February 8, 2010

how to tuesday:: upcycled candy heart cupcakes.

How much fun can you have with a blow torch and some leftover mini candy canes? More than one would think!

Unwrap the candy canes and place them up against each into a heart shape. Place them on a surface that can not only withsatand the heat but that has a nonstick surface. I used a baking sheet with a silpat mat on top of it.

Gently heat up the joining points of the candy cane heart. If you place direct heat in any one spot for too long it will discolor. Immediately push the joining points together until set.

You can place them on top of an iced cookie or hang them up with ribbon. I like mine simply placed on top of a yummy cupcake!


Beth said...

lol Cute!

Sincerely Serenity said...

Cute! Only on an Etsy blog will you find people using a torch to decorate a cupcake, lol.