“Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.” Her name is Susie Gall. Okay, maybe “Santa” is stretching my importance a tad, but I do consider myself one of Santa’s elves.
Today is December 1st. You might be feeling a tiny bit stressed thinking about all the Christmas goodies needed to get through this month of parties and family gatherings. I hope this present I bring today eases the pressure, if even just a little.
These ooh & aah-inspiring decorations are so easy to make. I used Holiday JuJus, but Dots Candy or gumdrops can be substituted.
For the holly leaves, I rolled out the green part of the candy to the desired thickness, stamped the leaves then “glued” the leaves together with a dot of clear scripting gel. To make the holly berries, I rolled a teeny piece of red candy into balls then “glued” them on the leaves. Ta-da!!
That’s it. Easy-peasy. Now, crank up the Christmas music and get baking. You can have Holly Cupcake Decorations ready to go before the Angel Food Cake (Sheet Cake) comes out of the oven.
Holly Cupcake Decorations
- Red & Green JuJu Candy Dots Candy or Gumdrops
- Scripting gel to use as “glue”
- Granulated White Sugar to keep the candy from sticking to the counter
- Sprinkle the counter or cutting board with granulated sugar.
- Roll green candy to desired thickness.
- Stamp or cut-out holly leaf.
- Using small dots of scripting gel, glue ends of holly leaves together to form a holly leaf.
- Roll tiny pieces of the red candy into balls and glue them onto the holly with tiny dots of scripting gel.
- Set holly leaves aside until the glue is set and completely dry.
- Once completely dry, use immediately or store for later use (*see note).
*If storing for later use, let the leaves dry overnight on a plate or tray (do not place in an airtight container until completely dry).
Holly Cupcake Decorations keep in an airtight container up to 2 months.