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3-D Chickadee Candy


Wilton cake pans can also be used to mold candy shells. Here we?ve used our Sports Ball Pan to mold a jumbo candy chick (about 6 in. across) sitting in a candy eggshell.
Makes: Makes 1 Candy Chick

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Step 1

In advance: Make candy chick and eggshell. For Chick: Melt yellow candy. Pour into one Sport Ball pan half. Rotate to cover all of inside; pour out and reserve excess candy. Clean edges with knife. Set on ring and chill for 20-30 minutes, positioning slightly tilted so more candy settles on what will become bottom of front half of head. Repeat two or three more times until 1/4 in. thick. Unmold when completely chilled. Repeat for back half. Smooth edges by running halves over warm surface. Attach with melted candy. Clean and smooth seam.

Step 2

For Eggshell: Melt white candy. Pour into one half of Sports Ball pan. Follow same procedure as described above for chick to complete front and back of eggshell. Let egg come to room temperature before cutting. Tape pattern to shell, 2 3/4 in. from top edge; use knife to mark cracked shell pattern on top edge of front half; reverse pattern and repeat for back half. Use heated knife to cut away border. Smooth seam edges by running halves over warm surface. Attach with melted candy; add 2-3 tablespoons of extra candy to inside bottom for added weight. Clean and smooth outside seam. Brush Pearl Dust over entire eggshell.

Step 3

Also in advance: Make fondant beak. Tint 1 oz. fondant orange. Roll into a ball. Use fingers and thumb to pinch sides and shape 1 1/2 in. high middle peaks on 1 1/4 in. x 3 1/4 in. wide beak. Use knife to cut slit for mouth; adjust opening. Use back of brush to indent nostrils. Curve back slightly to follow curve of ball pan. Let dry on cornstarch-dusted ball pan.

Step 4

Finally in advance: Make round candy base. Tint 10 oz. yellow candy green using candy color. Pour into round pan to 1/4 in. deep. Tap to settle; chill until firm.

Step 5

Assemble pieces using melted candy. Attach base to center of 10 in. wrapped Cake Circle. Use warming tray or warm pan to slightly flatten bottom of eggshell. Attach to base; hold until set. Twist dowel rod on bottom of chick to make an indentation. Cut Dowel Rod to 3 in. long; attach at indentation. Position chick in eggshell, so that chick rests on both rod and edges of eggshell. Secure with melted candy.

Step 6

Tint fondant: 1 oz. yellow, 1/4 oz. black. Roll out 1/8 in. thick. Cut cheeks using wide end of tip 1A; cut eyes using narrow end of tip 12. For hair, reroll yellow to 1/4 in. thick. Cut three rectangles, 1 x 1 1/2 in. Cut three or four slits across 1 in. long edge. Layer together and shape. Use melted candy to attach beak and fondant trims.

* Combine Lemon Yellow with Golden Yellow for yellow shown.

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