Wilton’s Candy Melts are one of my favorite gems to use for fun holiday treats. Last year I used them to make a batch of yummy Valentine Marshmallow Pops. This year I picked up three bags from Michael’s in red, pink, and white to use for Valentine’s Day, and got to work creating these fun and festive swirly heart cake toppers for our family Valentine Cake. I love how they turned out, and my family (kids especially) loved eating the oversized candy hearts! Check out my simple tutorial to learn how to make these cuties using cookie cutters as templates. I’m excited to try them for other holidays too. Imagine green 4 Leaf Clovers for St. Patrick’s Day, pastel eggs for Easter, patriotic colored stars for the 4th of July. The possibilities are endless! You can use them to top a cake like I did, make smaller ones for cupcakes and cookies, or even top a cup of fruit with whipped cream for a healthier version.
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FALL!!! It’s my favorite time of year! Leaves are changing color and the weather is perfect! If you are looking for a simple and elegant cupcake to celebrate Fall or to add to your Thanksgiving dessert menu, take a few minutes to watch my tutorial and learn how to make these delicious edible leaf cupcake toppers! You will need a package of chocolate Wilton’s candy melts, a squeeze bottle, gold cupcake holders, chocolate cake mix, and vanilla frosting. #CommissionsEarned
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These Thanksgiving silhouettes made out of Wilton’s candy melts are the perfect edible toppers for your Thanksgiving cake and cupcakes. Simply print out silhouettes of pilgrims, indians, turkeys, and the Mayflower. Lay wax paper over your silhouettes. Melt your chocolates, place the melted candy in a Wilton’s squeeze bottle, and you are ready to create these delicious toppers. Watch my tutorial to learn how to create these festive toppers for your Thanksgiving feast and find more creative Thanksgiving ideas on my blogposts Thanksgiving (Turkey Handprint) Kids Table and Thanksgiving Turkey Place Cards . #CommissionsEarned
My oldest turned 14 this May. Fourteen! How is that even possible!?! He has decided that he is now too old for themed birthday parties. I told him that I was ok with not doing a theme this year as long as I could still make him some fun cupcakes. We decided on Sundae Cupcakes and they were definitely a good choice for a party of teenage boys. For these cupcakes I used Pillsbury Devil’s Food Cake mix, foil cupcake wrappers, vanilla buttercream frosting, Wilton’s light cocoa candy melts, Wilton’s rainbow jimmies sprinkles, and maraschino cherries with stems. I have to say, these were one of the easiest cupcakes to decorate and I love how they turned out! For a couple of tips on how to get the frosting and “hot fudge” just right, try using a large piping tip for the frosting and a squeeze bottle to drizzle the chocolate on top. You will have to work fast with the candy melts so that you can get to all of the cupcakes before the melted chocolate hardens. Be sure to add the sprinkles right after drizzling the layer of melted chocolate or they will not stick.
I also was able to make a variation of these cupcakes for a bake sale at my daughter’s school and I found that cherry sours candies make amazing “cherries” with their vibrant red color. Red cupcake liners are another nice touch. These delicious cupcakes were a huge hit and I will definitely be making them again in the near future. #CommissionsEarned