This is a method for using molding candy to make candy pieces in whatever shape you want. They're cute on top of cupcakes or, if you don't like cake (like me!) they're even better going straight into your mouth. They made molding candy a lot tastier than it used to be, and this method is a whole lot easier than trying to frost a cake with piping tips.
Step 1: Supplies
You only need a few things to make these, and they're pretty easy to get:
- melting/molding candy - these are usually shaped like big chocolate chips and are sold where cake decorating supplies are sold - they come in lots of colors - I used chocolate, white, pink and red. I used less than a quarter of each bag to make way more than enough pieces to decorate a dozen cupcakes.
- parchment paper - the finished candy peels right off
- plastic bottles - like you would use for ketchup at a diner, mine are about 4 oz and made of ldpe
- toothpicks - any will do, but sandwich style are easier to use
- pre-drawn designs (use mine or be awesome and design your own)
- tape - to hold down you print and parchment paper
- microwave - for melting candy (a double boiler would work but it would be much slower)
- standard kitchen stuff (plates, spoons, etc.)