Monday, March 15, 2010

Recipe: Piped Chocolate Cupcake Toppers!

This is so much fun!  I'll be doing it more often.  For the girl's big 7th birthday, I used Bakerella for inspiration, and made some piped chocolate flowers to top her mini cupcakes for school.

First, I drew flowers onto parchment paper, flipped it over, and taped it to a flat cookie sheet.

Then, I cut down candy melts (I did pink ones later with piped centers, and it was MUCH easier.  Do that instead. Don't fiddle with cutting them.)

You can melt the candy melts right in a disposable decorating bag?  You knead it to get them all mixed up once they start melting.  Super cool.

Then, I outlined where the petals were going to be with white.  Make sure they overlap, or the thing will fall apart.

Let that solidify (you can put it in the freezer briefly), then fill in the centers.

Let solidify again, and you can store them in the fridge until ready to use.  Top on cupcakes, or use to decorate a big cake.  So cute!  The possibilities are endless...

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