Monday, December 05, 2011

Peppermint: Reshaping Candy Canes

A few Valentine's Day ago I saw a tutorial on every other blog about turning candy canes into hearts for Valentines, and even some people that wrote 'love' through melting and reshaping.  I decided to try it out over Christmas for a few friends that are not included in the 'chocolate fixes everything' club of gift giving.  These would also be cute present toppers. 
Basically, line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silplat, place candy canes on top, and put it in a low oven (I did 300 degrees for about 6-7 minutes).  Pull it out, and the candycane should be easy to reshape.  If it cools before you are done, put it back in and heat it up again.  I did go ahead and break up some of the pieces prior to baking b/c when it's hot, it is stretch, and this helped it keep more of it's shape (like with the A).  Prese it together, and it should cool as one piece.