The cast of characters:
Catty Caterpillar.... he's got large Wilton Confetti dots with smaller confetti on his back.
His antennae are made from pearlized jimmies and his eyes are tiny little non-parielles.
In order to get the decorations to stick to the fondant, I glued them on with corn syrup applied with a toothpick.
Teensy-Weensy Spider Jr.
This recipe comes together really quickly! I really love it. It tastes a lot like candy corn if you can imagine that.
Marshmallow Rolled Buttercream
1 - 10.5 oz bag of mini marshmallows
1 Tbl of water
1 1/2 cups of light corn syrup
1 cup of shortening
Powdered sugar 4 to 6 lbs
In a large microwave safe bowl combine the entire bag of marshmallows, water, corn syrup and shortening. Microwave until melted, mixing every 30 seconds or so. Mix in a few cups of powdered sugar at a time in your stand mixer until it becomes thicker and starts to form a ball. Then pour this onto a pile of powdered sugar and begin to knead. It absorbs a lot of the powdered sugar. Once it is the consistency of fondant store it in a ziploc bag. I take out a handful at a time and mix in any colors that I want. A little color goes a long way. Roll out your dough and cut with a cookie cutter. Attach to your cupcake with a little corn syrup. You can dust it with luster dust or mist with water for a very shiny finish. Let dry uncovered overnight to help it set up. The surface will get hard but it stays soft inside.