Theresa's Mixed Nuts: Jolly Rancher Cupcake Toppers

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Jolly Rancher Cupcake Toppers

I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July! This was the first year we decided to do a low key holiday. No parties, no cook outs, just relaxing at home with the family. That didn't stop us from making a few festive treats though! We ended up making some red, white, and blue cupcakes, then topped them with some star shaped Jolly Rancher candies.


They were very simple to do. Start with some red and blue Jolly Ranchers hard candies.


Prepare some star shaped mini cookie cutters, (I used fondant cutters) by placing them on waxed paper, then spray with cooking spray.



Unwrap 2 candies, then place them in a microwave safe cup. (We used a paper bathroom cup). Heat on full power for about 30 seconds, or until candies are completely melted. Immediately pour into cutters.


Let cool in cutters until they start to harden again, but not completely, about a minute. Gently press candy out of mold, then immediately insert a toothpick through the center.


Allow the candies to finish hardening completely, then insert into a cupcake.




You could change this up using different colors and cutters, and make them for other holiday's too!

25 comments:

  1. I can't believe how simple that was. Those are really cool!

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  2. Those are so cool. How clever you are. Hope you had a GREAT July 4th

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  3. Brilliant! I never would have thought to do that, but they came out awesome - and who doesn't love a good Jolly Rancher?

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  4. now, isn't that a practical and uber cool idea!

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  5. Super creative my friend! And quite yummy looking :)

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  6. How flippin' cute is that??!! What an awesome idea! I never would have thought to do that...and now my head is spinning with all the cake/cupcake topper ideas that I could do with melting candies hehehe. Great job Theresa! You're so creative! :)

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  7. That is such a cute lookin' cupperscake! Yes, Cupperscake. We used to make those jolly ranchers suckers that were round. Do you remember those? Man, time goes too FAST! Yes, I do know you love yourself some TARGET. Gooooood Luuuuck!

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  8. Oh and hope your 4th was happy!!! I noticed you have a new profile pic, cooool. I swear you could do double work for Ashley Judd!

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  9. I was thinking how'd she find star-shaped Jolly Ranchers???? Then I saw you made them (because you rock). Those are awesome, and they turned out cute.

    We bbq'd at home, but not until late in the day. It was still nice though. :)

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  10. They look like so much fun to do. Our fourth of July was very low key...it was getting over jet lag. Sleeping when people are awake and awake when people are sleeping. Thanks for stopping by. Love seeing your comments.

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  11. This is very cool. I could see doing this trick on any holiday, ie. little orange pumpkins or purple turkeys. Thanks for the idea. I'll have to try it sometime.

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  12. Those are adorable!! We actually made Christmas tree ornaments like that with Jolly Ranchers too!

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  13. Congratulations to you and to all the inhabitants of USA, Wonderful candy, beautiful pictures!

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  14. Now I'm on the look out for the Real Ashley Judd, so you can make your millions and take me shopping to Goodwill, baby!!!!!!! Have a smoooooooth weekend.

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  15. What a fantastic idea. They look so yummy too.

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  16. Wow, I'd want to do that. Thanks for sharing Theresa! :)

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  17. Now what a great idea on how to make those suckers. They were so cute. We stayed home for the 4th too! Of course here it was raining! sandie

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  18. What a neat idea! Super cute cupcakes!

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  19. They are so cute! I haven't even thought about the 4th. With just getting back from vacay, then teaching my long summer class I just haven't gotten into it this year. I thought maybe we could get out a croquet set that I've never played with to play with the boys.

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    1. I love croquet! We don't have a set, but if I come across one at a yard sale sometime, I am buying it! I think my girls would love to play too!

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  20. These are so cute! I love that you can customize these to what ever you have on hand!

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