I made it!
I used feed corn instead of rice and I made mine out of a soft flannel I've had lying around.
I had one like this when I was younger and I loved it.
I've been meaning to make one for a couple years now and I'm glad I finally got it done!
Frost when cool (or slightly warm) with maple butter or a maple glaze.
3/4 cup hot water
1 Tablespoon maple flavoring
1/4 - 1/2 cup powdered sugar to make a glaze that is thick but pourable.
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