5 Days in Advance
Make and decorate Ariel candy plaque. Melt white and red Candy Melts candy, separately, according to package directions. Use garden and primary candy color sets to tint 1/2 oz. melted white candy pink/yellow combination (for pink). Use orange candy color from primary candy color set to tint 6 oz. melted white candy light skin tone shown.
Use melted candy in cut disposable bags to mold candy plaque in Ariel pan as follows: Pipe in pink lips. Chill until firm, 3 to 5 minutes. Pipe in skin tone face and body. Chill until firm, 15 to 20 minutes. Pipe in remaining areas of pan with 18 oz. melted red candy. Chill until firm, 30 minutes. Unmold.
Decorate candy plaque. Prepare royal icing following recipe directions. Tint portions violet/rose combination (for violet), sky blue and black. Reserve remaining white. Use tip 6 and violet icing to outline and pipe in dress. Pat smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch. Use tip 6 and blue icing to outline and pipe in flower. Pat smooth. Use tip 2 and white icing to outline and pipe in eyes. Pat smooth. Use tip 3 and blue icing to pipe dot iris. Pat smooth. Use tip 2 and black icing to pipe dot pupil. Use tip 1 and black icing to pipe outline eyelashes. Use tip 1 and white icing to pipe dot eye highlights and flower accents. Let set 24 hours. Reserve remaining icing. Attach plaque to background following project directions.