Section 13: Roses Kissed by Chocolate
This will make 2 dozen roses, perfect for a theatrical party.
1 bag chocolate “kiss” candy
1 roll red foil or cellophane, cut into 24 4″ squares
2 packages medium-gauge (20–24 gauge) florist wire
1 roll florist tape
1 roll double-stick tape
3 dozen artificial leaves (optional — about 2 or 3 per rose)
12 yards ribbon (½ yard of ribbon per rose)
Ruler and pen
For each candy rose bud, begin by taping two kisses together, bottom to bottom.
Stick the florist wire into one end of the double chocolate (both ends are pointed).
Next, center 4″ square of foil or cellophane around double chocolate, and cover the two kisses. Twist foil or cellophane tightly around chocolate kiss at the base.
Beginning at base of bud, wrap the florist tape tightly around edges of foil or cellophane and the florist wire. Continue down the length of wire with tape, adding one or two leaves about 3″ down from the bud, until all the wire is covered. Break off at end.
Tie with ribbon and a tag with a note. “Bravo,” “A Standing Ovation,” or “A Kiss from Baby” could be inscribed on the tag.