Have you ?herd? what is a fun treat everyone will love to eat? Treat pops! And, these elephant-inspired ones are great to serve for animal-themed birthday parties. Use melted Candy Melts candy to attach accents to the outside of the Treat Pops.
One day in advance, make elephant ears and trunk. Tint 3 in. ball of fondant a light shade of blue and 1 in. ball of fondant rose. Knead in 1/4 teaspoon of Gum-Tex into blue fondant. Use fondant roller with pink guide rings to roll out blue and pink fondant 1/16 in. thick.
For ears, use large heart Cut-Out to cut two hearts per treat from blue fondant. Use knife to trim off 1/4 from bottom, pointed end. Reserve excess. Use medium heart Cut-Out to cut two hearts per treat from rose fondant. Use knife to trim off 1/4 from bottom, pointed end. Use damp brush to attach rose fondant to blue.
For trunk, use 1 in. blue ball of fondant, and roll into a log, 2 1/4 in. long. Shape into a trunk, tapering one side. Flatten both ends. Use toothpick to add nostrils. Let dry on cornstarch-dusted flat surface 24 hours.
Make cake circles. Prepare batter following recipe directions. Tint blue. Bake and cool cake according to pan package directions. Use knife to level cakes 1/2 in. high. Use smallest round (1 3/4 in.) cutter from set to cut four cake circles per treat pop.
Assemble treat pops. Prepare buttercream icing following recipe directions. Tint blue. Push cake circles into bottom of treat pop. Use tip 12 and blue icing to pipe a swirl of icing from back edge following the curves of the container, then filling the center. Repeat to add three more layers of cake and icing. Use tip 12 and blue icing to pipe swirl flush with the top of treat pop.
Make elephant. Roll blue fondant logs, 1/4 in. x 1/16 in. long. Insert five logs into top of treat pop for hair.
Melt blue Candy Melts candy according to package directions. Use brush and melted blue candy to attach ears to outside of container. Hold in place until set and then chill 3 to 5 minutes.
Use melted blue candy to attach candy eyeballs and trunk to outside of container. Hold in place until set and then chill 3 to 5 minutes.