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Hand-Made Multicolor Candies

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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.
 
 
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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.)
Lovely. I like it very much.
Lisah3 years ago
where did you get the heart print out from? Like the design choices on it.
Lisah Lisah3 years ago
DUH!!! Nevermind =)
mathews983 years ago
 could you use some eyedroppers instead of squeeze bottles?
technoplastique (author)  mathews983 years ago
It might work, but eyedroppers depend on more on gravity whereas squeeze bottles use force. The candy might be too dense to come out of the eyedroppers easily. It has a fairly high viscosity.
I am totally doing this! Couldn't you keep some simmering water and keep the bottles in it while not using them? Thank you for this cute idea.
technoplastique (author)  a_mama_peters5 years ago
Thanks! I considered doing something like that but these bottles are made of LDPE which warps from relatively low heat, and the candy stays melted at a pretty low temp, too. I bowl of hot water would probably be enough to keep you going for quite a while, so I would try that first.
SoapyHollow5 years ago
Nice technique! Those look beautiful.
technoplastique (author)  SoapyHollow5 years ago
Thanks!
De nada. I think there's something wiggy about your ratings though. I rated it significantly higher than what it's showing, and with only 2 ratings, I can't imagine why it's showing a number that low. I've noticed that in a couple of other 'structables too. I need to go research how the ratings are being weighted, because some of them (like this one) seem to be way too low.
ChrysN5 years ago
Wow those look amazing, and delicious!
technoplastique (author)  ChrysN5 years ago
Thank you! I used the melting candy because I thought it would be easy to work with, and it is, but they taste so much better than I expected!
kcli5 years ago
This looks like a fun thing to do in advance and to keep on hand when a last minute baked good is necessary. Thanks for sharing and good luck in the contest!
technoplastique (author)  kcli5 years ago
It's a perfect 'rainy Saturday afternoon' project. Box up your pieces in something air-tight and keep them away from things you don't want them to taste like (onions, garlic, coffee, etc.) and they should stay nice for a long time. The extras I made ended up on a plate on the kitchen counter for snacking and days later they're still delicious. Thanks!
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