Since I’m STILL in a borrowed kitchen (3 weeks has turned into 3 months. Who knew buying a house would be so hard?) I decided to experiment with super-easy-quick sweet things rather than coat our hosts’ kitchen with flour and sugar. These Springy dragonfly toppers made from Starburst candy took me no time at all. Very kid friendly, too! Use them to top cupcakes, frosted cookies, cakes, or, as I did, store-bought cookies.
to make oh so easy dragonfly toppers
you will need:
light corn syrup
cookies, cupcakes, cakes or whatever
Once you complete the wings, re-microwave the scraps (again, I worked with one set at a time because the candy dries quickly) for 6 seconds. With your thumb and forefinger, roll pieces into small balls. Don’t worry if the balls are not uniform size.
step three: assemble your dragonflies
Use balls of one color and wings of a contrasting color. Dip your finger in a bit of corn syrup and dab on the back of the candy shapes. Adhere to cookie by pressing firmly. Line up the balls first (if you have different sizes, use the bigger ones at the top and taper to the smaller). You can curve the end of the line a bit. Then, add your wings, larger on top, smaller on bottom. Let dry.
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