Tint portions of white candy red using candy color. Using melted red and light cocoa candy, and painting method from mold label, mold reindeer without sticks. Refrigerate until firm and unmold.
Using melted light cocoa candy in cut parchment bag, pipe dot eyes; let set.
Bake and cool cupcakes; ice smooth in white.
Using tip 12 and heavy pressure, pipe an oval-shaped body in brown. Outline and fill in an oval for tuxedo shirt (pat smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch).
Decorate tip 5 legs in brown; insert tip in body and pull out, drawing down just before edge of cupcake. Add tip 3 outline hooves. Position candy, building up icing to support.
*Note: Combine Brown with a little Black icing color for brown shade shown on cupcake top. Combine melted Light Cocoa candy with a little Black Candy Color for shade shown on nose. Combine melted Light Cocoa candy with a little melted White candy for shade shown on antlers.
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.
Perfect for classic borders or cloudlike decorations, dots are a versatile technique that can be piped in a range of sizes. The dot technique can be used as a simple border for cakes and cookies, as well as for icing cupcakes or piping meringues.