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Uncle Sam?s Hat Trick Treat Pops


Makes: Each treat serves 1.

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Step 1

1 DAY IN ADVANCE

Make hat brim. For each treat, tint 1 1/4 oz. fondant royal blue. Knead 1/8 teaspoon Gum-Tex into blue fondant. Use 9 in. fondant roller to roll out 3/16 in. thick. Use medium round cutter (2 5/8 in.) from 101 cookie cutters set to cut circle. Use smallest round cutter (1 3/4 in.) from set to cut out center opening to fit around treat pop. Let dry 24 hours on cornstarch-dusted cake board.

Step 2

Make three 10 in. square cakes. Prepare batter for two white cake mixes following recipe directions and divide into fourths. Tint 1/4 no-taste red, 1/4 copper (for skin tone shown) and leave 1/4 white. Bake remaining batter as cupcakes for another use. Bake and cool cakes. Use knife to level to 1/2 in. high.

Step 3

DAY OF CELEBRATION

Assemble treat pops. Prepare buttercream icing following recipe directions. Tint a portion copper; leave remainder white. Use smallest round cutter from set to cut two copper cake circles. Use knife to cut five red and five white strips, each 3/8 in. wide x 1 1/2 in. long.

Push one copper cake circle in bottom of container. Use tip 2A and copper icing to pipe a swirl of icing from back edge following the curves of the container. Repeat with another copper cake circle and icing. Position red and white cake strips upright around container, alternating colors. Use tip 2A and white icing to fill center of container to top. Use spatula and white icing to ice and smooth top completely.

Step 4

Position hat brim.Slide brim onto container from the bottom, even with top of copper face area. Use knife to trim inner circle to fit, as needed. Melt white Candy Melts candy according to package directions. Use melted candy in cut parchment bag to secure brim to container. Chill until firm, 3 to 5 minutes.

Step 5

Make facial features. For mustache, shape white fondant into two teardrops, 3/4 in. long x 3/8 in. wide. For goatee, shape fondant into a triangle, 1 in. wide x 1 in. long. Use toothpick to score lines for texture. For eyebrows, roll two white logs, 1/16 in. dia. x 5/8 in. long. Use melted candy in cut parchment bag to attach mustache, goatee, eyebrows and candy eyeballs to outside of treat pop. Chill until firm, 3 to 5 minutes.

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Gum-Tex?

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White Candy Melts® Candy

(1 oz. makes 6 to 8 treats) White Candy Melts® Candy

Copper Icing Color

Copper Icing Color

Royal Blue Icing Color

Royal Blue Icing Color

Red (no-taste) Icing Color

Red (no-taste) Icing Color

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101 Cookie Cutter Set ((small [1 3/4 in.] and medium [2 5/8 in.] round used)

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10 x 2 in. Square Pan

10 x 2 in. Square Pan

10 x 14 in. Cake Boards

10 x 14 in. Cake Boards

Treat Pops

Treat Pops

12 in. Disposable Decorating Bags

12 in. Disposable Decorating Bags

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