Sunday, May 22, 2011
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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