How to Make Candy Corn ‘Fondant’ Decorations

Have you heard the Curbly’s Candy Corn Challenge cut-off has been extended to October 29th?? In my continued effort to rally interest in this fabulous and profitable competition, I set my thinking cap straight and got to work fashioning something fashionable out of that quintessential Halloween confection. (Also, I didn’t want to be labeled ‘all talk and no action’ on the candy corn crafting front.) Anyway, here’s my idea for candy corn ‘fondant’ decorations!

What you need:

Candy Corn, of course!

Wax paper

One or more small cookie cutters

A rolling pin or some similarly rolling substitute

What you do:

First, break up 3 or 4 pieces of candy corn.

Next, roll the pieces into a sort of ball-shape. The warmth of your hot little hands will make the pieces become slightly soft and perfect for rolling, which is what we do next.

 

Then, put the candy corn ball between two pieces of wax paper and roll flat with the rolling pin.

When your corn is sufficiently flattened to about 1/8th of an inch or so, GENTLY peal the wax paper FROM the corn splotch. It should look something like this when you’re done.

Using the cookie cutter, cut out your shape from the colorful blob. I found it’s easier to actually push the blob INTO the cutter rather than push the cutter into the blob–like you’d do if you were making cut-out cookies.

Next, pick out the corny bits from the corners of your cutter. (Have I mentioned how much I love alliteration?)

Finally, push out your corn form from your cookie cutter.

And Oh Canada…a sweet little thing to decorate other sweet little things–such as cakes and cupcakes.

Now let’s get cracking on the candy corn Curbliers and win, win, win!!