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candy leaf cupcake topper {diy}

November 12, 2013

Last week I had some guests over for a little pampering party and thought I’d share some cupcakes to munch on among all of the other goodies.  And, I had some left over orange candy melts from my Oreo Pumpkin Pops that I wanted to use up.  The resulting idea?  Some colorful fall leaves that are a fun and festive little addition to a cupcake…you just can’t go wrong when you can eat your topper!


I like the texture and rustic-sorta feel to these!  Furthermore, you can’t argue with how fast and easy these come together.


You’ll will need some wax paper, a flat surface, the leaf template from Jane’s Doodles, your candy melts, and a pastry or zip-lock bag.


Put your image on the flat surface (I used a baking sheet) and the wax paper on top of that.  Melt your candies according to the package directions (you won’t need to melt the whole bag).  Spoon the melted candies into a zip-lock bag.  Snip a tiny hole into the corner.


With a slow hand, trace the outside of the image with orange first.  Allow to cool briefly.  Line some of the inside with red.  Cool again.  Then gently, and lightly, fill in the rest of the spaces.  Allow to cool.


Gently put them on top of your cupcakes.



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  • Reply Alexis @ Persia Lou November 12, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    These turned out so great! Nicely done.

  • Reply Krystal November 12, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Oh my… They are adorable. I’d love it if you linked up with our weekly link up party and shared!

  • Reply Stacia November 13, 2013 at 12:30 am

    Okay, so I noticed the little leaf in the background of one of your photos where you just did the orange silhouette without anything filling it in, and that idea was lovely too. I love how versatile this could be. I never thought about using using wax paper over an image to help me get the exact shape I want. These really turned out lovely!

    • Reply Anne November 13, 2013 at 8:50 am

      Yes, there are some with just an outline. Loved them but almost all of them broke so easily. I think I need a lighter hand!!!

  • Reply Andrea @ This Pug Life November 15, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    We use a similar product to the candy melts at my pet store to decorate our dog treats. I am wondering how I can use these leaves for dog treats, they’re great!

    • Reply Anne November 16, 2013 at 11:42 pm

      How clever! I bet my dog would love them…

  • Reply Consie @ Atop Serenity Hill November 15, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    I love these! Especially how you left them “bumpy”. I pinned the pictures for future reference.

    • Reply Anne November 16, 2013 at 11:41 pm

      Awesome! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Reply Ginger November 19, 2013 at 10:56 am

    What a great touch to add some seasonal flair! I’ve never worked with candy melts before because I just didn’t know what to do with them. Thanks for sharing on Gingerly Made’s Show & Tell!

  • Reply Shannah @ Just Us Four November 19, 2013 at 11:17 am

    These looks awesome! I love the colors on the leaves you made.

    • Reply Anne November 19, 2013 at 11:46 am

      Thank you…all because I was trying to “use up some stuff”. Guess it worked out, right?!?!? Thanks for stopping by!

  • Reply Brenda @ Chatting Over Chocolate November 19, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    So lovely! Thanks for sharing! Pinned :)

    • Reply Anne November 20, 2013 at 9:07 am

      You are welcome. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Reply LindaI November 21, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    I just love this. Thanks for the inspiration! Linda Oh, I featured and pinned this also.

    • Reply Anne November 23, 2013 at 10:13 pm

      Thank you so much!

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