The best tasting flora you'll ever receive

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First we gave you bacon roses, now we're back and this time with an even sweeter creation. Yes, they're quite fiddly to make but just think of the ear-to-ear grins when you present someone you love with this bunch of sweets.

To make 6 roses, you'll need:

  • About 6 or 7 Starburst sweets per rose (a lot of packets, then)
  • A mircowave
  • The stems of a bunch of fake flowers, or some green candy pencils, or some cupcakes
  • Rolling pin (optional)
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Step 1

 

Place your chosen colours of Starburst (most of them are white, FYI) on a plate in the microwave and blast on high for 5-8 seconds.

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Step 2

 

Once they're soft, place two sweets on top of each other and flatten into a long tongue shape using your hands or a rolling pin. 

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… and roll into a tight tube shape to form the centre of your rose.

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Step 3

 

To form the petals, flatten one sweet at a time into an oval shape and pinch at the bottom (cheeky).

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… then stick your pinched petal to the rose bud.

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Step 4

 

Keep layering your petals until they're bushy enough to be called a rose.

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… and repeat.

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Step 5 

 

While the sweets are still warm, pierce onto your flower stems, or place on top of cupcakes for a super cute birthday treat for someone really great.

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