A great toy soldier stands guard on your holiday dessert table. Every detail on his uniform is crisply detailed with royal icing. Set on a round cookie base, he can be used as a place setting populated a wonderful dessert table.
In advance: Make candy hat. Tint melted candy black using candy color. Mold solid hat in Cordial Cups Mold; chill until firm. Place hat on waxed paper-covered board; pipe brim using melted candy in cut parchment bag; chill until firm.
Prepare cookie recipe and press into boy molds 1/2 in. deep. Bake and cool cookies in silicone mold supported by cookie sheet. For base, roll out dough 1/4 in. thick and cut using circle cutter. Decorate soldier using royal icing. Ice face, hands and clothing smooth. Pipe tip 2 string belt, shirt collar, cuffs, shoulder pads; dot nose, eyes and buttons. Pipe tip 1 string mouth, button detail; pull-out dot epaulets. Attach soldier to round cookie with melted candy; attach hat to head. Pipe tip 3 pull-out string hair, hat band and fleur-de-lis.
*Combine Golden Yellow with Lemon Yellow for yellow shown. Combine Red-Red with Christmas Red for red shown. Combine Brown with Red-Red for brown shown.
If you're looking for something easy and elegant for desserts or party trays, here's a delicious idea. Serve candy shells filled with fruit, mousse or liqueur! We've made the candies shown here in the Wilton Cordial Cups Mold, but Wilton has many other products that will work beautifully. The procedure is much like that for making filled candy?without sealing the top.