Candy Brush Strokes

Candy Brush Strokes

Make easy decorative candy brush strokes with just Candy Melts and a spatula. Once the brush strokes are dry, use them to create unique designs on cakes and treats!
  • Skill LevelBeginner


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  1. Cover a cookie sheet or cake board with parchment or wax paper. Melt desired Candy Melts colors in the microwave in small bowls.
  2. Dip the tip of a 9-inch (22.86 cm) spatula into melted candy. Drop a dollop of candy on the parchment. With the tip of the spatula in the candy, use a swiping motion to pull the spatula towards you as though you were painting with a brush. Brush strokes can be made in any shape or size.
  3. Refrigerate for 15-20 minutes until candy is completely set.
  4. Using a spatula if needed, carefully peel the brush strokes away from the parchment.
  5. Insert candy brush strokes into cakes and treats or attach as desired with buttercream.
  6. Tips:
    • The thinner the brushstroke, the more fragile it will be.
    • Always insert brushstroke into a soft surface. Push in gently to avoid breaking the decoration.
    • Always make extra brushstrokes to allow for breakage.


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