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How to make Harry Potter cupcake toppers

 

I would have to say my most popular cupcake topper would be my Harry Potter ones.  I usually make six different designs, but today we are going to concentrate on the 3 main (and easiest to make) ones.  They are Harry’s glasses, the Gryffindor scarf and the Golden Snitch.

Harry Potter is still extremely popular even though the books and movies came out years ago.  They seem to be timeless and people of all ages love the 3 students from Hogwarts.  Now with Universal Studios opening their Harry Potter lands and rides it seems the trend will continue.

I have done these cake toppers for birthdays, baby showers and even a bridal shower. They are great for any occasion and any age fan.

Making them are quite easy.  As you can see in the video, these are the items you will need:

Marshmallow fondant….  if you don’t know how to make it, that’s ok.  You can either use the store bought fondant or read my post  “How to make marshmallow fondant” a step by step guide first.

color gel (Burgandy, golden yellow and black)

set of circle cutters

set of clay cutters (circle)

gold luster dust

piping gel

rolling mat

silicon rolling pin

x-acto knife

pizza cutter

small amount of vegetable shortening to spread on surface so fondant doesn’t stick

I have linked the supply list to items on Amazon that will work for this project.  Some of these items I use every time I have a project.  If you are thinking about starting cake decorating or just want to make more goodies from home, they just might be worth the investment.

Remember to always have fun and get creative with these projects.  It’s only marshmallows and sugar so if you make a mistake, just roll it up and try again.  Remember when you were a kid and played with Play-doh??  Well, it’s almost the same thing, so have FUN!!

 

 

 

How to make Oreo Cookie Pops

I am so excited to launch my very first Tutorial Tuesday video!!  It was a little trial and error with the set up and editing, but I know each one will get better.

In this post, I will go over how to make some really cute candy coated Oreo Cookie Pops.  They are quite easy to make, and can be used for any occasion.  You can cover them with a colored or flavored candy melt.  You can also use a dipping chocolate.  Once covered you can decorate them with sprinkles, nuts, mini choc. chips, fondant, sanding sugar.. the possibilities are endless.

Below you will find the video tutorial, but I will also share the step by step process as well.

Here are the items you will need:

bog of double stuffed Oreo cookies

candy melts

pop sticks (available at craft stores)

sprinkles

small amount of shortening

wax or parchment paper

floral foam

plastic pop covers

ribbon

 

First pop your candy melts into the microwave at 20 sec intervals.  I like to use small canning jars to melt my candy in.  It makes for very easy clean up, since I just have to screw the top back on and I can save all the unused melts for a future project.  Stir between 20 secs sessions.  The melts are done when they slide smoothly off the spoon.

 

 

Line a cookie sheet with wax or parchment paper.  Then open the Oreo cookies up and place them on the paper with the cream side facing up. Put the cookie wafer top, off to the side.

 

 

 

 

 

Place a small amount of shortening into the melted candy and stir.  This will improve the viscosity of the candy.

 

 

 

Then place the tip of the pop stick into the melted candy.  You only want to cover about 1/2″-1″.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then press the stick into the cream of the Oreo. You want to make sure you press all the way through the cream, but do not press so hard, that you break the wafer part of the cookie.  You also what to set the stick towards the top of the cookie, so that you have a lot of surface area that will cover the stick.  Then place the wafer part of the cookie back on top of the cream.

 

Place in fridge for 3-5 minutes.

Have a little bowl nearby and the sprinkles or what ever you are going to cover the cookies in close too.

 

 

 

Take pops out of fridge and dip into melted candy.  The candy should still be good to dip the cookies in, but if you feel it needs to be a little warmer, pop it back into the microwave and stir.  When you dip the cookies in, it is a quick in and out, make sure the candy fully covers the cookie.

 

 

Hang the cookie over the jar, to let the excess candy to drip off.

 

 

 

 

I sometimes tap the stick on the edge of the jar, just to make sure all excess candy will drip off.  The is done quickly, since we don’t want the candy to harden.  If that happens the sprinkles will not stick well.

 

 

 

As soon as the excess candy is off, hang the cookie over the bowl and pour the sprinkles all over the top of the cookie and sides.  If you want both sides done, turn cookie over and pour over back side.

 

 

 

 

 

If you only have sprinkles on one side, place cookie back on baking sheet. If you have covered both sides of the pop, you will need to place the pop into the floral foam to harden.

 

 

 

Place back into fridge for 3-5 min.

 

Once the candy has hardened you can place the pops into the clear covers and tie with ribbon.

You are all done!!  Enjoy

Depending on the sprinkles you choose you can make the pops perfect for any occasion.

 

 

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