Penguin At The Peak Cupcakes
He?s dashing through the snow! Your cupcakes will be a winter wonder when you top them with this candy penguin molded with our Christmas Candy Kit for Pretzels.
Each treat serves 1
Use toothpick and melted red candy from kit to fill in hat band, pompom and alternate scarf stripe areas of penguin mold. Chill until firm.
Use toothpick and melted green candy from kit to fill in hat, shoes and alternate scarf stripe areas of mold. Chill until firm.
Use toothpick and melted white candy from kit to fill in eyes and beak areas of mold. Chill until firm.
Use cut disposable bag and melted light cocoa candy from kit to pipe in face, arm and hand areas of mold. Tap mold gently to remove air bubbles. Chill until firm.
Use cut disposable bag and melted white candy from kit to pipe in remaining mold areas, filling half full. Tap mold gently to remove air bubbles.
Place pretzel rod in mold cavity and turn to evenly coat with candy. Carefully fill remainder of mold with melted white candy. Chill until firm; unmold.
Bake and cool jumbo cupcakes. Ice smooth with spatula. Sprinkle with white sparkling sugar.
Trim bottom of pretzel rod, leaving 2 in. extending from bottom of candy. Insert penguin in cupcake.
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.