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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

St. Patrick's Day Chocolate Cupcake Toppers

A couple weeks ago, I guest posted a holiday treat at My Paper Craze. Since St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner, I get to share this fun DIY with you! I made some super simple St. Patrick's Day chocolate cupcake toppers that would be a perfect addition to your holiday party, family dinner or treats to take to work!



Supplies
candy melts, green
shortening
wilton squeeze bottle
printed "stencil" paper
parchment or wax paper
{cupcakes, frosted & sprinkled}

Instructions

Melt candy melts according to package directions. Add about a tablespoon of shortening before melting. This helps make the chocolate creamy {otherwise, you risk getting lumps}.

Spoon melted chocolate into squeeze bottle. Prep stencil by placing a piece of parchment/wax paper over your stencil paper. {remember - your chocolate goes on the parchment/wax paper - not the printed paper}



Following the lines on the stencil, squeeze the chocolate onto the parchment/wax paper.





NOTE: THIS TIP IS SUPER SUPER SUPER SUPER IMPORTANT!! 


You want the chocolate to make somewhat THICK lines. I had 5 out of my 6 shamrocks BREAK, because the chocolate was too thin to withstand being taken off the parchment/wax paper. Remember to make them thicker than the ones pictured {just a little}, or you will end up with this:



Luckily, {irish luck!}, I had one shamrock that was thick enough. But both of my letter Y's were too thin, so my LUCKY turned into LUCK. Which is still magically delicious.

Let the chocolate harden. I took a nap and came back, so mine took a couple hours. You can pop them in the fridge to speed things up, if needed.

Add to your cupcakes!





You can use this technique for any holiday cupcake toppers to spell out any word. Just print off the letters or design (use a very thick font & make it bold). I hope you enjoyed this sweet tutorial. Are you throwing a St. Patrick's Day party? Do you have any fun irish traditions? I'd love to hear what YOU are doing for the holiday!

xo

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12 comments:

  1. Cute twist on cupcake toppers! I love that they are edible and that you can basically use this technique for any holiday or occasion!!

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  2. Thanks, Whitney! I've wanted to make these forever and am so glad I discovered how easy it is. I usually make paper cupcake toppers (which are still super fun!), but I also love that you can EAT these ones. Thanks for stopping by! xo

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  3. Such a great idea! I absolutely love using Wilton candy melts -- they are being featured in my post today actually!

    Danielle at Framed Frosting

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  4. Oh, these are SO cute! And genius! What a great idea because the possibilities seem endless :) I will have to try this for some future cupcakes! (it's also a great excuse for me to make more cupcakes in the house) ;D

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  5. These are super cute! St. patty's day can be so much fun! Thank you for sharing with us at Countdown in Style!

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  6. April @ 100lbcountdownMarch 16, 2014 at 8:56 PM

    Very cool. I've never tried doing anything like this. Thanks for sharing with Countdown in Style!

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  7. Brittnei WashingtonMarch 18, 2014 at 11:45 PM

    These look so fun to make. It makes the little cake toppers they do on cupcake wars seem like something I could do for once lol. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Countdown in Style!

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  8. I love those candy melts, too! They are SO easy to use and best of all the are tasty. I love all the colors they come in, too. Thanks for saying hi! xo

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  9. Ha ha totally agree that any reason to make cupcakes is a good one! I bet your little baby boo will love cupcakes, too! He needs some, I think. :) xo

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  10. Thanks, Debbie! xo

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  11. You should try it - it is SO easy! Thanks, April. xo

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  12. Cupcake Wars always intimidates me! Ha ha this is no where near their level of expertise, but it is fun to think you're one step closer to winning that war. :) xo

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Thanks for the chat!

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