fruit chew lollipop cupcake pick
I'm not known for taking baking shortcuts, but I do have a couple of cheats up my sleeve. Today is one of those "cheats", using softened fruit chews in cake & cookie decorating.
When you only need a small amount of taffy, a fruit chew or chewable caramel does the job and can be used for a multitude of cake decorating uses.
Starburst fruit chews
Place one unwrapped fruit chew on a microwave safe plate and microwave on low for approximately 10 seconds. The softened fruit chew can now be shaped, rolled & cut.
If you have the book Hello Cupcake! you know these 'puppy tongues' for your puppy cupcakes are made with pink starburst
You can colour the fruit chews by adding a drop of food colour paste and kneading it though, leave it to dry for minute or two before using.
pink Starburst fruit chew coloured red & rolled out ready for cutting
to make a fruit chew lollipop roll a warmed fruit chew into a snake
repeat with the next colour, wind together, warm an extra small piece of fruit chew and attach 'lollipop stick', I used a toothpick.
Whether your need love hearts, flowers, a whole lot of worms or puppy tongues for a cupcake decoration, try fruit chews and have fun!
Also see Fruit Chews part 2
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