Feed the one your love with their favourite sweet treats
Cooking a meal for your special someone - Do something different for dessert with these sweet trees. they are the perfect centre piece
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I started by making the filling for the pot.
Now you can buy something like plater of paris, but I went for the cheap option and make some salt dough - this takes longer to dry out but I made it using things I found round the house so didn't need to spend a penny.
To make this (for 2 plant pots) use:
200g of flour
100g of salt
few dashes of red food colouring
and as much water as you need to make this into a dough texture (less than 1/2 a cup)
Put the dowelling through the middle of the dough until it reaches the bottom.
At this point I took it back out and put some hot glue on the bottom of the hole before putting the dowelling back in for extra sturdiness
I then left my pot next to a heater overnight to dry out the salt dough, but if you have something like an airing cupboard than that works very well
Now this is where you need to make a choice. you can either stick your sweets on with cocktail sticks or melted chocolate
If you are using cocktail sticks then leave the tissue paper as is.
However I tried using cocktail sticks but the maltesers kept breaking when I tried to put them on so I opted for melted chocolate instead
This meant I had to cut the tissue off the ball but I left the frilly bit of the tissue on the bottom as an extra decoration
I melted some plain chocolate and spread it all over the ball, including the bottom
To reach the bottom I had to push the remaining tissue down
When you start placing your sweets on you might notice them slipping down the ball - this means the chocolate is too thin. If this happens then leave the chocolate to harden up a bit and then try again.
You can also put a bit extra chocolate on the bottom of your sweet to give it something extra to stick to