Conversation Heart Cupcake Toppers!~ A Cupcake Blog Tutorial
Today we are going to whip up some CUTE Conversation Heart Flower toppers for cupcakes! All that you need is a little melted candy coating, Conversation Hearts, and a few sprinkles!
These sweet Conversation Heart Flowers are the perfect cupcake toppers for Valentine's parties, class parties, or just because. An added bonus is that this sweet project is extremely kid-friendly, so if you have any little helpers around the house, they will love making these too!
Let's get started....
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How to Make Conversation Heart Flower Cupcakes for Valentine's Day
First, I put a block of candy coating/bark into a plastic wrap lined bowl and zapped it in the microwave for about 30 seconds or so until melted.
(Skip the plastic wrap if you don't have any that is microwave safe-- it's just to save you a few minutes of cleanup) ;0) *Use your candy coating of choice, Wilton Candy melts or something along those lines is fine.
Next, I spooned the melted candy melts into a disposable piping bag and snipped the tip off. I piped a row of melted chocolate dots and then pressed my candy hearts into them in flower formations.
Five candy hearts seems to be the magic number. Just make sure that each heart is at least touching part of your melted chocolate, which will act as our "glue".
You can leave the centers plain or add sprinkles while the chocolate is still soft...
Or... you can pipe a bit more chocolate to the center and add sprinkles for a more raised look. (I did this for most of my flowers).
To firm things up, place your cookie sheet of flowers into the freezer for about 5 minutes or so. Then, they will be ready for cupcakes!
You can see below that I did a little experimenting with my Wilton pearl spray on a couple of my flowers -- A fun alternative but the words do become harder to read ;0)
After chilling, this is what they look like from the back. Nice and secure thanks to the chocolate!
I used a piping bag of pink (Americolor Deep Pink) buttercream fitted with a 2D tip to swirl my cupcakes. Then, added our flowers!
You can see that for some flowers I used the same candy color all the way around. Love these little conversation flowers, and I love how simple they were to make! They would be cute on a cake too ;0)
Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful Valentine's Day! xoxo
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- We decorated cupcakes that were swirled with a 2D piping tip with vanilla buttercream frosting tinted Americolor Deep Pink.
For the Conversation Heart Flowers
- Conversation Heart Candies (you'll need 5 hearts per cupcake topper)
- Candy Coating - Whatever brand you like- we used 2 blocks of white bark coating.
- Wax paper lined cookie sheet
- Disposable piping bags
- Sprinkles for center of flowers
For the Cupcake Toppers
- Load a disposable piping bag with the tip snipped away with melted candy coating.
- Snip the tip away from your disposable piping bag, and pipe dots of melted candy coating on a wax paper lined cookie sheet.
- Arrange the candy hearts in a tight circle so that the points are on top of the melted circle of candy coating. This will give you the flower shape, and the melted chocolate act as the "glue".
- To create the center of the flowers, add sprinkles to the melted candy coating center (or pipe additional candy coating to the center of the flowers as needed and add sprinkles).
- Chill the cookie sheet of flowers for about 5 minutes in the freezer (or longer in the refrigerator).
You will be able to easily pick them up and place them onto your cupcakes! SO cute!
Make sure that the candies are all in contact with the melted candy coating center so that the flower will be secure. You can pipe more candy coating onto your cookie sheets if needed!
Whenever I'm working with candy coating decorations, I like to chill them just before handling. In this case, it's a good idea to chill them briefly just before placing them on the cupcakes so that they will be less fragile.
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