With my baby shower approaching my mom and I have been finishing up last minute party details. One thing we had to wait to do was make these cute little pacifiers out of Lifesavers and Jelly Bellys. You have to make the Royal Icing yourself. They don’t sell a mix or pre-made Royal Icing. This is super important cause it acts as your glue to bond the lifesavers and Jelly Bellys together.
Here’s how to make the Royal Icing
4 cups (about 1 lb.) confectioners’ sugar
6 tablespoons warm water
Beat all ingredients until icing forms peaks (7-10 minutes at low speed with a heavy-duty mixer, 10-12 minutes at high speed with a hand-held mixer).
NOTE: Keep all utensils completely grease-free for proper icing consistency.
* For stiffer icing, use 1 tablespoon less water.
**When using large countertop mixer or for stiffer icing, use 1 tablespoon less water.
How to assemble the pacifiers!
Open all your Life Savers. We used a bag and it made about 50. Take your Royal Icing and dip it with a straw. I used a straw but use anything you want that holds the icing and is easy to transfer to your lifesaver. Press one Life Saver onto the back of the first Life Saver, so the candies are perpendicular to one another; the bottom Life Saver will resemble the pacifier’s handle. Let dry on a baking sheet with wax paper on it. By the time your done making them all you can start adding the jelly beans to the Life Savers you started with first. Hold your Life Saver by the handles and place Royal Icing in the hole. Press a jelly bean vertically into the hole to resemble the top of a pacifier. Then place on its side to dry.