These garden delights will be a pretty addition to bridal showers, Mother?s Day and special events. The petals are individually piped with Wilton Candy Melts candy and inserted in a flower pattern on the top of your cupcakes.
Outline petals. Melt light cocoa Candy Melts Candy according to package directions. Use melted light cocoa candy and writing tip from set to outline oval petals, 1/2 in. wide x 1 in. long, on parchment sheet-covered cake board. You will need five petals per treat. Chill until firm, about 5 to 10 minutes.
Fill in petals. Melt white Candy Melts candy according to package directions. Use pink from garden candy color set to tint white candy. Use melted pink candy in cut candy decorating bag to fill in petals. Chill until firm, about 5 to 10 minutes.
Bake and cool cupcakes. Prepare batter following recipe directions. Bake and cool cupcakes.
Decorate cupcakes. Prepare buttercream icing following recipe directions. Use spatula and icing to ice tops of cupcakes smooth. Carefully remove petals from parchment. Insert five petals in cupcake to form flower pattern. Position candy-coated chocolate in center.
The way your decorations curl and point and lie depends not only on the icing consistency but also on the way you hold the bag and the way you move it. Bag positions are described in terms of both angle and direction.