Kiss me I'm Irish... or maybe not!!! But on St. Patrick's Day we all become a little Irish. Inspired by a t-shirt my daughter was wearing, I thought this would be a fun pop and our heart shaped mold would make the perfect body for the frog.
You can use the heart mold right side up or upside down, but guess what? You can also use it on it's side! That is what I did for these frogs.
I wanted the color of the frog to be a little more lime green than a dark green . Shown are 3 different candy wafers. The first is a vibrant green from Wilton, the second is a light green, and the last one is a dark green both from Make n' Mold.
I started with a base of dark green and added the other two colors a little at a time until I got the desired color. I would say it was 50% dark green and 25% of the each of the other colors.
Supplies needed: Eyeballs, pretzels (unsalted) for hind legs, red confetti dots for mouth, lime green stars for front feet, crowns (from Wilton Princess Cupcake Toppers) and black edible writing pen for mouth.
In order to make the hind legs I dipped the pretzels in the candy melts. Let dry then cut to size. Redip in candy melts and attach to bottom of frog.
1. Dip frog in candy melts.
2. When almost dry attach eyes and slip in mouth (the mouth is so fine that I found it easy to push in to just dry melts and it keeps the front area looking neat and clean)
3. Add a little candy melts to the top and attach crown
4. Attach hind legs.
5. Attach front legs.
Big eyes and a smile mouth.
Small eyes work better with the crown so you can see more of it. The big eyes and the crown are about the same height.
You can't see the behind of the frog but I liked the yellow contrast that the crown gave so I attached a yellow flower to his back. Just adds a little dimension when in a display.
Wishing you all a Happy St. Patrick's Day!
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