Showing posts with label candy melts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label candy melts. Show all posts

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Candy Shooting Stars!

On day 4 of our 15 Days of Red, White and Blue series we present Shooting Stars! These candies on a stick are perfect as party favors, centerpieces, or just as part of the party treats!
Shooting Stars
Star Candy Mold
White Candy Melts
Royal Blue Icing
Holiday Red Icing
Wilton Edible Silver Stars
Skinny Sticks
Melt your white candy melts.
I used a spoon to fill the stars, but you can also fill a
plastic bottle with the candy melt, and squeeze
the candy in. Spoon the candy into the center of the star.
Use a toothpick to fill in hard to get to places.
Pull the icing into the star with the toothpick.
Once the star is filled, gently shake the mold across the 
surface you are working on. Don't lift it up to shake it.
The candy melt will smooth out inside the mold.
Insert the skinny stick into the space designed for it.
I used the skinny stick because it is flat, not pointy
and it looks great too!
Spoon  just a tiny bit more candy melt over the stick
so it is covered. Shake very gently again.
Once all the mold is filled, you can let it set up in the fridge or
at room temperature.
Remove the stars from the mold.
Be gentle when removing your candy. They will pop
out easily.
The star mold I used is from Wilton.
Along with the mold for 4 stars on sticks, it included
2 smaller stars without a stick.
I used the smaller star to stack on top of this star
on a stick.
Then made some zig zag lines across the top in red.
Sprinkle some of the edible silver stars over the top.
Do this while the icing is wet.
Then let dry.
Decorate the other stars the same way.
Some red, some blue!

Thanks for joining me today!
I hope you stop by tomorrow for Day 5 of
15 Days of Red, White and Blue!

I apologize for the poor pictures.
Just wait until I see that photographer!! :)

Here's where we are partying this week:
Tasty Tuesdays
Patriotic Project Parade Linky Party

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

A Tip of Me Hat, to Ya!

As a person of Irish heritage, I love St. Patrick's Day! Today, we are celebrating with Leprechaun hats, that are no bake!! They are simple to put together, and tasty too.

 Leprechaun Hats
Nilla Wafers
Green Candy Melts
Yellow Candy Melts
Black Icing
(ignore the brown melts in the pic)
Cut your marshmallows in half.
Start melting your green candy melts in a double boiler.
For each hat you need 1/2 of a marshmallow and a
nilla wafer.
Put a little dab of the green melted candy melts
on the sticky side of the marshmallow.
Place the marshmallow on the nilla wafer,
sticky side down. Let them dry for
a few minutes.
Stick a skewer in the marshmallow, and dip into your
melted candy melts. Knock off the excess candy melt by
gently knocking the skewer against the edge of the pot.
The melts were very thick for this type of dipping, so
I thinned it with 2 teaspoons of veggie oil, one at a time,
mixing very well in between teaspoons.
Let dry completely.
Melt some of the yellow disks in the microwave.
You don't need many.
Fill a pastry bag with the yellow.
Pipe around the area where the top of the hat
 would meet the brim. Let dry.
Use your black icing to finish.
I used royal icing to finish the hat, and I wish I would
have used it for the yellow band. It would have been easier
to work with, because it is a thicker consistency.
“May your days be many and your troubles be few. 
May all God's blessings descend upon you. 
May peace be within you may your heart be strong. 
May you find what you're seeking wherever you roam.”

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!! 

This post is linked to the following fun parties!:
Works for Me Wednesday
These Chicks Cooked
Cast Party Wednesday
What's Cooking Wednesday
Made by Me
 What's on the Menu Wednesday