I love edible art, but for me personally, that means I prefer the entire piece to be edible. The tophat and scarf being unedible, even though just a couple pieces that are easily removed, doesn’t really cut it for me.
The scarf would be pretty easy to replace. A straw/stick of licorice is the first thing that comes to mind, although you might have to use the pull-apart kind instead of old fashioned licorice. It’s much more flexible and you could pull off a few of the strands if it was too thick to hold right.
As for the hat, that’s a little trickier. At first, I thought maybe some thick fruit leather, but it might not hold its shape as well as I’d want. You could do it in two pieces, maybe, so for example, the bottom of the top hat could be part of an oreo and the top could be…what?
Or maybe like the witch hats I make. Did I ever post those? You spread a thin chocolate cookie dough on a silmat, bake for a few minutes, and then while they’re still warm, you bend them into the shape you want. Maybe something like that would do it.
Or, hmm, are there any other candies and such that would be the shape of a tophat? Or could be altered to work? These pilgrim hats use little Reese’s cups, so I’m trying to think of something similar. Any ideas?