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White, Gold and Blue Wreath for the Holidays
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Halloween Mason Jars
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My New DIY Designer Pot and Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree from IKEA
Crates an easy Toy Storage solution
Homemade Butcher Block Cleaner
Homemade Foot Stool
Fabric Covered Plywood
Fabric Covered Cork board In Dining Area
Burlap Wreath
How to make your Post-It’s
How to give your terra cotta pots an aged look
Gold Home Office Accessories
DIY mini kitchen rolling cart
DIY project; a basket to organize my kitchen counter
A Homemade Mother’s Day Gift for my Mother-in-law
IKEA bar stools spring makeover
Coming up: next DIY projects
DIY personalized birthday mug
DIY and organizing a pantry (part II)
DIY and organizing a pantry (part I)
3 easy Easter projects
Lucky Gold Elephant
DIY Desktop Carousel
Valentine Heart Wreath
Dipped Wooden Spoons in paint
My Craft Room
My Craft Room Organization and Storage ideas
How to install a Pegboard in a craft room DIY project
Bonus room; soon to be craft/office room UPDATED STATUS II
Easy Homemade toy for our toddler
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Candy Melted Cupcakes

Candy Melts

 

Hi everyone,

I’ve been wanting to share these candy melts cupcakes with you but lack of time and a migraine have both prevented me to read or write anything during these last days. Migraine or not, I still need to take care of my 20 month old boy; he loves watching his cartoons, play with his toys and cars all day, there is so much noise in this house, it doesn’t help with the migraine but he is worth it.

Anyhow, let’s go back to these delicious candy melts cupcakes, since last week, I have been experimenting in the kitchen with Valentine day in my mind, it is only a couple of days away and I would love to prepare something small for my hubby. This year, we won’t be exchanging any gifts; so food, candy and desserts is all I have left. You will see more of my treats in the next posts to come. I also wanted to mention that I have tried different recipes in the kitchen but most of them have not come out as great as I thought they would. I must admit when I bake new recipes for the first time, is not always easy even when I think I got everything figured out.

Last week, I bought these Wilton Candy Melts along with the Wilton candy Mold at Michael’s, the arts and crafts store, only one of my favorite stores. They were inexpensive and too cute to not bring them home with me, so I went ahead and got them in pink and white with Valentine’s day in mind. I didn’t mind buying them either because they are in plastic, reusable and easy to wash:

Wilton Candy Melts

Let me show you, how easy it is to prepare them:

Put the candy melts in separate bowls, so you can put them on the microwave for two minutes, I suggest for you to follow the directions on the package

Candy Melts

This is how the candy melts look after 2 minutes in the microwave,stir it to make sure it’s completely melted because you might need to put them back in the microwave for a couple of minutes:

Wilton candy melts

 

Pour the melted candy to the plastic candy mold using a small spoon. Refrigerate for about 10 to 12 minutes, I suggest to then put them in the freezer for only 2 minutes, to make sure they are hard and easy enough to remove from their mold:

candy melts

 

this is how the candy cupcakes look in the mold once they have been refrigerated :

candy melts refrigerated

Mold for Candy Melts

This is another close-up of one of the candy cupcakes before removing it from the plastic mold

cupcake candy melts

What do you think?

aren’t they lovely ?

this is how they look after you carefully removed them from the plastic mold:

candy melts cupcakes

Now look at them; candy melts cupcakes!

Once they were ready, I couldn’t stop staring at them, they were so pretty and glossy:

candy melts cupcakes

This is another close up picture:

Candy Melts cupcakes

You can also add candy, chocolate, cookies or any small treat inside if you would like to give them as a gift! it’s perfect for Valentine day in pink or red. I will be making more of these in different colours for different occasions:

wilton candy melts cupcakes

Here he is, my little helper, helping me in any way he can. I didn’t want him to eat these, but he had been such a good assistant while I was preparing them that I gave in:

eating cupcakes with candy melts

 

these candy melts cupcakes didn’t last much, he broke them, ate the chocolate chips inside and then licked them all, we still ate them after he licked them!

eating cupcakes candy melts

I had tons of leftover melted candy, so I put the candy back in the microwave for a few seconds and grabbed some strawberries from the fridge, added a coat of candy to the strawberries and voila, a snack for mommy; strawberry-candy

Candy Melts and strawberries

the strawberry-candy instantly disappeared !!!!!

Guess who ate them all? ME!

Will you be making any special treats for Valentine’d day?

Candy Melts with strawberries

Thanks again for stopping by!

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  • Cul de Sac says:

    Your pictures are awesome!! and those cupcake are just gorgeous! so shiny an pink! I love your post Ingrid 🙂 and you got to go to Michael’s lucky girl… 🙂

    February 6, 2013 at 9:04 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Salut Josee! thank you, I took these pictures when the sun was at it’s best in our kitchen! as for the cupcakes; they were so glossy when you take them out of their mold, they looked fake too because they were so pretty! ha!ha! Yeah! I went last week to Michael’s ; so much fun, I even got a heart shaped wreath to decorate my dining room, I think you will like it, I will try to post it soon! thanks again for your nice comments! 🙂

      February 6, 2013 at 9:16 pm
  • memyselfandkids says:

    They look so perfect. Are those real? Just kidding – sort of. Anyway, if they taste as good as they look, I amsure you have some happy peeps.

    February 6, 2013 at 9:53 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      ha!ha! yes, they are real! once they were ready Thank you, glad you like them! ; I kept looking at them because they were so cute and glossy ! & Oh! yeah, hubby and baby were happy but so was I 🙂

      February 6, 2013 at 10:02 pm
      • memyselfandkids says:

        Cool. Enjoy them.
        You think you could mail them and they would still taste good. Just kidding.

        February 6, 2013 at 10:10 pm
        • now at home mom says:

          Thank you! 🙂 No problem, I am sending you virtual candy cupcakes right now!

          February 6, 2013 at 10:15 pm
          • memyselfandkids says:

            Excellent! Virtual means no calories – right?

            February 6, 2013 at 10:21 pm
  • now at home mom says:

    Yes! exactly ! that’s what it means! ha!ha! 🙂

    February 6, 2013 at 10:29 pm
  • thethinkingcloset says:

    How could you NOT give in to that precious face? So cute!

    Your candy melted cupcakes turned out loverly – – they look so professional! My Mom used to do a lot of “candy melted lollipops” when we were growing up. They were often the party favors for the themed birthday parties we would have. Thanks for rattling up that memory for me and inspiring me add this to my “to make” list!

    February 6, 2013 at 11:56 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Lauren I’m glad you might try to do this! oh! your mom had good ideas then, I am thinking the same; I might do tons of these for my son’s 2nd birthday party and place them in a cupcake tray (people might think they are real cupcakes instead of candy) ha!ha! thank you Lauren!

      February 7, 2013 at 11:31 am
  • little poppits says:

    wow they look so yummy, what a fab idea. x

    February 7, 2013 at 4:47 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you! they were very yummy! pretty and yummy! ha!ha! thank you!

      February 7, 2013 at 11:32 am
  • ohlidia says:

    Love this!

    February 7, 2013 at 8:33 am
    • now at home mom says:

      I am very glad you love them! thank you very much for your compliment!

      February 7, 2013 at 11:35 am
  • Pillows A-La-Mode says:

    They are BEAUTIFUL!!! And feel better soon, my dear! Thinking of you! Hugs, Katherine

    February 7, 2013 at 8:43 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Katherine, feeling much better, hugs to you too! thank you again!

      February 7, 2013 at 11:37 am
  • now at home mom says:

    Thank you very much, I am glad you love them!

    February 7, 2013 at 11:34 am
  • Leah says:

    Wow, these look fantastic. So beautiful and professional! Sorry to hear about your migraine – I hope you’re feeling better now!

    February 7, 2013 at 1:37 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Leah! I really like how they turned out and the colour pink too! it’s true, they are so glossy they look professional and too cute to eat them! thanks, for my migraine I’m much better now, every time I get one it takes time to recuperate! thanks Leah!

      February 7, 2013 at 1:54 pm
  • motherhoodisanart says:

    Wow! I really like these! They look absolutely awesome!! I will keep this one filed in my head….I may have a need for these!!

    February 8, 2013 at 6:42 am
    • now at home mom says:

      thank you! yes! you should definitely get these when you have a kids party , I’m sure they would love it and you can do it in different colours!

      February 8, 2013 at 1:34 pm
  • petit4chocolatier says:

    I love these! They are exquisite and look adorably scrumptious 🙂
    I hope you don’t mind if I reblog your link on my reblog page?

    February 8, 2013 at 10:38 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Judy, thank you very much for your lovely comments! I am very happy if you reblog the link! and of course I don’t mind! thank you so much!

      February 9, 2013 at 12:44 am
  • mtetar says:

    Your little helper is doing the best part of helping, and that’s eating. Everything loooooking good. Thanks for always sharing. Be BLESSED, Mtetar

    February 9, 2013 at 9:29 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Mtetar, glad you stopped by and yes it’s true he did the best part; eating them! ha!ha! 🙂

      February 9, 2013 at 9:32 pm
  • The Porto Bellas says:

    This looks so yummy. Love the candy as icing!
    -JulieC

    February 10, 2013 at 10:04 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Julie! it’s appreciated!

      February 10, 2013 at 11:09 pm
  • ourlifeinaction says:

    How precious!!! And yummy I’m sure!

    February 13, 2013 at 12:13 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Oh! yes! they were! I love how they turned out! they looked so cute and I will be making more of these when I will have a party or a special occasion, they were too cute! 🙂

      February 13, 2013 at 2:42 pm

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