Wilton Candy Shards Cupcakes

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by Wilton Design Team

Wilton Candy Shards Cupcakes

Cupcakes decorated with pink, yellow, light blue & orange icing look springtime spectacular! These colors also add a flavor explosion of bubble gum, green apple, blue raspberry and orange sherbet -- meaning these desserts will taste spectacular too!

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Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:about an hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Make candy shards. Melt Candy Melts according to package directions. Pour melted candy into jelly roll pan. Spread into a thin even layer, about 1/8" thick. Chill until firm, about 15 minutes. Unmold candy onto parchment paper. Break into uneven pieces.
  • 2
    Bake and cool cupcakes. Place baking cups in muffin pan, then make and cool cupcakes following recipe instructions. Note: project time does not include this baking and cooling time.
  • 3
    Prepare icing: Use Color Right base colors and QuickCount color formulas to tint icing in the following shades:
    Pastel Pink = 2 cups White icing + 1 P
    Pastel Yellow: 2 cups White icing + 1 Y
    Pastel Blue = 2 cups White icing + 1 B + 1 P
  • 4
    Prepare decorating bags. Fit tip No. 1M in a disposable decorating bag with Pink icing, tip No. 4B with Yellow icing and tip No. 21 with Blue icing.
  • 5
    Ice cupcakes. Pipe tip 1M, tip 4B or a tip 21 star in center of cupcake. In a different color icing, pipe two outlines, one on top of the other, around the star.
  • 6
    Decorate cupcakes. Insert candy shard into cupcake top. Add decorating candy in desired flavor or flavors from those listed under supplies.

    Makes about 24 cupcakes.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:about an hour

Project Supplies

  • •A Bag of Wilton's Vanilla Custard Candy Melts Candy, 10-1/2"” x 15-1/2"” Jelly Roll Pan, 9"” Angled Spatula, Parchment Paper, White Standard Baking Cups, 12-Cavity Muffin Pan, 10”" x 16”" Cooling Grid, White Decorator Icing, 12 pc. Cupcake Decorating Kit, Decorating Tip No. 21, Color Right Performance Color System, Flavored Decorating Candy in Each of the Following Flavors: –Bubble Gum, Green Apple, Blue Raspberry & Orange Sherbet
  • •Your Favorite Cupcake Recipe (4-1/2 Cups of Batter Needed)