DIY Edible Heart-Shaped Cupcake Toppers
These love-themed cupcake topper candies are perfect for Valentine's Day or any heart-themed event. They'd also be a sweet addition to a wedding or anniversary menu. While they look very professional, I assure you they're so easy. If you know how to draw a heart, you can make these edible heart cupcake toppers. The pearl hearts are a little more advanced but worth a try.
- homemade or store-bought cupcakes (you can use these to decorate a cake as well)
- one package of pink candy melts (use some red for Valentine's Day)
- essential tool: Wilton Set of 2 6-Ounce Mini Melting Decorating Squeeze Bottles
- Wilton sugar pearl sprinkles in pink or white
Step1: Melt the candy melts in the microwave according to the directions on the package. Stir until smooth and pour it into a Wilton Set of 2 6-Ounce Mini Melting Decorating Squeeze Bottle. Use a funnel if you have one.
Step 2: Set wax paper flat your counter and use the squeeze bottle to make a heart outline. As you can see, my first attempt was not a success. You can leave some of the hearts open in the middle and fill some all the way in. Let the heart set at room temperature for a few minutes until completely hard.
Step 3: Lift up the wax paper and peel the hearts off.
Step 4: To make the pearl-coated candy heart, sprinkle on the Wilton pearl sprinkles right after you draw the candy heart. It does take a little effort to get the pearls sprinkles all the way around the edge. You have to kind of gently push them into place with your fingertip or a toothpick. To make the X and O, simply draw the letters. You could use other words like "love".
**If you aren't confidant in your free-hand skills, use a black marker to write the letters or hearts on a white piece of paper then layer it underneath the wax paper. The designs will show through so you can trace them more easily than doing it all freehand.
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