I know I’m like two years late on this one, but…. have you had a chance to flip through the book Hello, Cupcake!? I love their “no baking skills or tools required” attitude. A friend of mine made their candy melt butterfly cupcakes for her daughter and suggested that my daughter would love them as well. The picture she showed me of her cupcakes were so incredibly gorgeous, they ended up being the inspiration for my daughter’s birthday party theme.
These butterflies are made by melting Wilton’s Candy Melts in a plastic bag in the microwave, then “drawing” with the melted candy on a sheet of wax paper. Full directions are found in the book, but Annie’s Eats posted how she made her colorful version. My butterflies do not look nearly as nice as the authors, or Annie’s, or my friends, but even done poorly, they still look awesome. And they tasted pretty darn good too!
This candy melt cupcake decorating technique is completely mind-blowing! It opens up a whole new world of cake decorating. If you can draw (or trace) it, you can put it on a cupcake. My friend Lacy posted how she made rose cupcakes for a baby shower on her blog Catholic Icing.