I am doing cupcakes for a wedding. The couple wants a nautical theme as they are going on a cruise and getting married in Nasau. They want some of the cupcakes topped with small anchors that I can mold out of chocolate, and some topped with small life preservers. I don't want to use lifesaver candies as they would inpart a peppermint taste to the cupcake. Does anyone have suggestions on how to make little life preservers about the size of candy lifesavers?
Use modeling chocolate or fondant - roll a "snake" and cut lengths of that, then attach end to end in a donut shape to look like the life preserver ring.
what about gummy life savers. they are fruity instead of minty.
OR, a bag of peach rings (I've used them as floaties for teddy grahams. they work well because they have stripes)