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Candy Clay Rose

The elegant candy clay rose makes any cake more beautiful and tempting. Candy clay is easy to shape for making the intricate curls and folds of each petal.
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Step 1
Step 1

Start with the base. Make a 3/4 in. diameter ball of candy clay and mold a cone approximately 1 1/2 in. high.

Step 2
Step 2

Make petals. Flatten a 3/8 in. ball of candy clay into a circular petal about 1/4 in. thick on one side and about the diameter of a dime. Make several petals this size.

Step 3
Step 3

Wrap first petal around the point of the cone to form a bud. Press 3 more petals around the base of the bud. Gently pinch edges of petals.

Step 4
Step 4

Make 5 more petals using slightly larger balls of candy clay. Flatten, then thin edge with finger and cup petals. Press these petals under first row of petals. Continue adding petals, placing them in between and slightly lower than previous row. For a fuller flower, continue adding petals in this manner.

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Light Cocoa Candy Melts® Candy

Light Cocoa Candy Melts® Candy

light corn syrup

light corn syrup





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Candy Clay Rose is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I made these wonderful roses for one of the first cakes I ever took out in public. They were a hit. They looked great and were easy to make. The "clay" is easy to handle and my 11 year old grand daughter was able to make several very nice looking roses. We have adjusted the recipe by using our favorite chocolate instead of the "light coco melts" from Wilton. This technique is particularly great when you have kids that want to help. Other shapes can be molded with this clay, but don't let the shapes get to thick. We've noticed thinly molded shapes set and hold their form better then shapes that are thicker.
Date published: 2010-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This recipe is very simple to make. In the beginning I wasn't sure how firm the consistency would be and wondered if after refrigeration, it should have firmed up as hard as it actually turned out. It was perfect though. The recipe softens up quite quickly once you start working with it and for me, I was able to turn out some absolutely beautiful roses (three) and a few chocolate leaves for the top of my fondant covered cake. I will be trying it again using white chocolate for white roses. I think my Christmas cake will be a show stopper!
Date published: 2010-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I've made icing roses and have a bit experience with gum paste roses so it wasn't difficult to do these. Actually, I found them a lot easier to do than gum paste roses - the candy clay was the right consistency and easy to work with. The first two were a bit dry looking but just by kneading the candy more, that disappeared completely. I'm looking forward to doing more of these since it was easy to sit down for a couple of minutes and do them.
Date published: 2010-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I enjoyed this technique! The first rose I made actually looked like a rose. I made the heart shaped cheesecake with these roses for an engagement gathering and everyone thought I had bought the cake from a bakery! It was easy to make. I would leave some of the clay in the refrigerator when not using. Some of the roses looked like they were drying out. Otherwise, no one really noticed and it was a beautiful detail to the cake.
Date published: 2010-12-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I absolutely love these roses and I find them much easier than buttercream roses and tastier than fondant roses. It is also a great way to start playing with candy clay which can be used for so much from covering a cake to making lace borders to making pearls and more. Additionally, I used white candy clay to make my first set of roses, let them dry overnight and then painted gently with petal dust and they looked beautiful!
Date published: 2010-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love making Candy Clay Roses. I taught the young girls at church how to make them. (Ages 12-16) They enjoyed making them too. And eating them. The clay is delicious. It is very easy to work with the clay. I have made other items with the clay. Try it. You will like it. Even younger children can mold things with this clay. Make cupcakes and let them go!
Date published: 2010-11-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I made the Candy Clay Rose a few years ago when I was first learning about candy clay. It was surprisingly easy to make. The hardest thing to do was make the clay (which wasn't hard at all). You just melt the candy and add the corn syrup. I even had my daughter making a few things with it. She loved eating the flowers Mommy made, too.
Date published: 2010-11-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The candy clay rose was one of my first creations I made when I used the candy clay. They turned out so well I decided to use them on my Grandmothers birthday cake. Now I enjoy making them and other creations with the girls.
Date published: 2010-12-01
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