What Can You Gumball?

One of my favorite things about food and desserts is its versatility. A certain ingredient is just a certain ingredient until you change it into something else. After making my “What Can You Oreo?” video, I’ve been getting lots of requests to make another “what can you____” video. Today I’m working with gumballs! I’m going to show you how to make a gumball necklace, gumball emojis, a gumball tree, and gumball apples.

The trickiest recipe of these four is, by far, the gumball tree. Be very precise when assembling.


Edible Gumball Necklace

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  1. Cut a length of ribbon from about your fingertip to your bicep. This should be more ribbon than you need.
  2. Hold a gumball in your hand, and pierce the gumball directly with a skewer. Don’t aim towards your hand as you are pushing the skewer. Once it just starts to enter the gumball begin to twist it, and push the skewer all the way through the other end.

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  3. Use your skewer to make a guide hole onto the end of the ribbon. Then, stick your bobby pin through. Push your bobby pin and ribbon straight through the gumball. Leave enough ribbon on one of the side of the gumball so that you can tie the necklace at the end.
  4. Tie knots on both sides of the gumball.
  5. Repeat until you have desired amount of gumballs on your necklace.

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  6. Tie the two ends of your ribbon together in a tight knot to form the necklace. If your knot ends up slightly on the side, cut off the tips of that knot, and tie a larger fancier ribbon to cover it.

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Gumball Emojis

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  1. Use edible markers and draw directly onto your yellow and red gumballs. The red and blue marker might need two coats to effectively show up on the gumball.

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  2. Place your emoji gumballs into a terracotta pot for decoration!

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Gumball Tree

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  1. Use a toothpick to smear a small piece of melted white chocolate onto a gumball. This will be your center gumball. Attach another gumball onto that white chocolate. Hold it to support it in place. Keep gluing gumballs around that center gumball until it begins to take the shape of a flower. Before you glue your last piece on (the bottom right of the flower), use a skewer to create a hole through the bottom of your  gumball. Don’t puncture the gumball through the top.

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  2. Dip your white chocolate on the end of a lollipop stick, and go through the hole in the gumball.
  3. Attach that piece to the rest of your gumball flower, and let set in the freezer.
  4. Once set, add three large gumballs directly onto your flower. To fill in any empty space, use mini gumballs to fill space. Let set in the freezer.
  5. Flip the first half of your gumball tree over, and repeat the previous step on the other side.

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  6. Place white chocolate at the end of your straw, and stick the lollipop stick through the straw. Add any extra white chocolate to the top of the straw for extra support. With your scissors, trim off excess from the bottom of the straw so that it’s almost the same length as the lollipop stick.

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  7. Place a small terracotta pot on a piece of parchment paper. Take a spoonful of white chocolate and spoon it into your terracotta pot. There should be a thick layer of white chocolate at the bottom of the pot. Place your lollipop tree inside. Let set for 3-4 minutes.
  8. Add more gumballs to the pot to help support the weight of the gumball tree.

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  1. Use a pair of scissors to cut up your sour straps into leaf shapes.
  2. Break off your pieces of Pocky so that they’re short. Use white chocolate to glue the Pocky onto the top of a gumball. Then, use white chocolate to glue on a leaf.

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  3. Repeat until you have desired number of gumball apples. Place them in the gingham cupcake liner.

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These candy gumball trees are EVERYTHING! 🌳

-For the printable recipe click here: http://bit.ly/2huUyGo

What You’ll Need:  

Edible Gumball Necklace

  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Skewer
  • Bobby pin/safety pin

Gumball Emojis

  • Red and yellow gumballs

Gumball Tree

  • Assorted gumballs
  • Melted white chocolate

Gumball Apples

  • Scissors

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