I recently was blessed to be able to co-host a bridal shower at my church. The bride-to-be is having a beach wedding, so we did a beach themed bridal shower. I was tasked with making the desserts. The main host started a Pinterest board so that we could share ideas easily (such a great idea, right?).
I found this seashell candy mold by Wilton and knew it would be perfect for adding an elegant yet whimsical beach touch to the cupcakes. Now, using candy molds to make decorations or treats is nothing new. I’ve done it a few times. Sometimes they turn out perfect other times not so much. This time they turned out beautifully! If I do say so myself. 🙂 Today I thought I’d share how I made them.
- Candy mold
- Candy melts
- Small glass bowl
- Melt candy in a microwave safe glass bowl for 30 seconds.
- Remove from microwave and stir. Continuing microwaving in 10-15 second intervals until completely melted, stirring between microwave sessions.
- Carefully, spoon a little melted candy into candy mold until one hole is full.
- Lightly tap the candy mold on the counter to insure the mold hole is completely full.
- Run the straight edge of a butter knife across the mold hole. Dragging all excess melted candy into the next empty mold hole.
- Repeat steps 3-5 until all mold holes are full, scraping the excess melted candy from the last mold hole back into bowl.
- Wipe any smudges of candy off the mold with a damp paper towel.
- Let sit on counter for 10-15 minutes until solid.
- Invert and pop out by gently twisting like you are cracking an ice tray or lightly tapping on the counter.
- Repeat all steps until you have the number you need.
They make these little bottles that you can place the candy melts in and microwave. Instead of stirring you would just squeeze the bottle to make sure the candy was melted. I have used them in the past but I did not really care for them. I found it was much easier to burn the candy in them and very hard to get the burnt candy out. Plus, you have to worry about all those chemicals leaking and what not. That’s why I prefer using a glass bowl and a spoon. If you do burn some candy you can easily pick it out before it taints the whole batch of candy.
Also, do not refrigerate the candy to harden it. Doing this can cause the candy to melt when you leave it out for the event. You can make the candy ahead of time and store in an air-tight container until needed. I’m not sure how long it will last but as long as it is sealed it should be good for a couple of weeks or longer.
Have you ever used a candy mold? Do you have any tips to add?
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