To mold snowflake halo, position smallest snowflake cutter on cookie pan and fill with melted candy; let set in freezer and unmold.
To make face, add a touch of red candy color to melted white candy and mold in candy melting plate; let set in freezer and unmold.
Attach snowflake halo to back of head with melted candy.
Roll spice drop flat and use medium star cut-out to cut star for wand and attach to lollipop stick with melted candy.
Bake and cool cupcakes. Ice cupcakes smooth with white icing. Cut bottom 1/4 in. off marshmallow and insert into cupcake. Trim front of marshmallow on an angle. Insert head on lollipop stick through marshmallow. Ice marshmallow smooth. Use tip 9 to pipe teardrop shapes at hem of dress (smooth into dress with finger dipped in cornstarch). Use tip 9 to pipe arms. Insert wand into hand and use tip 2 and copper icing to pipe hands and fingers. Use tip 2 and brown icing to pipe dot eyes and outline mouth. Use tip 2 and copper icing to pipe dot nose and cheeks. Use tip 2 and white icing to pipe dots and zigzag designs on dress.
Heaven Sent cupcakes are topped by a mini angel cookie you?ve baked and decorated ahead of time using royal icing. When party time rolls around, it?s quick and easy to ice and finish decorating your cupcakes!
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I made these with my niece for her first communion and she loved showing them off.
Plan out the project before you start it, and it makes it a lot easier.
First, do the halos and faces early in the morning to let them set.
Then, roll/cut the stars out ahead of time. I used both red and yellow spice drops (use a heavy wooden rolling pin) and the variation looked very cute.
We used fondant on top of some of the marshmallows to make the "dresses" more fabric like, and dusted the icing dresses with luster dust. They looked adorable!
I will definitely be doing this for Christmas red dresses and with green and red drops for the stars.
Date published: 2011-05-12
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