Sunday, May 22, 2011

Molding Candies

If you've never molded candy melts before, what are you waiting on? It's SO easy. And with as many molds as there are, you can find something for any occasion. They are inexpensive, too. I paid less than $2 for all of mine. Here are some flips flops & flowers I made for Layla's Luau birthday party.

I use Wilton brand candy melts. You can find them at Michael's, Joann's and even Walmart. Here's the colors I happened to have on hand. You can get most of these year round. I have red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, white, light cocoa & black. The black is seasonal, I got it on clearance after Halloween.

Blake's end of season football party was here & I wanted to make something to send with him. Last year I made grey stars by mixing black & white melts, but I went a different route this year.

You can melt the chips in a bowl & use a spoon to put it in the molds, but I prefer to use disposable decorating bags. You get much more control that way.

Wash your chosen molds & make sure they are completely dry. DO NOT put these clear plastic molds in the dishwasher!

Melt your candies according to the directions on the back of the package. These Wilton melts say 1 minute on 40%-50% power, then 30 seconds at a time after that. Clip the end of your bag and squeeze to fill the cavities. After they are full, gently tap your mold on the counter/table to get rid of air bubbles and fill any gaps. Let dry completely (I stick them in the fridge for a few minutes) and gently tap them out. That's it!

For different colored details, do one color at a time & make sure they are dry before adding the next color.

I did stars because Blake plays for the Jr. Cowboys. He took two plates full to the party and came home with none!

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Alicia said...

What a great idea. I've never made these, but they seem simple enough. What a great graduation gift idea right? I'm heading to Michaels after work tomorrow. Thanks.

Please stop by and enter my giveaway for a great book by Abby Rike! Thanks and have a great weekend.

Emily said...

Looks delicious! COme link up to my food only party!

Fabric Bows and More said...

Love the idea! Come to join our link party:

Bethany @ A Fish Who Likes Flowers said...

I usually make the molded candies during the holidays, but yours make me want to rethink that plan. Adorable!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Those are awesome!! My favorites are the flip flops. :) I need to try this. :)

Thanks for joining my Weekend Bloggy Reading party! :)

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

So cute! I'm hosting a new weekly meme called Thematic Thursday. Each week has a theme and accept any type of link-up that relates to the theme. This week's theme is Super Bowl - Football. I'd love to see you link this up!

Anonymous said...

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