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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Leave a comment on this post and let me know what you enjoy more…

Baking sweets or making them look pretty?

Deadline to enter is Monday, February 1st at 6:00 PM ET. Sorry, Time’s Up! Winner Announced Below.

One winner will be chosen at random and announced sometime Monday evening on this post.

Good luck!

And the winner is… comment #1326.

That’s you, chakins! I’m glad you love to bake. Now, get shopping and start decorating.


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4,124 comments on “Cute as a button”

  1. Definitely baking, the whole process is relaxing and the smell of the kitchen is wonderful..and besides, my decorating skills are not quite like Bakerella!

  2. OMG too cute!! I just love your site. Thank you so much for the chance to win, keeping my fingers crossed :)

  3. I enjoy BAKING more! I’m not very good at decorating (yet), but I hope to improve upon that with some classes. I love the wonderful smells filling the entire house and turning on the oven light to watch my sweets transform into yummy goodness!

  4. Baking the sweets! I’ve made plenty of tasty things…but they don’t always look cute. And I’ve been to some places that have really cute things…but don’t taste all the great. So, I think taste should come before cuteness, even though cuteness is a great addition!

  5. It seems like all of my friends are pregnant and I am going to make these and those cute sugar cookies. I love them! They are really cute.

  6. I love baking great tasting sweets and I always have good intentions to make them pretty, but they never turn out pretty. Edible, yes. Pretty, no.

  7. Oh, I definetly enjoy the baking part! And if the making them look pretty is easy enough, I enjoy that as well!

  8. Making them look pretty .. I’m a cake decorator by profession for goodness sakes .. XD

  9. I will do one or the other: either a beautiful treat packaged simply, or a simple treat packaged beautifully. It’s all about prioritizing :)

  10. That’s a tough one! But I have to go with baking them because then I get to eat the batter :)

  11. I would love saying the baking is the best part, but lately I’ve become obsessed with cookie icing! Pretty (and hopefully always tasty).

  12. I love piping the frosting, baby! And the edible glitter, of course.

  13. Making things pretty!

  14. I love looking at pretty desserts, but for me I love to bake. That is what makes me happy and trying new things. Thanks for the cute button idea!

  15. My very favorite is eating the sweets, but making them look pretty would be my second favorite. I don’t mind leaving the baking to someone else.

  16. I love baking pretty sweets :)

  17. Before I started my blog, I was more interested in baking sweets. But now that I have to take pictures of my creations and post them up for the whole world to see (or just whoever happens to stumble upon my site) I am more interested in making them look pretty!

    If I won this giveaway, I would buy the Bridal Shower Cupcake Kit to use for my friend’s upcoming bridal shower and pasty bags and tips so I learn how to decorate cakes and cupcakes!!

  18. I like making things pretty. It started with just baking sweets, but now I find I really enjoy the challenge. Thank you for all of your inspiration and all that you do!

  19. ha! I love eating them most of all!!

  20. I love making them look pretty, but then I never want to eat them- just look at them!

  21. I love to bake, but the pretty part, doesnt come easy :)

  22. Oohh… making them look pretty only beats out making them by a little.

  23. those are sooo cute! I like baking more!

  24. Making them pretty for sure!

  25. I am the newest fan of Bakerella! This is so much fun.

    To answer the question…I would have to say both. My kids love to bake with me and I really enjoy that time I have with them. And I love to make things look Pretty. With 4 boys and now 1 girl, making things look pretty helps me deal with all the testosterone :)
    Winnipeg,MB Canada

  26. I think I like to bake things more than making them pretty! Don’t get me wrong I love decorating I just don’t think I’m very good so I’d rather bake things!

  27. omg!! baking them!!! and then looking at my final touch!

  28. I love to taste good tasting goodies, bit I prefer to make them look cute and homemade!! I made cupcakes for a friends baby shower today!!! And they looked AND tasting good!!!!

  29. Baking them! If I get better at making them pretty, I could see how that would be equally as enjoyable ;)

  30. I LOVE baking sweets but I am now learning how to make them pretty…its so hard to choose!

  31. I love to make them look pretty! And if they taste awesome, that is the bonus (it should be the other way around though shouldn’t it? LOL)

  32. I love baking with my wife. Actually I just help get stuff and enjoy the end results!! Yum-O!!!

  33. Both! Although I need patience and practice on the make it pretty part!

  34. I prefer the making them pretty part!

  35. making them pink pretty~

  36. I love baking anything but I need to pratice on making it look cute !

  37. Making it pretty!

    Those buttons are so cute!

  38. I just like baking goods… mostly because I’m not good at making them look pretty…just good at making them taste pretty!

  39. Once I have a good recipe that I know will taste yummy, then I definitely enjoy making them pretty the most.

  40. Baking…well actually licking the bowls after baking, but you get the point!

  41. I definitely like making them look pretty! The baking part is just that essential step that gets me where I want to be – creating cute stuff! :)

  42. Hmmm… baking is fun, but decorating them is definitely more exciting!

  43. Making them look pretty! I just love when people ooh and aahh over something I have worked so hard on, and to see the joy it brings to them!

  44. Making them pretty is the most fun part!

  45. Such a CUTE idea! May be using for an upcoming baby shower. I love to make the yummy stuff pretty!

  46. I love baking sweets! I love trying to make them look pretty also..but I’m not very good at that! :)

  47. Making them look pretty! I’m an art student, so decorating definitely wins!

  48. What a fantastic idea! I am sort of on the down-swing of friends having babies, BUT! I bet I could make these for someone soon!!

  49. Baking sweets…I’m not too good at making them look pretty. It doesn’t matter what they look like when I’m eating them :)

  50. I used to be all about making stuff look pretty but now I’m more into making it taste yummy

  51. i like to make them look pretty, thats where i can be most creative…..and if i dont like it, i just eat it before anyone can see it :)

  52. i love baking the sweets…..and i’d love to learn more about making them pretty.

  53. I am good at baking them but not so good at making them look pretty. I am a work in progress!

  54. i enjoy baking, but making stuff pretty is the fun part!

  55. I like the baking part, but making them pretty is my favorite part. I love the chance to get creative!

  56. I always try to make my sweets look good, but I find that working more on the actual taste works best. Thanks for the chance to win :-)

  57. Guess I’d have to say both…I like baking and making candy, but knowing that we eat with our eyes, too, I like them to look pretty, too.

  58. Being a perfectionist I prefer baking sweets. Because making them look pretty means 5 no’s to my 1 Yes. o_O

  59. making them cute! without a doubt. however, it always has to taste as as sweet as it looks.

  60. I like baking sweets more than making them pretty. It’s about the taste more than the looks.

  61. I have a hard time making them look pretty so I just bake for the deliciousness!

  62. Decorating for sure! Anyone can bake a cake but it’s your talent and creativity that makes sweets, well, shall I say… Cute as a button! :)

  63. Hmm that is a tough one. I really love to cook but I also like to make them look pretty. I guess I look at it like this. If you can bake/cook well then you know the pretty ones will taste fabulous… make sense.

  64. I love baking! I love the smell when it’s just about ready, and I love eating baked goods piping hot out of the oven. I love decorating, too, but the taste is the most important thing!

  65. Hmmm…I’d have to say making them look pretty – or destroying (ahem…eating) the evidence of those that didn’t turn out so well!

  66. i loooooooove bake it pretty.
    i use her huge round tip to make my cupcakes extra special… that and who doesn’t like the extra frosting?

  67. I would have to say making them pretty. And I love Bake It Pretty. They were mentioned in a magazine a while back (I think it was O) and I have had them on my favorites ever since!

  68. I like eating best :) But besides that I like making them look cute.

  69. For me, it depends on the day/occasion! I love baking sweets more but I also LOVE to make them pretty for birthday party, etc so that I feel like I am making that occasion even better!

  70. Get out! and then Get out again! You gotta be kidding me. Buttons, candy. Candy and buttons. i’m crying and laughing at the same time. I’m so happy I would love to win.

  71. I enjoy baking sweets more. I have every intention of making them look pretty, but they never come out as cute as I would like because I just don’t have the patience for it. :(

  72. Hard to choose…baking wins. If i can make it look cute, it’s icing on the cake…

  73. My husband always asks me if they actually taste good or just look cute!! Sometimes I will sacrifice taste (mixing weird things together) to make it cute!!

  74. The part I like most is EATING the treats. But I also love baking and making them look good! I love your ideas and hope I can be as tallented soon!

  75. I love baking sweets mostly because I’m not good at making them look cute/pretty. Most people I bake for don’t appreciate a good looking cake or cupcake, so long as it’s moist and delicious and hits the spot.

  76. I like to perfect the taste first…no matter how cute or pretty it is, if it does not taste good it is a waste because no one eats it. Once I have a tried and true recipe then it is all about making it pretty!!

  77. baking them…and tasting along the way ;)

  78. Sooooo cute!!!! I much prefer making them look pretty, because it’s so much fun!

  79. I like baking better because I cant bare to spend all that time making them beautiful only to have them demolished by my family in 10 minutes!

  80. i’m not a very good/experienced baker, so i can’t rely on the taste of my creations to really wow people. therefore, i must say that i enjoy decorating and making cupcakes and cakes look prettier than they may taste!

  81. Baking, of course! There’s a whole realm of fun to be had in decorating, but nothing beats the smell of something ready to come out of the oven. Plus, you get to lick the spoon while you’re waiting!

  82. Making them look pretty, of course! The baking part can get tedious, but I always feel proud when I manage to make my amateur baked goods look like something professional.

  83. I love these buttons and I love making sweets look pretty because it will make you want to eat them even more!!!!

  84. I enjoy making them look pretty! Presentation is key in the “first appearance” of my treats! :)

  85. I looove decorating them. Bake It Pretty makes me bonkers for that exact reason.

  86. I like baking sweets and eating them before I’ve had time to make them pretty.

  87. I would love to say making them pretty but unfortunately not everyone is that talented lol so I will definitely have to say baking the treats :0) Hopefully one day my answer will change!

  88. I am a baker at heart. I am not creative in the least, so I would rather perfect a recipe and make it delicious. And, in the off chance that I do get creative, I never want to eat what I just created!

  89. I love making them look pretty; it seems to make them taste even sweeter :)

  90. Making them! But, doesn’t that include making them pretty too? Who wants to eat an ugly cupcake? :) :) :)

  91. i like making things look pretty.. there’s so much you can do!

  92. So eating them is not a choice uh? For sure making them look pretty then!!!!

  93. baking them, definitely. I know it’ll taste good, not always sure how pretty it’s going to be, though!

  94. It’s a little redundant….if you bake a sweet, no matter how sloppy, it’s looks pretty to me! So can I choose both?

  95. I love making them look pretty….if I think about how tasty they are, I’ll eat them all and gain 100 pounds.

  96. *THANKS* for the giveaway! I LOVE to make them pretty. That’s half the taste, right??

  97. Definitely making them look pretty! Those buttons would be PERFECT for the cake I want to make my quilting-like-crazy mother-in-law.

  98. I have never been good at making desserts look pretty so I defiantly like making them better. I would love to learn how to make thing look pretty.

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