When we spotted these darling little blossoms, we knew we had to share! October means you’ll probably be stocking up on Halloween candy, so add some Starburst® candies into the mix so you can test out this Starburst® rose tutorial by Justine Taylor of the blog Birch and Lily.
All you need to get started are Starburst® candies and a batch of cupcakes ready to be decorated!
1. It was super hot and humid on the evenings I made these so I was able to shape them by just pressing on them with my fingers. However, if your candies are a bit harder, or your house is cooler, you may want to pop them in the microwave (only a few at a time) for 5-10 seconds to soften them up. After you do that, you can unwrap them.
2. Squish the Starburst® flat so that they’re thin and delicate, but not too flimsy.
3. Tear off a little piece.
4. Roll it with your fingers.
5. Roll it until you get a neat little spiral. This is the center for your rose.
6. Then, tear off more little pieces. You may want to smooth the ripped edges a bit. The pieces should be sort of oval-shaped. But if they’re irregular they actually look best, and more like rose petals.
7. Then wrap the petals, one by one, around the spiral centre. Squish the bottom of each petal to the base of the flower.
8. And just keep adding petals, overlapping them slightly, all around the flower until you’ve used up the whole Starburst® piece.
I laid them out on wax paper keeping them from touching, They can be a bit sticky when you’re working with them, and when they’re warm they can be a bit melty. But after you let them sit for a minute they harden up and are smooth. I stored mine in the freezer until I was ready to put them on the cupcakes.
The top cupcake in the picture below was made from three Starburst® candies: