Hey ya'll... can you believe it's only 12 days til Christmas? I have never ever ever gotten 12 days from Christmas and not done any shopping. But ya'll... I've got nothing. Yikes! Anywho - I'm cutting it close, but today I'm sharing this Christmas Lights Cupcake Toppers Tutorial!
Now let me show you how I made these toppers. They're super easy! And if you don't want to do the melted candy melts, you could also do fondant or modeling chocolate.
First, here's what you'll need:
- Wilton Candy Melts (in whatever colors you want)
- Disposable Piping Bags
- Bag Clips (not necessary, but so, so nice!!) (and not pictured here, but down below)
- Silicone Christmas Lights Mold (the exact mold I used doesn't appear to be available anymore but this one is very similar)
- Gold Luster Dust
- Lemon Extract
- Quality Paint Brush
- Note: if you want to skip the luster dust and lemon extract, you could also use this edible gold paint which I love!
When you have everything ready, get started! (and don't forget - giveaway at the bottom!)...
Christmas Lights Cupcake Toppers Tutorial
First, put the candy melts into a disposable piping bag and clip the end shut. Then pop it in the microwave at 30 second intervals until completely melted. Those are the IKEA clips that I absolutely love! I use them with buttercream, royal icing and candy melts... they keep the bag closed so nicely and they're all plastic so they can go in the microwave.
I smoosh it around between each interval until it's done. When it's all melted, clip the end off.
Next, pipe it into the mold (I don't fill it completely to the top). Then begin tapping it on the counter to get all bubbles to rise to the top and make it completely smooth! Once it's smooth, stick it in the freezer for about 5 minutes.
You have to make sure it's completely solid or it'll crack when removing it from the mold. But when it is ready, it comes out so easily.
Just bend the mold a little back and forth and it should pop loose.
Last, to get them to look more realistic, I love to add some gold or silver to the bottom. You can either use a paint brush to dry-brush it on, or mix it with a few drops of lemon extract to create a paint. I prefer the paint, but either works!
If you use the lemon extract, they'll dry in a matter of seconds and be ready to use! Or you can store them for days or weeks until you need them 🙂
I added them to cupcakes right away and they were a huge hit!
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