November 24, 2012
I stumbled onto this darling candy cane toppers on the Internet. It is easy to make and effective. Preheat your oven to 250 degrees F (120 C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicon liner.
Unwrap large candy canes and place them on the baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes at 250 degrees. Remove baking sheet from oven, and use a spatula to lift the warm candy cane off the tray. Gently form it into the shape you want. (You can cut it with kitchen shears if it is not the size you want)
Set newly formed canes aside to cool and continue with remaining warmed candy canes. If they become too difficult to shape, return them to the oven for a few additional minutes to soften.
To fuse two candy canes together, either press them firmly together when they are just out of the oven, or overlap them at the point where you want to fuse them and place them in the oven for several minutes.
If you want to use your Candy Cane Shapes as Christmas ornaments, use a small sharp nail or toothpick to poke a small hole in the candy canes when they are very warm. Once cool, thread them with fishing wire or thread to hang.
Adapted from Icing Designs online.
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