What an exciting way to personalize holiday place settings! It?s so much fun and easy to make ahead using Candy Melts. Form base with candy in Round Comfort Grip? Cutter and decorate candy tree and gingerbread boy. Ice base with melted candy, position pieces and your ready to celebrate.
To make base, position round cutter on non-stick cookie sheet. Fill 3/8 in. deep with melted light cocoa candy; refrigerate until firm and unmold.
Using melted light cocoa, white, green, red and yellow candy and painting method, mold gingerbread boy and tree; refrigerate until firm and unmold.
Using paring knife, make a round hole in base; insert candy stick and fill hole with melted light cocoa candy. Let set. Using melted white candy and spatula, spread evenly over base for snow. Immediately sprinkle with nonpareils. Attach tree and boy candies with melted candy.
For sign, cut a 1 x 2 in. rectangle from white paper. Write name with marker. Attach sign to candy stick with 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.