Before I get into this project, I would like to thank our friend Kim and her mom for supplying the vintage Candyland game that made this post possible. I was quite dismayed when I went to get Little Jo’s Candyland game out of the closet to use the playing pieces for this project and noticed that the manufacturers had changed them! They weren’t the same gingerbread men shapes that I have always known and loved and associate with Candyland. So, thank you Kim for supplying me with “real” Candyland gingerbread pawns! Now, on with the show.
As Chica mentioned in her cute Candyland pennants post yesterday, we are pumping up our Candyland party theme with some new project ideas. I’ve been looking for an excuse to try out the Amazing Mold Putty we received as a sample at the CHA Winter Show, and this was perfect. It’s super easy to use. You just mix equal portions of the two mold materials into one cohesive, colored ball.
Then you mold the putty around your object. The first time I did this, I wasn’t so bright and didn’t put the pawn in face first, so don’t be like me. Also, you want to build your edges up a little more around the piece than I did, which will make it easier for the mold to hold chocolate when you fill it later.
Speaking of filling the mold with chocolate, let me address food safety quickly before we get a hundred emails asking about it. While I can’t speak for all molding materials, I do know that Amazing Mold Putty is food safe. You simply wash the mold well with soap and water before you use it for food. And of course, if you use the mold for some material besides food, don’t then try to use it for food again afterwards.
Once the mold had cured completely (which didn’t take long at all), I removed the playing pieces and filled my mold with melted Wilton candy melts in red, yellow and green. I would suggest you do blue as well to match all the colors in the game, but I was all out of blue!
I popped my mold into the freezer for a few minutes for the candy to harden. The piece easily came out of the mold when it was hard. I couldn’t resist adding the final touch of outlining the pieces with white chocolate! I think they look almost exactly like the real thing!
I used the chocolate pieces on top of cupcakes I decorated with the swirled icing technique and our new line of Candyland Cupcake Collars. Don’t these make the perfect colorful addition to the Candyland party?
Remember that we have lots more ideas in our original Candyland party post. And don’t forget to make your Candyland party complete with matching accessories and decorations like Candyland favor boxes, Candyland party ware, and Candyland stickers.