I haven't tried to make any of these gumdrop pops or candy snails and mushrooms before so I don't know anything about them except that they are so darn cute! I hope that I get a chance to sit down with my children and make some of these little decorations because these are the little details that you remember. These gumdrop figures are what dreams are made of! Isn't this what they mean when they talk about visions of sugarplums... something sugar-sprinkled and wonderful like these little guys? I must make time to create a few before the holidays... should be a fun project for all!