Tuesday, February 26, 2008
How I Made the Candy Buttons
The candy buttons are pretty easy to make, just time consuming. I bought a candy mold, ($1.99,) at my local cake decorating store, (you can all so find them online,) and a couple of bags of white candy melts and oil based candy coloring at Micheals. (Using my 40% off coupons.) The button molds are pretty small, the size of real buttons, so I put the melted candy in a disposable cake decorating bag to fill them. I popped the filled mold into the freezer for about 5 minutes. Once the candy is cold I took the mold out of the freezer, bent it slightly to help release the candy, then turned it upside down on my kitchen counter and tapped the back with a wooden spoon to get the buttons out. There were always a few that would be stuck, so I pried them out with a pin. The directions on how to melt and color the candy is on the back of the candy bag. For the coloring I bought basic primary colors, (red, yellow, blue,) and mixed them to get the colors you see in the buttons. Viola! Candy buttons!