Cupcake toppers that you find at the store can be limiting and boring. I always want something special, something personal, something that says…. WOW!
With that said, I have learned to get creative when decorating my cupcakes. Think outside the boring pix.I like to find my own way to bring my birthday party theme to life with my cupcakes!
One way to do that is to find a candy mold that matches your theme. You can buy plastic molds at craft and cake supply stores.
You can also find silicone molds. Some can even be placed in the oven. I found these on ebay.
If you’re feeling adventurous, you can make your own silicone molds. I’m Topsy Turvey has a great tutorial on how to make your own.
How to Make Candy for Your Cupcakes
Melt your candy. I use a double boiler, you can do it in the microwave if you prefer.
Fill your molds…
Let the candy cool 100%. You will know they are cool when the candy is pulling away from the edge of the mold. Place the candy on an iced cupcake and you are good to go!
Tips for Melting Candy Wafers
- Use a double boiler.
- The microwave is an option for melting candy as well- I just prefer a double boiler. I can keep a better eye on the candy as it melts.
- Use low/med-low heat.
- If you cook it too fast and too high the candy will turn into a hard ball.
- When using the stove method, stir often during the melting process. You do not have to stir constantly, but do give it a good stir every few minutes.
- Once all of the candy has melted, it will stay creamy for longer than you think. If you are going to use an icing bag like I did to pipe the melted candy into your molds, let it cool 10 minutes or so. This will keep the candy from burning your hands as you squeeze it into the molds.
- Another option for getting the melted candy into the mold is to use a plastic bottle designed specifically for melted candy wafers. These are the same bottles that some use when decorating cookies with icing. You can find them at a cake supply or craft store.
- Once the molds are filled, place them in the fridge to hurry along the hardening process.
What is your favorite cupcake topper? Share the fun ways you decorate and any tips you might have!
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