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For Henry’s birthday party last year I attempted to make marshmallow fondant which ended up being a complete and messy disaster! Desperate, I headed to the candy section of my grocery store and came home with Airheads candy which ended up being so much easier and a really pretty result (you can see in the photos here). When Airheads contacted me about sharing a summer project I thought it would be a perfect chance to experiment more with their candy as fondant. Here’s one idea I came up with, but I’d love to hear your easy fondant ideas too!
Keep reading to see the full instructions on making this colorful pendant birthday cake decoration…
Find a colorful selection of Airheads candy. Before cutting, I found it easier to zap them in the microwave for just about 5 seconds (not too much, they’ll melt away!). Then using a pairing knife, I starting cutting small triangles from the stripes.
Here’s a tip for making the post of your ends: Take the leftover pieces and roll them in a ball as much as you can, then zap them in the microwave for about 5 second to make them soft. Mold them into a ball and continue cutting like you would with dough.