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1. Dye
1
/
2
ounce of fondant or gum paste bright orange and
1
/
4
ounce bright yellow. If you have a clay gun, press the
orange dough through a
3
/
16
-inch round disc and cut it
into five separate 3-inch pieces. If you don’t have a clay
gun, roll the dough (on a smooth surface greased with
shortening) into five 3-inch logs, about
3
/
16
inch thick.
Bring one end of each log to a point and allow them to
dry, at least overnight, before attaching the flame.
2. Divide the yellow gum paste into 5 equal pieces. Roll
each piece into a ball and form into a teardrop shape to
1.
2.
2a.
3.
3a.
3b.
resemble a flame. Poke a hole in the bottom of the flame
with a toothpick and stick the point of the candle into
the hole, attaching it with some egg whites (or water).
3. For the candle stripes, roll out
1
/
4
ounce of white gum
paste as thin as you can on a smooth surface greased
with shortening. Cut 15 strips that are
1
/
16
inch wide and
5 inches long. Brush the backs of the strips with a little
dabs of egg white (or water). Attach the strips to the
hardened candles, coiling three strips around each candle,
evenly spaced.