If you like Tootsie rolls, you will love these chocolate clay roses. It isn’t hard to make either; really if you can manipulate play dough, you can do this. And, if you mess up you just eat your mistakes. You can make them in all different colors and sizes. You can also use this clay to mold into whatever shape you want. Keep any leftover clay at room temperature sealed in a plastic storage bag. It doesn’t go bad, but it does harden.
1 pound candy coating
2/3 cup corn syrup
- Melt candy coating.
- Stir in corn syrup and mix, it will become stiff as the chocolate cools.
- Wrap in plastic wrap for a couple of hours before using.
To make the rose
- Pull off a small piece of clay and shape it into a teardrop. Set aside.
- Shape another small piece into a ball and then flatten. Using a small wooden dowel or wooden spoon handle flatten into a petal shape. keep the bottom side thicker and the top thinner. Be careful not to get too thin or it will tear too easily.
- Wrap petal around teardrop shape.
- Keep adding small petals opposite of the last petals opening. Make about 4 or 5 different rows of petals, each getting larger. They come in odd numbers on a real rose. So 1 petal around the teardrop, 3 in the next layer, 5 in the next layer, but no more than 7 petals.
- Leaves are rolled out in a similar way and cut by hand or fondant or cookie cutter. then use a veining tool or the back of a butter knife to add the veins.
Have fun with this and try making other kinds of flowers or shapes.
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