One day in advance, make rocking horse candy plaque. Using aluminum foil, make a barrier to prevent melted candy from seeping into rocker area of pan. Pour 12 oz. melted candy into prepared pan and refrigerate until set. Trim edges as necessary. Using royal icing, make 89 tip 102 violet rose with tip 6 centers, completing just row 1 and 2. Make 40 tip 104 full roses with tip 12 centers. Make extras to allow for breakage and let dry. Using royal icing, decorate candy plaque. Pipe tip 3 string eyes and mouth; tip 3 dot nose. Pipe tip 5 bridle, hoofs and saddle; pat smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch. Add tip 5 number, tip 18 string hair. Make a rosette ring: on waxed paper, pipe tip 18 rosette. Dip end of plastic dowel rod in cornstarch and into enter of rosette. Remove rod and clear icing from center. Let rosette ring dry. Cut a 20 in. length of curling ribbon and wrap it around a plastic dowel rod, securing ends with transparent tape.