house. Maybe you have a cup from an old coffee set that got broken? Try and find a nice looking cup, as it will ruin the effect of the candy bouquet if you use an old tacky, chipped cup! Step 2: Prepare the coffee cup to hold the candy. Take some dried oasis and push it into the coffee cup.
If you don't have an oasis, you can stuff the cup with cellophane, but an oasis will work much better, as it will hold the flowers up much more firmly. Before placing the oasis into the cup, place a square of cellophane in at the bottom. This will make it easier to clean later, as any flakes that fall off the oasis will be caught by the cellophane. Step 3: Add the leaves for the candy bouquet. Place some leaves around the outside edge of the cup.
Make sure that the leaves overlap slightly as this will give a nice fanned effect. Try and space the leaves out evenly, but don't worry too much if the aren't spaced perfectly. it will make the bouquet seem more natural. Step 4: Insert the candy flowers. The next step is to place the candy flowers into the cup. Start in the middle and work your way out until all the candy flowers have been used. Depending on the size cup, and candy you are using, this could be anywhere between 5 to 11 candies. Step 5: Fill the gaps with leaves. When you give the candy bouquet to Aunt Sally, you don't want her to see the oasis inside the cup, as this will ruin the effect. So fill in any gaps where you can see through to the oasis, with leaves.
Step 6: Add some ribbon. Personally, I like candy bouquets that have some ribbon. Place some ribbon around the cup, and maybe even add a figure-of-eight-bow to soften the bouquet a little. That's it, all done! Very quick and easy, I think you'll agree! This Candy Bouquet looks great, and will make an ideal present for anyone, especially Aunt Sally! Just don't be surprised if it's half eaten next time you see it!.
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