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pretty sugar sculptures for your cupcakes!
I was planning on making coils of candy but after some technical difficulties I ended up with these! They are pretty easy, you just start with making lollypops but instead of putting the mixture into a mold you drizzle it into cold water.

Posted by Abbra P. from Jacksonville, Florida, United States • Published See Abbra P.'s 4 projects »
  • How to bake a decorative cake. Candy Cupcake Decorations - Step 1
    Step 1

    First, you need to combine the sugar, corn syrup, water, and salt in a heavy bottomed pot.

  • How to bake a decorative cake. Candy Cupcake Decorations - Step 2
    Step 2

    Stir until the mixture starts to boil. You then need to cook without stirring until the mixture reaches 310 degrees Fahrenheit(or I think it would be 154 degrees Celsius, maybe?). Then take it off the burner and quickly add in your flavoring(you may need to use more than 1/4 teaspoons, mine didn't have too much flavor) and a few drops of food coloring if you want.

  • How to bake a decorative cake. Candy Cupcake Decorations - Step 3
    Step 3

    Now the fun part! Working quickly drizzle a spoonful of the mixture into the bowl of water. Once it hardens take it out and put it on some parchment paper. It helps if you put the water into the freezer for a bit.

  • How to bake a decorative cake. Candy Cupcake Decorations - Step 4
    Step 4

    Voila! You now have awesome candy to put on your cupcakes or anything else you want!

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Scarlet-Begonias · Everett, Washington, US · 15 projects
Such a cool idea!!
RADGina · 2 projects
omg thats soo cool
Agnès · 14 projects
WOW it looks just awesome :o
Rachael L.
Rachael L.
Abbra, I have a question... I tried making these and had so much fun!!! Thanks for your post. However, they started to melt just a few minutes after I took them out of the water. I assume it was because they were still covered in water. What did you do to make them not melt?
Abbra  P.
Abbra P. · Jacksonville, Florida, US · 4 projects
Thanks for the nice comments everyone. Caramel I don't know if maple syrup would work because it doesn't get hard like the candy does. And the flavoring is just extract
ʎǝuʇɹnoɔ · Wellington, Wellington, NZ · 6 projects
by flavouring, what do you mean?
Tashiie.x R.
Tashiie.x R.
I lv it. It i'm soo gunna have to try this 1
Heatherr M'Kay
Heatherr M'Kay · 10 projects
Can you use normal maple syrup?
PENNY V. · Houston, Texas, US
How cleverr
Violinagin D.
Violinagin D. · West Monroe, Louisiana, US · 9 projects
ooh! Crack stage candy! My papaw lets us do this with some of out peanut brittle candy before we put all the vanilla and peanuts in! We do this to test the temp because we don't have a candy thermometer!
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