Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Hi Ho Silver Away!

 I made these equine cupcakes for a co-worker for her birthday.  She, like me, loves horses.  The horse cupcake toppers are chocolate and the cupcakes are Martha Stewart's strawberry cupcakes with strawberry buttercream.  They were so light and tasty!  The only drawback is the frosting will melt if it is too warm in your car, which I learned the hard way with some leftovers :(

Horse Cupcake Toppers adapted from various places
1/2 bag dark chocolate Wilton Candy Melts
1 12" piping bag
outline of horses (hand drawn or from an image you like)
wax paper

Melt candy melts according to the directions.  If you have a disposable plastic piping bag, you can melt the chocolate right in the bag, if not, fill piping bag with the melted chocolate  Snip the teeniest tiniest end off of the piping bag.  Place wax paper over the image you want to outline.  Carefully trace over the image with chocolate.  Fill in the outline if desired.  I chose to fill in the outline because the horses' legs were extremely fragile.  Allow to dry for several hours or overnight.


  1. I gave this a try and tried to melt the candy according to the instructions on the package. It's coming out fairly thick, almost fondant like. I'm not sure how to pipe this onto paper and have it come out smooth looking like you have in the photo(?)

    1. Cindy, sorry I was so delayed in my response, but you may need to add in a bit of shortening (I would say about 1 teaspoon per package of candy melts) to thin it. Too thin, though, and the chocolate will just run out of the piping bag.


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