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Neck & Neck Giraffe Treat Pops


Makes: Each treat serves 1.
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Step 1

2 DAYS IN ADVANCE

Make fondant giraffe features. For six treats, tint 3 oz. fondant lemon yellow/golden yellow combination (for yellow) and 1 1/2 oz. brown. Use 9 in. fondant roller with pink guide rings to roll out fondant 1/16 in. thick. Use Cut-Outs fondant cutter sets to cut out head and features for each as follows: Use largest oval to cut yellow head, smallest leaf to cut two yellow ears (reverse one for opposite side), smallest round to cut two brown antenna ends. Use largest oval to cut one brown muzzle. Use knife to cut off bottom 1/3 for muzzle and attach to oval head with damp brush. For antennae, roll two yellow logs, 1/4 in. dia. x 1 in. long. Let all pieces dry overnight on cornstarch-dusted boards.

Step 2

1 DAYS IN ADVANCE

Make cakes. Prepare two sponge cake recipes following recipe directions. Tint batter for one recipe lemon yellow/golden yellow combination (for yellow). Tint batter for second recipe brown. Bake and cool cakes, separately, in 12 in. x 18 in. x 1 in. jelly roll pan. Use knife to trim o any crisp edges. Roll cake in parchment paper until cool.

Step 3

Cut cakes. Unroll yellow sponge cake. Use knife to cut rectangles, 2 3/4 in. wide x 4 1/4 in. long. Use rounds Cut-Outs fondant cutters to cut circles in all three sizes from rectangle. Cut partial circles on edges of rectangle.

Unroll brown sponge cake. Use rounds Cut-Outs fondant cutters to cut circles as above.

Step 4

Assemble treats. Insert brown circles in open areas of rectangle. Roll up cake and insert in treat pop. Prepare buttercream icing following recipe directions. Tint lemon yellow/golden yellow combination (for yellow). Use tip 12 and icing to fill open center area to top, finishing with a swirl on top to support giraffe head.

Step 5

Assemble giraffe. Melt yellow Candy Melts candy according to package directions. Use melted yellow candy in cut disposable bag to attach ears and antennae to back of head. Chill until firm, 3 to 5 minutes. Use melted candy to attach antenna ends to antennae. Chill until firm. Use extra fine tip FoodWriter edible color markers to draw black eyes and nostrils and brown inner ears.

Use melted yellow candy in cut disposable bag to pipe a horizontal line on front edge of treat pop. Immediately position giraffe at an angle. Support with additional icing if needed.

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Ingredients

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4 1/2 oz. White Ready-To-Use Rolled Fondant ((makes six treats))

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$8.49

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Gum-Tex

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Yellow Candy Melts® Candy

10 oz. Yellow Candy Melts® Candy ((makes six treats))

Lemon Yellow Icing Color

Lemon Yellow Icing Color

Golden Yellow Icing Color

Golden Yellow Icing Color

Brown Icing Color

Brown Icing Color

favorite sponge cake recipe or mix

favorite sponge cake recipe or mix ((2 needed))

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$9.99

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Tip: 12

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$6.99

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Roll-N-Cut Mat

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Brush Set

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12x18x1 Jelly Roll/Cookie Sheet

12x18x1 Jelly Roll/Cookie Sheet ((2 needed))

Treat Pops

Treat Pops

12 in. Disposable Decorating Bags

12 in. Disposable Decorating Bags

10 x 14 in. Cake Boards

10 x 14 in. Cake Boards

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