This weekend was my husband’s birthday, and since he’s a big Star Wars fan (and I wanted to try out my new candy melting pot), I decided to make Star Wars cupcakes!
I used the new X-Wing and Millennium Falcon silicone mold I got for Christmas to make the cupcake toppers.
I melted bright white candy melts in my electric candy pot, together with a few leftover Halloween chocolates…
… and poured it into the molds, then put them in the fridge for half an hour to harden. (With thanks to my daughter for photography credit.)
Presto! Delicious candy starships. Now on to the cupcakes. (Chocolate, of course.)
For the frosting, I started with a basic butter cream frosting. Homemade, I don’t do store bought in this house.
I wanted to do a bit of a galaxy style for the frosting, so I split it in half, made half into chocolate and split the other half to colour blue and purple.
Filled up a piping bag, gave it a quick swirl, and it was ready to go.
Used a big star tip and started frosting.
I also added some edible silver glitter dust to complete the galaxy look. It’s not super obvious, but it does add a little pop.
Once that was done, it was time for the ships.
And voila! The colours didn’t turn out quite as I was hoping they would, but I’m pretty pleased with the results. They’re also very tasty.