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Easter Candy Topiary Craft

Create these sweet candy topiaries with your favorite Easter sweets for lovely, edible spring centerpieces. 
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Candy Topiaries

This Easter turn your favorite candies into cute topiaries. With just a few simple Styrofoam shapes and some homemade icing you can make these charming, edible centerpieces.

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To create your topiaries you will need some base forms to attach your candy to. Try one large styrofoam ball, or a series of smaller ones that can be displayed together. Styrofoam cones also work well. You'll need skewers or sticks to use as trunks for your candy trees and of course candy! Any kind will work, but pastel colors look especially appropriate for Easter. If you want your candy to be edible later you will need powdered sugar and egg whites for icing. If you aren't worried about eating it you can just grab the hot glue gun!

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Add the Trunks

You'll want to place the sticks or skewers into your foam forms before you start gluing. Make sure that your sticks are strong enough to hold the finished ball when it is covered in candy— it will be much heavier! Place a drop of glue on the end of the stick and push it deep into the Styrofoam.

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Add the Candy

If you're going to use icing begin by beating 2 egg whites (or substitute with meringue powder) until fluffy. Gradually beat in 3-4 cups of powdered sugar until the icing is thick enough to hold its shape. Cover or use immediately by spreading icing onto candies and placing them on your form. If you find that the candy is slipping add more powdered sugar or hold it in place for a few seconds to allow the icing to dry.

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