I’ve officially begun work on my Candyland costume. If you missed the intro, you can read it here. I’m starting with the headpiece. 
The supplies I bought are a styrofoam ring, satin ribbons, and satin pins. JoAnn’s is the only store that had the styrofoam ring in the size I needed.

I wrapped the ring with the white satin ribbon first (which required two coats) and then added the red stripes. I chose different widths to look like actual stripes on a peppermint stick.

To create the “frosting” on top, I used expanding foam. 

The foam started to rise pretty fast. 
The other side-

After adding another layer of foam-
Stay tuned for more updates and pictures of it painted. As always, leave questions & suggestions below.