Using Store Bought Hard Candy?

Sugar Work By Flakycake Updated 19 Feb 2010 , 2:12pm by KHalstead

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Flakycake Posted 14 Feb 2010 , 3:30pm
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Im planning on making a cake for the week after the holidays (next week) and I wondered if I could just do it the easy way and pop some hardcandy into the oven for a couple of minutes and work from that? icon_wink.gif
Perhaps I could make some kind of frame using firm vanilla cookie dough if I want it to have a more specific shape? icon_smile.gif
Planning to make a sugar structure to be on the top of the cake and perhaps try my luck on some flowers LOL icon_lol.gif

Thanks in advance! thumbs_up.gif

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Kitagrl Posted 18 Feb 2010 , 5:00am
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Well I've made those "stained glass cookies" before...I guess if you just need like square plaques you could crumble the candies into metal cookie cutters and then put them in the oven...?

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KHalstead Posted 19 Feb 2010 , 2:12pm
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if you crush jolly ranchers or lifesavers and put them in the oven and let them melt when it starts to cool but is still pliable you can cut it with a metal cookie cutter into a specific shape and let it set up fully and it will get hard again.

that's what I did for the star on the top of this cupcake tower (I used blue jolly ranchers)

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