Group these candy-filled graduates as a so-sweet centerpiece before passing them out as party desserts or take-home favors. Use crisp rice cereal treats and sugar cones to form the figures, which are covered with Candy Melts.
In advance: Make candy base. With candy colors, tint portions of melted white candy red, blue or your school colors. Place medium round cutter from set on jelly roll pan and fill 3/8 in. high with candy. Refrigerate until firm; unmold.
For bodies, cut point off ice cream cones to make it 3 3/4 in. high. For heads, prepare cereal treats recipe and form 2 1/4 in. balls; make indentation for narrow end of cone. Using candy colors, tint portions of melted candy desired gown shade and orange for skin tone. Cover cones and heads with melted candy; let set and repeat.
Fill cone with assorted candies and attach base with melted candy; let set. Tint additional candy yellow and black. Pipe hair and facial features using melted candy in cut parchment bag; let set. Attach head to cone with melted candy. Using icing colors, tint 4 oz. fondant for each cap and gown.
For base of cap, press a 1 1/2 in. fondant ball into cornstarch-dusted mini muffin cavity; remove and trim to even edges. Indent center to fit head. For top of cap, roll out fondant 1/8 in. thick; cut a 2 in. square. Let cap pieces dry on cornstarch-dusted board.
For arms, shape 3 in. logs, tapering at one end. Attach tapered end to cone with melted candy; let set. Position icing
decoration between arms; attach with candy. Pipe hands using melted candy. Attach top to base of cap with melted candy; let set. For tassel roll a 1/2 x 1/4 in. wide cone of yellow fondant; place on waxed paper and pipe lines of melted candy for fringe. Let set. Attach tassel and pipe button and cord on top of cap with melted candy; let set.
Whether your grad is a kindergartener or college student, they?ll be sure to smile when seeing these cute-as-a-button figures at the party. Make the cakes in our Silicone Brownie Pops Mold and the heads from Ready-To-Use Rolled Fondant.
Your guests will love the party portability of cookies and you?ll love the way you can tailor the fondant gown to suit your school colors. Use the 101 Cookie Cutter Set to cut the grad shape and add a Graduation Icing Decoration diploma.