Time Required :
15 minutes or less
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

candy melts® fruit topped cupcakes

When life gives you lemons, set them aside, and make these cuties instead! Each tiny, tasty fruit is molded from Candy Melts®, so they’re sinfully simple to put together and, fair warning, you won’t be able to stop with just one!
Step 1
Begin by melting the green Candy Melts® in the microwave by following the instructions on their packaging. Carefully spoon a very small amount of the melted candy into the stem portion of each cavity in the cherry mold and the leaf portion of each cavity in the pineapple mold. 

TIP: Use a toothpick to spread the green melted candy; this will help you to fill each leaf and stem completely.
Step 2
Let’s do it again! This time, melt the red Candy Melts® in your microwave. Spoon this melted candy into the remaining open space in each of the cherry mold’s cavities. 
Step 3
Last round! Melt the yellow Candy Melts® as you did the other colors, then spoon the melted candy into the remaining open space in each of the pineapple mold’s cavities.

TIP: To get rid of any air bubbles, just tap the mold gently against your working surface after you’ve filled all the cavities in each mold.
Step 4
Once the candy’s cooled, gently push on each mold to release the tiny fruits. Yum! Now, set the candies aside. 
Step 5
Prepare the cupcake batter by following your favorite recipe, whether it’s a box mix or from scratch. Fill each baking cup two-thirds of the way with batter, and bake those tasty cupcakes! Once they’re done, let them cool completely. 
Step 6
Prepare a disposable decorating bag. Cut its tip and fit it with tip 1A. Now fill the bag with decorator icing.

TIP: Want some tips about tips? We have a great video that’ll show you what different icing tips can do for your cupcakes; take a look here.  
Step 7
Pipe the icing onto each cupcake. Here’s how to do it:
   -  Hold your piping bag straight above the center of a cupcake. Squeeze it to form one large dollop, then release your grip.
   -  Use the same technique to squeeze a second dollop on top of the first.
   -  Now, do this one more time to add a third, smaller dollop, right on top of the second.
   -  Keep going! Repeat these steps to add icing to each of the remaining cupcakes. 
Step 8
Almost done! Just place one adorable fruit on top of each iced cupcake. Delicious!
 
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You’ll Also Need
  • Microwave-Safe Bowls
  • Spoons
  • Toothpicks
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Favorite Cake Mix (or Recipe)
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Food-Safe Scissors
  • 1 - Wilton® Decorating Tip – #1A (sku 10478149)
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