Monday, April 11, 2011

DIY: How to create Rock Candy Topiary Balls

Check out how I made the rock candy balls for the candyabra? It's simple! Here's what you'll need.

Gather your supplies....
Styrofoam ball, aluminum foil, confectioners sugar, meringue powder, frosting coloring, Popsicle stick

Just in case you get the urge to pull off a piece of candy from the ball and eat it, use sugar as the glue! For edible topiary ball, first cover the ball with foil. 
Mix sugar, meringue power, coloring, and water.
Mix to a thick paste like consistency, add sugar to thicken so it's not runny
Map out the surface by drawing a circle where ball will be placed, and work around the area
I elevated the ball by placing it on top of a cup, while placing the sugar mixture then rock candy on the ball 
Repeat until ball is fully covered.  For an even easier way to create this, simply whip out your glue gun and stick the rock candy onto the ball and Wha-La! 
There you have it, my Rock Candyabra! Do you have a candy creation you'd love to share? Send it over to , I would love to feature it.


Ingrid said...

love this!

Cre8tiveMocha said...

I am SO going to try this for an upcoming event I have. Hope it comes out as nice as yours.

Unknown said...

how does it get crystallized like that??? I'm just curious and it looks amazing by the way

Unknown said...

i'm wondering what makes it crystallize like that....i would love to try this!!!!!

Unknown said...

Can you share the exact measurements for the ingredients? and also what kind of rock candy did you buy cause i have only seen the candy on sticks :(