Sunday, April 25, 2010

Tootsie Roll Rose

Tootsie Roll Rose by ButterYumThis is what you get when you have a few extra Tootsie Rolls hanging around and you're looking for an excuse to avoid doing the laundry. Not perfect, but not bad - whatcha think?


How to make a Tootsie Roll Rose ButterYumThey're actually kind of fun and relatively easy to make using fresh (soft) tootsie rolls. Start by rolling a small ball, then smoosh it into a petal shape (the candy will soften from the heat of your hands). Roll the first petal tightly to form the center of the rose.


How to make a Tootsie Roll Rose by ButterYumKeep making petals and apply them, one-by-one in concentric circles, until your flower is done (pinch off any extra from the bottom). All together I used 2-3 small candies per rose.

Now tell your little one to close her eyes and prepare to delight in the huge smile she give you when she sees what you've made.
:)


How to make a chocolate rose by ButterYumOh, and don't be upset when she gobbles it up.
;)


Chocolate Rose by ButterYum

74 comments:

  1. So cute and clever! I for one have not seen a Toosie Roll flower before! Thanks for showing us how you did it!

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  2. Too cute! I'd never be able to keep these around- I have a Tootsie loving hubby!
    xoxo Pattie

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  3. Patricia, this is a wonderful idea. I would love to use these for cupcake toppers, they will add a great detail for a mother's day cupcakes or any other special occation.

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  4. Hi Kathia - what a lovely idea.

    My only reservation would be to warn you that because they're made of sugar, they will absorb moisture from any source, so I wouldn't place them on a cupcake until just before serving (or they might start to dissolve).

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  5. This rose look adorable and delicious! Look really beauty, I love it! gloria

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  6. Thank you so much. I'm going to make these today.

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  7. That's hilarious! Brilliant idea!...hmm what about opal fruit rosettes? Black jack tulips?

    x

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  8. What a good idea! I think this would also be good practice for making roses with compound chocolate, for those of us who are not as proficient as you are.

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  9. Being from the UK I have never heard of Tootsie Rolls! But I love the idea and wondering what we have that could be used instead. Jeannette.

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  10. Now that's cute! You could do some pretty decorating with those!

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  11. Oh my god are you kidding me?! How cute!

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  12. Great idea! This is fantastic :D

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  13. Hi Jeanette - I think any soft, chewy candy would probably work very well.

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  14. These are beautiful, Patricia. You make it look so easy. I tried this technique before using fondant and it was a big mess, ha ha, and the end result didn't look like a rose either :o)

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  15. this is so crafty and clever. never in one million years would i come up with something so awesome. plus, if i had lived a million years, i'd be pretty darn bored with life, wouldn't you say? :)

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  16. Hi Grace - I kind of wish I had that much time to get everything done!

    ;)
    ButterYum

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  17. How cute! I think you're on to something. The possibilities are endless; Laffy Taffy, etc.

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  18. So awesome. Thanks for sharing. I am so going to use this.

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  19. This is the coolest idea ever! I bet these would be a great decoration on a chocolate cake. I don't like using royal icing to make roses b/c people can't eat them (well, they can, but they're so hard no one wants to). I don't think anyone would have a problem eating these! By the way, I always see your comments on Laura, The Cooking Photographer's, blog and I always mean to click your link "after I leave a comment" and I have never done it! It took clicking on your tastespotting photo to finally make it to your blog! I love the name "Butter Yum." It makes my mouth water--lol!

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  20. so prettyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!! *thumbs up*

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  21. This is cool. Your cool-me likey!

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  22. Thank you Verona - you're so sweet. I love, love, love Laura's blog!!! I'm so glad you finally made it over for a visit!

    :)
    ButterYum

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  23. such a great idea! And your rose is so beautiful!

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  24. Patricia these are sooo cute! I've gotta try this!

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  25. Well aren't you soooo clever?! Those are very well done. I'm quite sure that even though I have grandSONS they would still be impressed.

    Donna

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  26. Cute and clever! Excellent job!

    -Jenniffer
    http://cupadeecakes.blogspot.com

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  27. Cool! I'm SO going to try this. Thanks for the tip.

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  28. How many tootsie rolls do I have in this house? How soon can I unwrap them and give this a try?
    What time will my girls wake up tomorrow and how soon will I be able to show them this fun idea...those are the questions on my mind tonight....Thanks! Super clever and fun. I bet it would work well with colored tootsie rolls as well.....oh the things I could do with this idea. Thanks!

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  29. Brilliant idea!!!! By the way, in my area we can purchase tootsie rolls of different flavors and colors -- lemon, lime, orange, red flavor? and some blue flavor. So I am totally going to try this. THANK YOU!!!! (cheaper than fondant for experimenting)

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  30. What a great idea! My Mom always loved Tootsie Rolls. I'd make her a dozen of these for Mother's Day if she still had her teeth!

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  31. I've done this with Play-Do but never Tootsie Rolls. Brilliant!!

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  32. So cute!! What a creative idea! <3

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  33. How did you know that I was craving Tootsie Roles? I told my husband that I don't buy them anymore because they are stail. I will try this..Thank you!

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  34. What a creative idea! My mom has a bag of tootsie rolls sitting around. I need to get to them!

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  35. WOOOOOW! THis is sooo incredible!!

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  36. I always used to play with my food as a kid. Heck, I still do! ha ha!

    I'd make roses out of taffy though. And while I played with my tootsie rolls it never donned on me to make a chocolate rose. pretty!

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  37. Butteryum!!! Did you see your sweet tea featured in today's Tasty Kitchen feature on treats? Congrat's!!!

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  38. Oh wow - thanks for letting me know Vicki!

    :)
    ButterYum

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  39. Love it! I will be forced to buy Tootsie Rolls to try it! :)

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  40. Beautiful!! Now I will not be throwing all that Halloween candy away next year..don't tell my children. Can't wait to try this.

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  41. Now that is so cute! Any excuse to buy a bag of tootsie rolls.

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  42. Where is your FB page?? I can't find it!!
    xoxo Pattie

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  43. I sent you a link in an email.
    P

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  44. What a cool idea! Can I come over for classes?

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  45. How clever and cute is that! BTW, I have a lot of laundry and no tootsie rolls, now what do I do? :-)

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  46. These are just so wonderful! I love to do these for my Tea Time Tuesday! I just got to! How wonderful! I love to play with candy! Thank you for sharing this so much!

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  47. These are so cute! What's better than Tootsie Rolls roses?

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  48. This is a fun, pretty and creative idea. Wouldn't they look great on top of a chocolate cupcake! And tootsie roos taste wonderful.
    This is a winner!
    Yvonne

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  49. What a cute idea and much more fun that doing the laundry - LOL! Viva la Tootsie Roll!

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  50. Rose Tootsie must be the coolest chocolatee stuff I've ever seen! Very creative and so yummy!

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  51. This is such a fun and pretty idea! I just love your blog. I am so happy you stopped by my place and left your comment so I could come by and meet you! Delightful place you have here.

    Kindly, ldh

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  52. So pretty and creative. Thanks for the terrific idea!

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  53. slt,tres joli et je suis sur tres bon merci,bizzz

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  54. Pretty! I wish I could do that with frosting too.

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  55. Love your awesome design! Thanks for sharing it at Chari's!

    Ramona
    http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

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  56. Oh my, that is adorable! It would be pretty atop a cupcake or sheet cake too!

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  57. Hi Patricia...

    My friend, I'm so happy to see you for Sunday Favorites this week! What a great post to reshare! I must admit, I have never seen or even thought to make roses out of tootsie rolls but they are fabulous...and what fun!!! I will definitely be trying this! You know, I just love playing with clay, play doh, etc. so this is right up my alley! Hehe! Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial with us!!!

    Have a super Sunday, my friend!
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  58. Oh how cute are those roses? AS IF I would ever have EXTRA tootsie rolls hanging around with nothing to do. But if I did --- and what a gorgeous decoration they'd be for a cake, and SO much nicer than sugar flowers.
    Great idea. Looks simple, but I'm sure my first attempts would be rather sad, and therefore would meet a frightening fate. . . down the hatch!
    Cass

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  59. it looks amazing! i cant wait till the next time i have tootsy rolls in the house so i can make one! :D

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  60. Just wanted to let you know that I featured your great idea on my blogs Friday's Fab Finds:http://redflycreations.blogspot.com/2012/09/fridays-fab-finds-1_27.html


    Stop by and grab a featured button if you'd like:
    http://redflycreations.blogspot.com/p/for-fellow-bloggers.html

    Thanks for sharing your great idea!!

    Melissa
    redflycreations.blogspot.com

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  61. I'm going to try this with the different colored ones, like cherry and vanilla, I'm not artistic but if they don't turn out it still will be yummy!!

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