I'm making a birthday cake for my two daughters, ages 3 & 5. Their birthdays are a week apart, and we're having a little family get together this Saturday. I'm making an 8" round 2-layer cake with a butterfly cake on top, made out of a 6" round cake. The cakes are already baked, just not decorated yet.
I was thinking I could make some sort of candy/sugar antennae to stick into the butterfly's head. How do I do that? I remember reading in a cookbook somewhere about making hard candy, so I have a general idea, but can't remember the details.
What do I use & how do I do it? I don't really care what color it will be, although if it's possible to add food coloring to it, that would be nice.
Thank you, that does look like a good way, but I was hoping to make more of a hard, clear sugar candy-type antennae. Last night I found my cookbook that describes & pictures the different hardness stages. However, it doesn't have a recipe for hard candy, just recipes for other items which require a particular hardness stage, like saltwater taffy, divinity, peanut brittle, etc...
These all have sugar and corn syrup, which may be what I need to make the butterfly antennae, but they also have other ingredients for their particular recipes, like butter, which I'd guess I would not need.