Looks who?s dropping by to wish all your guests a happy holiday! It?s candy Santa and snowman on candy cane sticks set into inverted cupcakes resting on candy disc bases. The best of the holidays is your perfect place settings.
In advance: Make candy cane candies. For skin tone shown, tint a small portion of melted white candy with melted orange candy. Mold candies on candy canes using painting or piping method . Chill until firm. To make base, place round cutter on jelly roll pan and fill 1/4 in. deep with melted cocoa candy. Chill until firm.
Prepare cereal treats mixture and press while still warm into muffin pan cavities to shape; immediately unmold. Make hole in top with end of candy cane. Cover treats with melted candy ; chill until firm. Attach treats to bases and confetti to treats with melted candy. Insert candy canes. Print names on card stock with marker; attach to candy cane with melted candy.
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.