Sunday, January 31, 2010

Cute as a button

Candy Buttons

No, I haven’t taken up sewing. (Not yet anyway.) These adorable little buttons are all candy.

And, umm… they are like handmade.

Not by me, but remember my crazy talented, cupcake fanatic friend, Julie?

She made them for a friend’s baby shower using a fab tutorial from Bake it Pretty.

Candy Button Display

They are just about the cutest things I’ve ever seen.

Candy Buttons

The tutorial even includes a pdf for the labels so you can print them out at home and make your own packaging.

Julie made yellow, pink, green, orange and blue buttons with colored candy melts.

Just melt the candy and pour into a button mold. Let them dry and pop them right out.

Place them in small plastic bags and attach the labels. Just fold them in half and staple them together.

Candy Button Display

Or, if you’re crazy like Julie, then you make the labels work with your own wooden custom candy button display that your awesomely talented husband built for you.

Yeah, I’m sucking up in case he reads this and wants to make one for me, too.

So, instead of folding the labels in half, you can fold them in thirds. Two-thirds in front and one-third in the back so you have enough room to use a hole punch on the labels without messing up the graphics. And then just use a little double-sided tape to attach the labels to the bags.

Candy Buttons

Easy and like I said… cute as a button.

Onesie Cookies

Julie also made these onesie sugar cookies for the shower. I’m gonna work on her to get this recipe because they were really good.

Okay, back to buttons…
Here is the Candy Button Tutorial from

Check out the site when you have some time. Cute stuff for baking AND for decorating!

Guess what else…?
The guys that run the site gave me a gift voucher code to shop at their store last year. I forgot I had it until Julie showed me these buttons and I remembered the email they sent me. I decided that since I had not used it yet, I wanted to give it away to one of you guys. Hopefully it still works. And if not, I’ll buy a new one for you. K?


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my spatula said...

i still can’t get over that those buttons are edible. they can’t be!! they look too real. i don’t believe you!!! :)

February 3, 2010 02:53 AM
sandhya said...

there is no way you women can be so talented! Wow! w.o.w

February 3, 2010 03:17 AM
aitana said...

you guys are artist, there is no other definition to what you do

February 3, 2010 11:31 AM
Nicole said...

Making them look pretty! I like baking because it allows me to make something amazing out of simple ingredients, but I’m a very visual person and enjoy decorating the most.

February 3, 2010 01:19 PM
Heather Tucker said...

We LOVE you, Bakerella! :-) Thank you so much for sharing this awesome idea!!! We made teeny tiny tasty treats for my daughter’s class to celebrate teeny tiny Tuesday (they are learning all about the letter T). Your timing was impeccable! We made the cutest little teeny tiny cookies (seriously the entire cookie is the size of a regular M&M), put them in bags and topped with our own custom bag tags. SO SWEET! Thank you again for sharing!

February 3, 2010 04:11 PM
Laura Bruce said...

These are SO cute :) I love making them look pretty :) I’m a perfectionist @ Heart :) <3

February 3, 2010 08:28 PM
Michele said...

Love the cookies…adorable!! Check!!!!

February 5, 2010 12:40 AM
Lairy the Cupcake Fairy said...

just love these buttons – had to search high and low in the UK for them & eventually tracked them down & they arrived TODAY! Chocolate currently chilling in the fridge!! Now I’ve got to find Candy Melts & canned cream cheese frosting – or I could just move to the States!

February 5, 2010 02:32 PM
Alexa said...

Making them pretty! It’s fun & cute baked goods seem like the ones made with just a little more care & effort :) Plus, cute food always seems to taste good too! :D

February 5, 2010 11:45 PM
Emilie said...

I coudl cry that I missed this entry :( I’d have to say baking though but i do love to make them all pretty too :)

February 6, 2010 02:50 PM
Nati said...

I’ve just found your site, I’m new to baking, so I’d have to say I prefer baking to decorating.. making things look pretty comes with more experience. Just wanted to say you have a great site, I’m trying the oreo truffles tomorrow and I’ll forever keep checking back on your site for recipes, ideas, and maybe more giveaways in the future :)

February 7, 2010 01:22 AM
Hilda said...

Oh my goodness, I just discovered your site and Tartelette’s site and Bake it Pretty! I am so excited! These buttons are the best thing! I just ordered everything I need to make them and also the macarons, which I am dying to try! Thank you so much for such a fabulous blog!

I do a lot of sewing (check out my website at and these will make adorable favors for my friends at conventions. What a fantastic idea!
xo Hilda

March 6, 2010 05:09 PM
Elise said...

these are genius! here’s my version:

March 17, 2010 12:40 AM
Gina Ohden said...

Too cute… these accessories are making my arms go weak and I have a graduation patry to get done! :)

April 26, 2010 01:28 PM
NicoleB said...

I get a little goofy in Sephora. They hand you those little baskets and all of a sudden your total is $200 and you have no idea how it happened…

April 26, 2010 04:54 PM
Lauri said...

Baking is my passion but making them pretty is my love! They have to be perfect! Yes, I am one of those people……. Happy Baking Everyone!

April 26, 2010 08:14 PM
melissa said...

def. cute are they chocolate candies and where can you find button molds?

May 6, 2010 03:14 PM
Justine said...

SO cute!
amazing idea!

May 9, 2010 01:09 AM
Ann said...

I’m curious about the onesie sugar cookies… Were you able to get the recipe? Or is there a how-to somewhere posted? thankssssss :)

May 16, 2010 04:49 PM
Sandi Hunter said...

These are just the cutest thing I have ever seen. Can’t wait to try them.

June 11, 2010 08:35 AM
ava said...

didn’t you use straws from ”bake it pretty” for those milkshake cupcakes?

February 27, 2011 05:28 PM
Date Wealthy Men said...

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May 26, 2012 08:43 PM
Theresa said...

Can someone tell me where I can buy these cute as a button bags of candy or what site I can go on to order them. I am having a baby shower for my daughter, the theme is cute as a button.
Thank you so much

January 21, 2013 09:50 AM
Lydia said...

So sweet!

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