Piped Graduation Suckers

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Piped Graduation Suckers
Ingredients and Supplies
You will need 3 hard candy molds for each batch of hard candy. Spray the molds with a cooking spray, put 4 1/2" sucker sticks or pencil pops in place and set aside. Make hard candy mix according to directions. Add desired flavors and colors. Pictured is red coloring with cinnamon oil and blue coloring with wintergreen oil. Spray funnel and stopper with a cooking spray. Pour the hot syrup into the funnel and drop into prepared molds. Let cool and remove from molds. Mix up royal icing. Color flesh and thin with water, just enough that when drop onto a surface, the royal icing becomes smooth by the time you count to ten, but is not watery. Put thinned icing into a decorating bag, fitted with tip #6. Pipe faces with the thinned icing in the center of the hard candy suckers. All an hour to harden. With tip #2 in a decorating bag and thinned flesh-colored icing, pipe a nose in the center of each face. Gently dot eyes and make a mouth, using food color pens, filled with red and brown air brush color. Pipe hair with tip #2, desired color. Pipe caps with royal icing, colored desired color and tip #4. Pipe tassels with tip #1, desired color. Attach pencils to suckers with pencil pops.
Hard Candy/Cookie Mold - 2½  Round Sucker
Hard Candy/Cookie Mold - 2½ R...
8H-5208
Unit: 1
Hard Candy Mix
Hard Candy Mix
75-4301
Unit: 12 oz. bag
Sucker Sticks 4 1/2 x 5/32"
Sucker Sticks 4 1/2 x 5/32"
88-140
Unit: 50/pkg.
Cinnamon LorAnn Super-Strength Flavor
Cinnamon LorAnn Super-Strength...
42-2010
Unit: 1 dram
Wintergreen LorAnn Super-Strength Flavor
Wintergreen LorAnn Super-Stren...
42-2050
Unit: 1 dram
Plastic Candy Funnel-Large
Plastic Candy Funnel-Large
81-25
Unit: 1 set / 2 pcs. total
Royal Icing Mix
Royal Icing Mix
77-101
Unit: 1 lb. bag
#1 Round Opening Stainless Steel Tip
#1 Round Opening Stainless Ste...
30-1
Unit: 1
#2 Round Opening Stainless Steel Tip
#2 Round Opening Stainless Ste...
30-2
Unit: 1
#4 Round Opening Stainless Steel Tip
#4 Round Opening Stainless Ste...
30-4
Unit: 1
10" Featherweight Decorating Bag
10" Featherweight Decorating B...
31-10
Unit: 1
#1000 Standard Coupler
#1000 Standard Coupler
30-1000
Unit: 1