Saturday, October 16, 2010

Halloween-Candy Corn: Candy Corn Fondant Leaves


I saw this idea for turning 'left over' candy corn into fondant here.  I never actually met a left over candy corn, but I was willing to buy a package for this experiment. 
I popped the whites off my candy corns. 

The whites are now in a better place. 
I broke up the oranges and yellows. 
Next up, squishing.  The warmth of your hands and a little pressure should quickly form a 'fondant ball.'  Too bad the same can't be said for coal, a little pressure, and diamonds. 
I covered both sides with wax paper, and rolled out my candy corn fondant with a rolling pin. 
I cut out some little leaves with small (pie leaf) cookie cutters.  I pealed the excess away before removing the cookie cutters.  It's a little sticky, thus, peeling around the cookie cutter kept the shape true to form.
These little leaves would have been super cute on a cupcake, but they disappeared far too quickly.  I'll get a detective on the job.  In the meantime, I'm loving candy corn fondant!
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9 comments:

Lori said...

Did the puppies get them? Such a cute idea and I can't believe they melted in your hands.

Carla S said...

How cute!

Kim said...

This is a wonderful idea. I think I'll try them for cupcakes or something. I already have the cutter. Thanks so much for sharing (I agree about the coal thing :)).

Gabby said...

Found you through another blog about this post. I love it! Great idea. Sounds tasty, too.

Danielle said...

Wow that looks pretty cool! What a great idea.

Erin said...

How stinkin' clever are you??? I'll answer that... TOTALLY! This is so cool!

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

I buy an extra bag for decorating goodies in November, last year they ended up on Turkey cookies. So I think these will be really fun to cut out leaves from and use on top of cookies next month. I'd never seen this idea before. Thanks for sharing it!

decor4poor@blogspot.com said...

What a tasty treat. I will have to try that.

InMyOwnStyle said...

Hi Christy-

These cookies look so pretty and delicious I want to take a bite out of one right now. I have never worked with fondant, but these are so unique - I may have to try making them. My foodie friends will be so proud of me - using fondant - that is candy corn fondant!
My best- Diane