Make candy plaque circles. Melt red, light cocoa and pink Candy Melts candy, separately, according to package directions. Place circle cutter on cookie pan. Fill cutter, 1/8 in. deep, with melted candy. Tap to smooth and remove air bubbles. Chill until firm, about 15 to 20 minutes. Unmold candy plaque circles.
Decorate candy plaque circles. Melt white Candy Melts candy according to package directions. Use melted white candy in cut parchment bag to decorate bead hearts and fleurs-de-lis, dots, outlines and scallops on candy plaques. Chill until firm, about 3 to 5 minutes.
Make cupcakes. Prepare batter following recipe directions. Bake and cool cupcakes.
Prepare buttercream icing following recipe directions. Use tip 1M, cut disposable decorating bag and icing to pipe a swirl on cupcake tops. Position candy plaque circles on cupcake top.
Anyone can write out a place card for the party?but wouldn't an edible candy place card be much more special and fun? There are lots of ways to use candy plaques molded in cake or muffin pans. You can create unforgettable holiday gift cards, centerpieces, cake toppers and more. For rectangles, use a loaf pan or mini cake pan. For circles, use muffin pans. Attach a molded candy for a great finishing touch.
Here is another quick way to decorate your cupcakes or cakes. It just takes minutes to pipe a fancy iced swirl and add colorful sprinkles. Learn how to make a 1M swirl, as well as, a swirl using tips 2A and 2D.
Perfect for classic borders or cloudlike decorations, dots are a versatile technique that can be piped in a range of sizes. The dot technique can be used as a simple border for cakes and cookies, as well as for icing cupcakes or piping meringues.