With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching I’ve been brainstorming ways I can make my cupcakes a little fancier + special. We all know the best baked goods are made with love. So I decided to send my next batch of cupcakes off with a few hugs and kisses. XOXO! These XO cupcake toppers are edible and really simple to make. Whip up a batch for someone special and let the dessert do the talking.
- 2 colors of candy melts
- XO template
- Parchment paper
- 2 Disposable piping bags or ziploc bags
- Grab a handful of candy melts and slowly melt them in the microwave. It’s best to heat the candy melts 20 seconds at a time, kneeding them in the bag until it’s smooth. Repeat for the opposite color. Tip: The candy will have hot spots and get very hot quickly. Be careful!
- Place the parchment paper on top of the XO template. Snip the corner off of your piping bag and carefully trace the Xs and Os with the candy. FYI: A smaller hole is easier to write with.
- Set the parchment paper in the freezer to set the candy melts. After they have hardened, peel them off of the paper and top your cupcakes with them!
You can use other decorative elements like heart sprinkles to make your cupcakes extra festive. Put them in a cute bakery box and you have a really inexpensive but thoughtful Valentine’s Day gift. If you decide to try this let me know in the comments!