I picked this title as we will be making candy...starting from scratch...the thing is that the only ingredients you need are:some foam such as EPS, XPS, etc. Otherwise known as styrofoam, it can be from packing containers, old coolers, insulation boards, etc. Also, a hot melt glue gun is used for "frosting" and then the "candies" are painted with acrylic hobby paint, followed by a coat or two of acrylic varnish, gloss in this case. Let's get started.
Step 1: Tools and Materials (Ingredients)
Step 2: Cut Foam To Size
The pictures tell the story. Read the picture notes to see the explanations. Several shapes/forms were made, from single pieces of chocolates, square and round, candy bars, pinwheel mints, candy corn, etc.
Step 3: Shape Foam Pieces With Hotwire and/or Sandpaper
All pieces were rounded on the edges with the hotwire machine, with just a little touch with the sandpaper. The foam pieces don't sand well, so is not advised if you have a choice.
Step 4: Use Hot Melt Glue Gun For "Frosting"
To mimic the chocolate forms on candy, melt glue on the tops of the pieces. It is easy to imitate the way chocolate is poured on to form ridges on the pieces.
Step 5: Paint Pieces Of Candy To Your Liking
I had a color called, of all things: chocolate bar. I did try to lighten it for some pieces, but decided that wasn't necessary. Other colors of brown, some off-white, and some pink are used to resemble real candy colors. The hard candy pinwheels used red and green, and the candy corn is painted as shown.