Give a Greeting Card with a Sweet Touch

December 19th, 2011 by Rose Chierici

The holiday season is a great time to show our appreciation to the special people in our lives. I wanted to make a sweet treat for my co-workers, but gift presentation was also important. Wilton’s Candy Greeting Card Kit combines a greeting card with a sweet treat. I knew this would make quick, easy, yet meaningful gifts to give them.

If your list of co-workers is long, the kits are an affordable option. Each kit contains everything you need to create 5 candy greeting cards. I also picked up a set of Wilton Candy Decorating Pens to add detail to some of the candy snowflakes.

Candy Greeting Card Kit and Decorating Pen

The pens were so easy to use. I could not believe how creative you can be with them. After warming the candy pens in a cup of hot water for about 10 minutes, knead them, cut the tip, then fill in the candy molds. The snowflakes will be set after about 10 minutes in the refrigerator.

I followed the instructions in the kit for melting the Candy Melts® in the microwave on defrost setting for 30 second intervals in the decorating bag. It took about 4 or 5 intervals for them to just come to the melting point.

Greeting Card Snowflake Mold

I then cut the tip off of the decorating bag and poured the melted Candy Melts® over the detailed candy molds. I put the molds back in the refrigerator to set for about 10-12 minutes. The candy snowflakes popped out of the molds easily and looked so pretty and festive.

Once the snowflakes were set, I put them in the clear bags that are included with the kit and taped them closed. I folded the gift boxes, signed the cards and put the finished candies in the boxes.

Greeting Card Snowflake

I gave two of my special co-workers an extra special Christmas gift of one of our great Copco travel mugs filled with candies and a little Christmas ornament.

Candy Greeting Cards

My co-workers were so thrilled. They thought it took me days to prepare the gifts. The total time I worked on the kit was about 2 hours!

Does your workplace exchange gifts?

Please check our website for more Christmas candy ideas or products for the special people in your life.

Rose Chierici Rose is a 13-year veteran on Wilton's customer service team. She enjoys cooking, baking, and making cakes for her Grandkids' birthdays and other celebrations. She loves to go bowling and dancing with her husband and friends.

22 Replies

  1. Linda says:

    Great article. Makes me want to make a card.

  2. Irene says:

    They look great Rose!! Your blog made it sound so easy, even I might try it!!

  3. Chandra says:

    I will definitely try it!! This looks awesome!! great job Rose!!!

  4. Gail says:

    Great idea Rose! They turned out beautiful — and look yummy too!

  5. Paula says:

    Hi Rose!
    They turned out great! Awesome job on your post! I love it! Easy enough for older kids to make for their relatives!

  6. mike g says:

    Rose way to Go!, nice job, Mike

  7. Rose Vavra says:

    Thank you very much. It was easier than I thought!

  8. Mike says:

    They look great and sounds so easy to do. I can’t wait to try some.:):)
    Mike

  9. Dawn says:

    These are so beautiful,looks like it took hours to make(it didn’t,but they don’t know that)can’t wait to make some for Valentine’s Day!

  10. Mike says:

    They do look good, you can bake for me anytime.:):)
    Mikey
    PS your nails look nice.

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