Basket Blooms Candy
Molded candy base and a sweet bunny display the fondant basket created using the Planter fondant Mold Set. Fill it full of fondant flowers and use it for your Easter table place card holders.
Each candy serves 1.
Make basket base: Tint melted Candy Melts with green candy color. Place circle cutter on cookie sheet and fill with melted candy.
Refrigerate until firm. Unmold and set aside.
Mold candy bunnies using painting method. For pink details, tint white candy with a small amount of red candy color. Refrigerate until firm. Unmold and set aside.
Using cutters from flower making set and rolled fondant, make 20 each violet/rose/yellow apple blossoms and forget-me-nots. Add tip 2 dot centers in buttercream. Set aside.
Mold candy clay basket and handle using molds from planter set.
Attach basket to base with melted candy. Position flowers with icing and pipe tip 349 leaves.
Attach bunny with icing. Write message on card and tie onto basket with ribbon.
Adding color details to candies makes them more realistic and much more fun! For large areas of color, it's best to paint the melted candy right in the mold before the whole candy is molded using a decorator brush. Or, for very small details like vines, mouths and messages, melted candy should be piped onto molded candies using a parchment bag with a small hole cut in the tip.
A variety of leaves will help give your cakes a more realistic garden feel. Add piping gel to your icing to help keep your leaves from breaking.
Pipe dots for flower centers, faces, figure piping and border effects. When making large dots, lift the tip as you squeeze to allow icing to fill out completely.