I think I might even like it better than the first version. Whew, so glad that worked out, because who ever heard of an Easter basket with no handles?
So all is well that ends well! I hope you guys give this basket technique a try. I would suggest using a lot of tylose or gumpaste in your handle, and give it at least a week to dry if not longer. Or possibly even form it over very sturdy wire that can provide some support. I have made large handles using this method many times with success; I think this time it had not dried long/hard enough.
Oh and make TWO of everything!
Happy Caking Everyone!