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Hard candy monograms - how?

LaureltQ | Jun 8, 2011 01:37 PM

My husband's brother is getting married, and the night before the wedding, their mother is doing a rehearsal dinner type thing at her house, but more of a work party to assemble the centerpieces. I have been asked to provide cupcakes for the event. I'd like to jazz them up a bit by making a candy monogram to stick into the frosting of the cakes. The flavors will probably be lemon and peach (wedding colors) so I thought that doing a clear hard-crack candy "C" monogram would be great. Jolly Ranchers could be a great option, as I could even get the "right" flavors, but I'm just not sure how to execute this. Obviously a melted hard candy will be HOT and hard to work with. I am comfortable making candy myself if this is a more viable option, but I thought that if it's less work, and flavored, I'd rather do the Jolly Ranchers.

Is there anything I could use to pipe or otherwise dispense hot candy syrup in a controlled fashion?

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