Not your typical patriotic cupcakes. I decided to try something different. This is an easy way to make something semi homemade VERY special! The cupcakes are made from a boxed cake mix and I colored the batter. The frosting is also from a pre made container. Okay so I cheated this time. If you want to make your cake and frosting from scratch then please do. What I wanted to shine (no pun intended) was the firework effect. Here’s how I did it.
The first thing I did was find a picture of a firework that I liked. I found mine on my print shop program. When you find a firework you like print it out or if you can’t find one here is mine.
Mine was in red so I outlined it in black to make sure I could see it. Tape the print out to the cookie sheet then tape a piece of wax paper over that. Put the cookie sheet in the freezer.
While the cookie sheet is in the freezer melt one of your candy colors (Candy Melts) in the microwave. Once the candy is melted pour into a squeeze bottle with a small tip. Take the cookie sheet from the freezer. Squeeze the candy using your copy as a guide to make your firework making sure to fill the center WARNING!!! ONLY DO ONE SHAPE AT A TIME THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT. Because your cookie sheet is VERY cold the candy will harden quickly and so you have to move fast with the sprinkles. Once you have finished with the sprinkles you can move on to the next form. When you have finished all three and covered your sucker sticks with the melted candy place the cookie sheet back into the freezer for another 10 minutes.
After the 10 minutes; take the cookie sheet out of the freezer. Cover a second cookie sheet with wax paper. As gently as possible release your firework form from the waxed paper and transfer to the other cookie sheet. Turn over, put a dollop of melted candy in the center of the back, lay the stick on top and add another dollop of melted candy. Put back into the freezer. Now that the cookie sheet with the print out is free start your next color and repeat all of the above steps. HAVE FUN! I forgot to mention I purchased the little lollipops from Oriental Trading. They don’t have these exact one’s still but the patriotic star ones are neat. This is a LBC original!