mold some heavy duty tin foil and support it with an egg carton or something until they set, that would probably be the cheapest. you could buy the stuff to make your own mold but that gets pricey. as for the cooked sugar, i would melt some hard candies (whatever color/flavor you like) instead. its super easy and they'll be covered up by the 'water' anyway.
1/24/11 at 12:59pm