Bake and cool lamb cake using firm-textured batter such as pound cake.
Position on prepared base; ice face and inside ears smooth. Using tip 3, pipe outline eyes and mouth; outline and fill in nose (pat smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch). Cover cake with tip 16 rosettes.
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.
The rosette has the tight, swirling look of a rose, but is achieved in one continuous rotation, rather than with wrapped layers of petals. Single rosettes are also used as candleholders on top of a cupcake.