CUPCAKE or CANDY STAND
This is a fairly simple project to make but it does take just a little time and patience. Plus candy canes can be pretty fragile so just take a little time. And, be like me, always have a few extra on hand to allow for what I break or those that are already broken in the box.
What you need:
4 candy canes – check for approximate same size
Low temp glue gun
4″ round metal ring or cookie cutter
Peppermints – I used 9 but you just need to fill the ring
Part One – Top of stand
Preheat oven to 300.
Place parchment paper on baking sheet.
Spray inside of ring with vegetable spray and place on parchment paper.Unwrap candy and place pieces inside ring.Bake in preheated oven for approximately 6 – 8 minutes. Times can vary by your own oven.Check after 6 minutes for pieces to be completely melted.
If they are still holding their shape, check every 45 seconds to 1 minute.
As these begin to melt, they do so quickly and can burn easily.
When pieces have melted, remove from oven and transfer onto another baking sheet to cool.
Pick out 4 candy canes which are similar in size and coloring.
Place 2 down side by side and attach together with a few drops of hot glue.Stand this up, holding it in place, and attach the other 2 sides with a few drops of hot glue.Check for it to be level as you are putting it together. Be careful not to press to hard as it can break.
Word of advice – any moisture will dissolve the candy so anything you set on top, place on a small piece of parchment paper or in a paper baking cup.
Note – I left the wrapping on the candy canes as with the current weather, they were getting sticky as I was making it. This would make the legs a bit more secure also.