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  • Have you seen "sweet" trees at a craft fair?

    I was at a craft fair recently and someone was selling little trees made of sweets. I have seen bouquets of sweets before but these were really eye catching and different. One was made out of ferrero rocher and I guess it was made on florists foam but the most colourful one was a christmas tree made out of quality street. I was thinking of having a go for xmas pressies but I think I might eat more than I stick on .... Fab idea though but they were selling at £40 each which I thought was a bit steep.
    Angela Devine

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    I've never heard of such things. £40 worth of ferero rocher sounds like a lot of chocolate.
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    • #3
      I have seen sweet bouquets (only the once though - they didn't come back the following year to the show so don't know if that indicated that they weren't selling well...) but they weren't in that sort of price range. I don't think I would want to eat it if I had paid £40 which sort of defeats the object of the whole thing doesn't it!!

      Did you get any photos of them? I would love to see them.
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      • #4
        Hello
        I make sweet trees from a variety of sweets such as All sorts, Rolo's, Minstrels, Marshmallows, Toasted coconut, Coconut mushrooms, Strawberry jellies,Rum truffles, large italian gold wrapped praulines. All pots are filled with a variety of sweets but no nuts are used (just in case) and I sell mine for £20 if you are interested.
        Bernie

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        • #5
          I've made the sweet trees in the past using quality street, celebrations etc (using a cone of card as the centre and building the sweets round it). The thing I would point out is that they are quite time consuming, use lots of glue and actually take more sweets to complete than you'd first think. Look lovely as a table decoration though. Have a go - they're easy and good fun to make.
          Wid

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          • #6
            Seen these at Leighton Buzzard Christmas Fair and they made me hungry. They look awesome. I imagine these will work well for Valentines day, mothers day and Easter. I had to look closely at them, I initially thought they were bouquets of flowers lol

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Wid View Post
              I've made the sweet trees in the past using quality street, celebrations etc (using a cone of card as the centre and building the sweets round it). The thing I would point out is that they are quite time consuming, use lots of glue and actually take more sweets to complete than you'd first think. Look lovely as a table decoration though. Have a go - they're easy and good fun to make.
              I found a great tutorial online yesterday showing how to make these (sadly I forgot to bookmark it but hopefully I can find it again easily!) I think I might have a go at some point in the future but I agree the number of sweets was quite daunting (especially as I would need twice as many to allow for 'wastage' (i.e. eating!)
              Ali x

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              • #8
                Originally posted by AliCat View Post
                I found a great tutorial online yesterday showing how to make these (sadly I forgot to bookmark it but hopefully I can find it again easily!) I think I might have a go at some point in the future but I agree the number of sweets was quite daunting (especially as I would need twice as many to allow for 'wastage' (i.e. eating!)
                Ah yes "wastage" comes in two forms for the trees I made - the ones you eat and the ones that aren't in twist wrappers and therefore can't be attached, hence also have to be eaten!
                Wid

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                • #9
                  I'll offer my "waste management services" for free
                  full time mum and very very part time crafter.

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                  • #10
                    I'd be happy to cover quality assurance

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                    • #11
                      Yes seen them in the East Midlands someone called Candy Treets I believe they are on Facebook.

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                      • #12
                        Also this company called Sweet Cake Delights but they are not that expensive as £40

                        https://www.facebook.com/sweetcakedelights1

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                        • #13
                          I've made these in the past but would never charge £40 for one - who in their right mind would pay that ????? Mine are half the price, however i do only make them at xmas, easter, valentines and mothers day - much nicer than just giving a tin of sweets, i love the way my children sit and watch me make them and if any fall off as i am putting them together they move so fast, if you blink you miss who's nabbed it Just making up stocks now ready for the xmas craft fairs that i am going to xx
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