Sweet Shapes Candy Cupcake Toppers

Sweet Shapes Candy Cupcake Toppers

I have another easy little project to share with you today using candy wafers and one of the candy molds in my Bakerella for Make’n Mold line. If you liked the candy jewel pops from a few weeks ago, then I think you’ll enjoy this project too.

It’s a fun way to make the cutest candy cupcake toppers … perfect for your sweetheart!

First, we’ll need this Sweet Shapes Candy Mold.

Bakerella for Make'n Mol

Here’s a glimpse of the super cute packaging.

Bakerella Candy Wafers

We’ll also need some candy wafers in happy colors. Melt them and you are ready to go.

Painting candy molds

Okay, let’s get some melted candy in this mold. You can take the easy road and fill the shapes with just a couple of colors …(or even just one) in no time, but I wanted to show you how fun they could be using all the colors in the product line.

To fill in the mold, use a toothpick dipped in the melted candy wafers to draw in defined areas. If you’re filling in larger areas with one color, you could spoon it in carefully or use a squeeze bottle to pipe it into the mold.

Painting candy molds

Then layer on more colors until the mold cavity is full. (This takes a little longer than just using one or two colors, but the great thing about these is you can make the toppers ahead of time.) Make sure to let each color set before adding another color on top. When finished, pop the mold in the fridge for a few minutes to set.

They don’t look like much here, BUT…

Sweet Shapes Candy Mold

…When you turn them over, they’ll look as sweet as can be.

Sweet Shapes Candy Mold

I mean, look at that cute little bear with his perfectly pink paws. Oh my gosh.

I illustrated these shapes and it’s so fun to see them evolve from a two dimensional drawing on the computer to an adorable edible 3d version.

Sweet Shapes Candies

To remove the shapes, give the mold a little twist, then turn the mold over and let them release on to your counter. You can do this over a dishtowel also to help prevent any from breaking. If some don’t want to pop right out, then twist again and gently lift them out by the edge, one at a time.

Making cupcake toppers

To turn them into cupcake toppers, just dip a toothpick in more melted candy wafers and attach it to the back of each candy shape and let dry.

That’s it. Super easy.


I like placing these toppers on vanilla frosted cupcakes so the colorful candies really stand out.

Candy Cupcake Toppers

Leave them just like this or add a few pastel sprinkles around the edge of the cupcake to spruce them up a little more.

They’ll make the sweetest Valentine’s Day treat!


Below are the Bakerella for Make’n Mold products used in this post if you want to give them a go.

You can find them in stores at A.C. Moore Crafts.

Or, if there’s not a retail location in your area, you can also order online from Make’n Mold at the links below.


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19 comments on “Sweet Shapes Candy Cupcake Toppers”

  1. Can you share the vanilla cupcake? Or could provide guidance on how to alter your perfect vanilla cake into a cupcake recipe? Thanks, T By the way, your vanilla cake is now the birthday cake request in our house!

  2. I made these today and they are so fun! They’re adorable and I just love the molds, wafers, and the final result.

    I do have one question: Can you post the vanilla icing recipe you used for these? It looks SO good in these pictures!!!

  3. this is so cute, my little cute girl very like it…

  4. Have I ever told you that I think you are AMAZING?!? Cause I think it every time I visit here!

  5. These are wonderful! Love the spring time colors, too.

  6. You managed to get everything so precise! They look super cute as cupcake toppers

  7. these look so sweet!

  8. So adorable and great fun for the kids to enjoy helping too. xo

  9. Super toppers!

  10. I’ve always sought after that shape of cupcake. Curvy, with a sort of big top. What kind of cupcake pans, and liners do you use? Is there a certain way to get the cupcakes to that shape, or just a certain recipe?

  11. These are darling. It’s so cool to watch as this turned from a blog run by an amazing sweet funny lady to this incredible brand run by the same cute sweet funny lady and what I’m sure is an amazing team.

  12. Adorable! And it looks so easy to make.

  13. Your cup cake toppers are really cute! Thank you for sharing!

  14. I’m going to have to pick up this mold and the melts some time. I like the vibrance that other companies lack- I think my favorite color is sky blue. Quick question- are they kosher? =)

  15. These are really cute ! Is there a chance to get this molds in Europe?

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