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valentine's day cookie bouquet

Here is a cookie bouquet idea using peppermint candy canes that is  perfect  for Valentine’s Day!

This idea works for the regular-sized canes and the little mini-versions too! I’ll start off by showing you how to make the regular-sized candy cane hearts.

First, slide a skewer into a small red gumdrop. Then on a piece of waxed paper, place 2 unwrapped candy canes alongside the gumdrop so that the curved portions are touching…

candy canes Cut a small red gumdrop in half with a scissors and place it just below the curved portions of the candy canes…

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After you have positioned the gumdrops and candy canes into a heart-shape, carefully pick up the skewer, so as not to disturb the positioned candy canes. Place some melted white chocolate on either side of the skewered gum drop…red gum drops

and then carefully position it back into its place. Add a little more chocolate if it looks like there won’t be enough to create a secure bond. 

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Place some melted chocolate on the halved gum drop…

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And then place a small red fondant-covered cookie heart on the chocolate puddle…

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For the mini-sized candy canes, unwrap the canes as before, and line up the canes into a heart-shape. Slice a small red gumdrop in half with a scissors and then slide a skewer into one of the halves. Place the skewered halved-gumdrop below the curved portion of the candy canes…

 

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Add a generous amount of melted chocolate onto the gumdrop and the candy canes so that a secure bond will form…

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Then attach a small fondant-covered cookie heart…

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 Let the chocolate completely set up before moving the candy hearts…

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 Then, carefully turn them over and liberally  apply more melted chocolate on the back of the cookie, gumdrop and candy canes to create a secure bond…

 

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 You will want a secure bond between all three items because when you are trimming the skewers with a wire cutters, there is  going to be a big “jolt” to the cookie. You will want to be sure that you are using a sharp wire cutter. If your cutter is on the dull side and you cut the skewer and your “heart” comes apart, simply “re-glue” it back together with more melted chocolate.

The hearts are now ready to be used for making a bouquet!

Valentine's day cookie bouquet

 

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