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Firework Cake Toppers

Craft Magazine featured these firework cake toppers from Wisdom of the Moon:

She used melted sugar that you drizzle into designs on a silpat mat or parchment paper and let cool. And although I love the idea, I am going to be honest here. I have a fear of burning myself with melted sugar. It has kept me from trying a lot of things. Like real butter cream frosting.

But there is an alternative. Candy melts. You can do the exact same thing with chocolate or vanilla flavored candy! Melt it, put it in a squeeze bottle (like a ketchup/mustard bottle from a school cafeteria) and draw firework shapes on parchment. Put them in the freezer to set up and you have yourself firework cake toppers.

If you want to put your life on the line and try using melted sugar, you can use this lollipop recipe to make the sugar mixture.


kahlanne said...

I love it! I am going to impress so many this Fourth of July thanks to you!

Kari Sweeten said...

This rocks! I love it!

Kacey said...

Super cool!

darcymae said...

candy melts might be a fine idea if the festivities are inside but they melt VERY quickly in even kinda warm weather. i used them for the antennas for ladybug cupcakes for an end of september birthday party one year where it was 70 degrees outside and they melted into puddles.

Mrs Anne said...

omg yay for sugar art!


Wendy said...

Thanks for posting a link to me!

And, I gotta say, until recently, I felt the same about all that cooked sugar stuff. And, yes, there is an element of danger with this project, but if you pay attention, you'll be fine. Also, you MUST try the buttercream recipe from Cooks Illustrated. You cook egg whites and sugar in a double boiler and then whip and add butter. So worth the effort and very little risk of getting burned. ;)