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- A bag of gum drops. Each flower requires 3 gumdrops, so buy appropriate to your needs.
- Optional: rolling pin if you have one. If not, no big deal.
|Aww..snap! Cut like a gansta!|
Use the remaining half-circles to continually wrap around the interior bud, pinching the bottoms together as you go. Try to overlap the seams so that they aren't all on the same side. It's not a lot of work and you get this really pretty little decoration.
Just keep repeating the steps until you get as many as you need. Remember this is a garnish, so you don't have to make 900 of them, just a few for the center. They are very dense, everyone is not going to want to chew on one of these, probably only the kids. You want the cake to be the star, not the flowers.
Right before you are ready to put them on your cake you are going to need to cut the pinchy bit at the bottom off so that it will sit flat on your cake. We are going to chop that off.
|Chop off the pinchy bit.|