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Standup Strawman Candy


Makes: Each treat serves 1.
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Step 1

1 DAY IN ADVANCE

Make candy base. Melt vibrant green Candy Melts candy according to package directions. Place third largest (3 1/4 in. dia.) cutter from circles nesting metal cutter set on non-stick cookie sheet. Fill 1/4 in. deep with melted green candy. Tap to settle. Chill until firm, 10 to 15 minutes, and unmold.

Step 2

Make candy head and body. Use melted orange candy and smallest dessert dome candy mold to make two halves for head. Use largest dessert dome mold to make two halves for body. Chill until firm, 15 to 20 minutes; unmold. Run over warming tray to smooth edges.

Fill one half of each size with mini candies. Run second half over warming tray and attach. Smooth seams to remove any excess candy. Use melted candy to attach body to base and head to body, positioning seams vertically. Let set, 3 to 5 minutes.

Step 3

Pipe candy details. Use orange melted candy in cut parchment bag to pipe vertical lines, 3/4 in. apart, on head and body. Chill to set, 3 to 5 minutes. Use black melted candy in cut parchment bag to pipe facial features. Chill to set, 3 to 5 minutes.

Step 4

DAY OF CELEBRATION

Make vest. Tint 1 1/2 oz. fondant violet/rose combination (for violet). Use 9 in. fondant roller with pink guide rings to roll out fondant 1/16 in. thick. Use knife to cut a strip, 1 1/2 in. wide x 8 in. long. Attach to body with candy. Use knife to trim excess and shape curved open front.

For pockets, use knife to cut two violet rectangles, 3/4 in. wide x 1/2 in. high. Use damp brush to attach. Tint a 1/2 in. ball fondant ball black. For buttons, roll three black fondant balls and flatten to 3/16 in. dia. Use damp brush to attach.

Step 5

Make bow tie. Tint a 1 in. fondant ball leaf green. Use fondant roller with purple guide rings to roll out fondant 1/8 in. thick. Use knife to cut two triangles for loops, 1/2 in. wide x 1/2 in. high. Use toothpick to score crease lines. Use candy to attach. For knot, roll a green fondant ball and flatten to 1/4 in. dia. Use candy to attach.

Step 6

Make hat. Tint 1 1/2 oz. fondant brown/red-red combination (for brown). Use fondant roller to roll out fondant 1/8 in. thick. Use smallest circle cutter (2 1/2 in.) to cut brim. Use candy to attach brim to head; use fingers to shape gentle curves in outside edge. For top of hats, use a 1 in. brown fondant ball to shape a dome 1 1/2 in. wide x 3/4 in. high. For hat band, roll out remaining brown 1/16 in. thick. Cut a strip 1/4 in. x 4 in.; attach with damp brush.

Step 7

Make straw hair. Tint a 1 in. ball of fondant golden yellow/lemon yellow combination (for yellow). Roll out fondant 1/16 in. thick. Cut strips 1/8 in. wide x 1/2 in. to 3/4 in. long. Attach above and below hat brim using candy.

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Orange Candy Melts® Candy

Orange Candy Melts® Candy ((5 oz. per treat))

Vibrant Green Candy Melts® Candy

Vibrant Green Candy Melts® Candy ((2 oz. per treat))

Black Candy Melts® Candy

Black Candy Melts® Candy ((1?16 oz. per treat))

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Violet Icing Color

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Lemon Yellow Icing Color

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