There?s a surprise at the base of a tasty tower topped with candies shaped in our Party/Birthday Large Lollipop Mold. The overturned candy shell (formed in a White Jumbo Baking Cup place in a Jumbo Muffin Pan) holds an icing-filled round cut from a Sheet Pan cake.
In advance: Make birthday cake candies and candy shells. Tint portions of melted white candy pink, violet, yellow, green and blue. Mold birthday cake candies without sticks using painting method; refrigerate until firm.
Make candy shells in baking cups using jumbo muffin cups and 3 tablespoons melted white candy for each; refrigerate until firm. Leave shells in baking cups.
Bake and cool 1-layer cake. Cut cake into rounds using circle cutter. Tort cakes with knife; fill with icing. Place cakes in shells; seal bottom with a thin layer of melted candy. Refrigerate until firm; carefully remove baking cups.
Position cakes bottom side up. Using melted candy in cut parchment bags, pipe garlands 7 pleats wide. Pipe candy dots at garland points. Attach birthday cake candy to each with dots of 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.