Sunday, November 22, 2009

Gumdrop Turkeys and Roses



Nutter Butter cookies
small gumdrops
candy corn
black icing in a tube

My grandkids made these turkeys today for Thanksgiving. Choose 5-6 different colors of gumdrops and roll them in sugar until they are flat and thin, 1 1/2 to 2 inches long. Be sure to keep turning the gumdrop over and sugaring both sides before rolling. They will stick without sugar. Press them together in a fan shape. Ice the top of the cookie and press it onto the bottom of the fan shape. Add black icing eyes and the top half of the candy corn for the beak.

Roses
Roll small gumdrops until flat and thin 1 1/2 to 2 inches long, sugaring and turning as you roll them. Cut each piece in half. Roll one into a coil for the center of the rose. Add three petals around the center, pressing the bottom of each petal to the center coil, overlapping petals a little. Add five petals around the three petals of the round before, pressing the bottom of each petal to the petals of the round before, overlapping petals a little. Curl the petals towards the back of the rose to desired shape.

6 comments:

Coleen's Recipes said...

How precious and what a fun project for the kids!! The roses are gorgeous and would look beautiful on any holiday goodie.

Anncoo said...

I also likes kids to help and play with their little hands in the kitchen.

Hopie said...

They had a BLAST!!!!

Ingrid said...

Those little turkeys are cute! My children think their Grandma is awesome and can do anything! LOL, me? Not so much unless it's help with math homework. :)

Love the roses!
~ingrid

Kim said...

These are the cutest thanksgiving day decorations!!

Katy ~ said...

Well done. Such a sweet decoration!