While planning the Sunflower party, I decided to make a quick trip to the dollar store. I love to find something for a dollar and make it into "party stuff". Without further explanation, here is my dollar store creation -
Simple to make, sorta.
Purchased two stems of Sunflowers (6 Sunflowers on each stem).
Took them apart and pulled off the Sunflower.
Removed the center piece.
Glued the Sunflower back on the leaf.
Purchased some floral wire.
Took one piece of wire for each stem and folded the wire in half and hooked the wire around the leaf.
Twisted the wire around the stem to add support for the truffle.
Used a galvanized cake stand and turned it upside down and filled with floral Styrofoam.
Poked each stem in the foam.
Now it's time to make the Truffles!
Using your favorite cake ball recipe form a dozen round cake balls.
Lay on wax paper and freeze til firm.
Dip in Chocolate and sprinkle with brown sanding sugar.
Place on saran wrap.
Purchase mini brown candy cups.
Poke a little hole in the bottom of each cup so the stem can poke into the truffle.
I guess I'm a gardener after all! :)
don't Pick the Sunflowers!