It?s a chocolate-lover?s Halloween feast. Candy face, tail and cupcake shell?all in light cocoa candy melts. What could be better? How about the shell being filled with chocolate mousse and the cat standing on chocolate nougat candies? The things of which dreams are made.
In advance: Make candy pieces. Use melted candy in cut parchment bag to pipe 2 1/2 in. long curled tails on waxed paper-covered board; chill until firm. Turn over and overpipe reverse side; let set.
Use painting method to mold cat heads in cookie pan, filling cavities 1/2 full. Chill until firm; unmold. Pipe pupils with melted candy. Make candy shells in baking cups; chill until firm. Carefully peel off paper. If necessary, even top edge using knife or warming tray.
For feet, cut nougat 7/8 in. high; attach to bottom of candy shell using melted candy. Prepare mousse and fill cups using tip 1A. Attach head to candy shell with melted candy; insert tail. Refrigerate until serving time (at least 3 hours).
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.