Rainbow Candy Curl Cupcakes

Rainbow Candy Curl Cupcakes

You're sure to have sweet dreams after curling up with one of these Rainbow Candy Curl Cupcakes. Use your favorite cake recipe to make cupcakes in a rainbow of baking cups, then top your treats with puffy icing clouds and sweet candy curls made from Candy Melts candy. A sweet treat that's perfect for a first birthday party or unicorn-themed birthday, these candy curl cupcakes make any birthday just a little more magical.
  • Skill LevelIntermediate


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  1. One day in advance, make candy curls. Melt 2 oz. each Blue, Bright Pink, Lavender, Orange, Vibrant Green and Yellow Candy Melts candy, separately, according to package directions. Add EZ thins to melted candy

    Prepare six decorating bags, separately, with melted candy. Cut ½ in. tip in each bag.

    Starting with melted Bright Pink candy, pipe thin layer of candy into each cavity of mini loaf pan. Let set slightly, but not solid, about 2 to 3 minutes.

    Repeat step with Orange, Yellow, Vibrant Green, Blue and Lavender candy, letting layers set slightly before piping next candy color.

    After Lavender layer has been prepared, chill candy until completely set, about 30 minutes.

    Once set, remove candy from pan; let come to room temperature. Using vegetable peeler along long side of candy, use even pressure to pull peeler towards you, forming curls. Continue with all candy pieces.

    Chill curls until ready to use.

  2. Bake cupcakes. Prepare cake batter following recipe instructions. Bake and cool cupcakes in rainbow cupcake liners.
  3. Make buttercream. Prepare buttercream following recipe instructions.
  4. Decorate cupcakes. Prepare decorating bag with tip 2A and buttercream icing. Pipe puffy cloud on each cupcake. Top with candy curls.


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