These sundaes are so much fun to make and will last for years. I think they add a real fun factor to almost any tabletop decor.
Although I’m showing red, pink and white sundaes here for Valentines Day you can make them in any color combination, for any season.
I buy my salt water taffy from Oriental Trading Company and love that you can purchase big bags by color. Although you probably won’t be eating the taffy (unless you have left overs or have a sweet tooth like me) know that they are soft and fresh and are really good. I appreciate that they arrive within a few days of ordering.
The first thing you’ll need to do is gather your containers. I’ve purchased sundae glasses at thrift stores and rummage sales. You can usually find them during the summer months at Walmart and dollar stores. Don’t limit yourselves to traditional old fashioned sundae glasses though. Here are some other ideas.
After selecting your container, measure the width of the opening and buy Styrofoam balls that size. For the clear glass dishes I wanted to fill the bottoms with coordinated candies and not see the bottom of the Styrofoam through the glass so I cut the balls in half with a serrated knife. On the black and white dishes I left the Styrofoam balls whole which helped eliminate the need to glue onto the more expensive dish.
You may need to sculpt the Styrofoam slightly so it fits securely into the top of your container.
Fill the clear glass containers with candies of your choice.
Then you simply start hot gluing the taffy onto the Styrofoam, one at a time, beginning where the styrofoam meets the glass, working your way to the top of the Styrofoam ball. I glued white taffy around the top to look like whip cream. The cherry is a gum ball. I added fun straws (cut to size) for a pop of contrasting color.
That’s it. How easy!
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