Featuring YummyEarth Organic Lollipops
From left: 9-inch, 12-inch (back), place card holder (front), 6-inch trees
At holiday time, what fun it is to have a centerpiece that can perform double duty - first a creation that can enhance the décor and theme of the table, but also one that your guests can enjoy by eating! Yes, we introduce our edible Rosh Hashanah centerpieces.
At Rosh Hashanah 5772, you can dazzle your guests of all ages with these YummyEarth Organic Lollipop centerpieces. To add a touch of extra sweetness to the Rosh Hashanah celebration, we created unique Yummy Earth Lollipop trees. We used an assortment of Yummy Earth’s sweet lollipop flavors, with an emphasis on pomegranate. We partnered with YummyEarth Organic who supplied the lollipops, and the KosherEye team designed the lollipop Trees. But, we took it up a notch, when our good friends at Whole Foods Briarcliff, Atlanta, GA, created the stunning floral lollipop centerpieces.
We are delighted to share instructions with our readers on how we turned some Styrofoam cones, ribbon, trimmings, and several bags of YummyEarth lollipops into fun, colorful centerpieces. These trees are easy to make, and can even be used as part of a dessert buffet. We also designed a miniature lollipop "pot" to use as a place card holder. There is something for everyone here - including people who do not use a hot glue gun! All materials, with the exception of the YummyEarth Lollipops, are available at local craft stores. YummyEarth lollipops can be ordered at YummyEarth.com or purchased at many Whole Foods Markets around the country.
We are offering our suggestions and, in addition to using ribbons, two optional tie-ons we suggest are mini toy shofars or Judaic charms. We encourage you to share your own ideas. Do send us your photos! To view larger detailed pictures of the YummyEarth centerpieces, please click here.
12-inch lollipop tree 6-inch tree
Materials we used to make three lollipop trees:
• 1 each: 6–inch, 9–inch, and 12–inch Styrofoam cones (we used white)
• 3 5-7/8 x 15/16-inch round Styrofoam bases
• 1 glue gun, plus additional glue stick refills
• 1 small bag of green moss
• Optional: craft paint
• Assorted colored thin soft satin or curling ribbon,
• Optional: small plastic green leaves
• YummyEarth Lollipops (approximately): 6-inch tree: about 40–50, tightly packed ⁄ 9-inch tree: 1 50-count bag, pomegranate flavored, loosely packed ⁄ 12-inch tree: about 75 assorted flavored lollipops, tightly packed
Directions (same for each size):
1. Using the hot glue gun, glue the Styrofoam cone to the base (center it).
2. The cone: Painting the cone and the base is optional. We painted one cone, the 12-inch one, to look like a tree trunk and hot glued some leaves to it. We found this was labor intensive and dispensed with this step when making the other two trees. It does look nice though.
2. Trim the base: We painted one of the bases (to look like a tree trunk) and left the other two white. Using the glue gun, glued ribbon around the outside perimeter of the base. Using the glue gun, glue the moss to the top of the base (it does not have to be thick but should cover it and come over the sides a little). An optional touch is to glue some leaves on top of the moss.
3. Tie ribbon to the lollipops - as close to the wrappers as possible. You can make bows or just let the ribbon hang down.
4. Start positioning the lollipops onto the cones. Starting at the base, work around and upward. Put the pops in at a downward angle, ending with 1 lollipop on top. The ribbons should dangle down; trim to desired lengths.
Don't want to handle a glue gun and just want to plop some pops into a container? We have just the solution for you. We used a small, multi-level, glass floral container and filled each compartment (six) with lollipops and tied sheer glittery ribbon (with bows) around the top of each container. This option was easy and we used about 30 lollipops.
Lollipop Place Card Holder:
This is one of our favorites! We took a 1 1/2–inch wide and 2–inch high terra cotta pot, put a little piece of Styrofoam into the bottom, placed some green moss on top and stuck in some miniature dried flowers. We tied thin ribbon to 4 pops and stuck them into the pot.
Flowers and Lollipops - what a combination!
These are absolutely magnificent and fun! Kelly, talented floral designer of Whole Foods Market Briarcliff, Atlanta, Ga, combined both flowers and lollipops to create these stunning centerpieces. So with a little inspiration, some delicious YummyEarth Lollipops, who knows what you can create! Have fun, be creative and please share your designs with us!
The trees and the floral arrangements make great Hostess gifts for the holidays. They are even fun to use in the Sukkah.