Make Your Own Candy Clay
We love using our Candy Wafers to craft delicious treat sensations that both taste great and look visually stunning. Our cupcake toppers and candy molds offer a great way to create candy finishes for your baked goods. Today, we’re going to share a fascinating new way to create even more elaborate sweet designs with our Candy Clay recipe!
The simple combination of corn syrup and our Candy Wafers makes a pliable fondant-style thick candy that can be formed by hand into rose petals, interesting beads, butterflies or whatever shape you want to adorn the tops of your baked goods. To make Candy Clay, all you need is the following:
- 8 oz. Make’n Mold® Candy Wafers – Any Color/Flavor
- ¼ cup light corn syrup
Pour the Candy Wafers into a microwave-safe bowl and melt them down; the microwave instructions for melting candy is printed right on the bag. Remove the bowl and stir in the light corn syrup. You could also add some candy flavoring, like caramel or anise. A ball will begin to form, which is wrapped in plastic cling film and set in the fridge for an hour to chill.
Once the candy has set, it’s time to take it out and let your imagination run wild! Start by grabbing a tiny portion of the ball of clay and working it around in your hands. As the candy clay warms up, it will become even easier to work into fantastic shapes and designs.
We use this creamy candy layering on top of our cupcakes in a bunch of ways. Candy clay makes a much thicker topper than many icings, giving your family a real treat to bite into. We like taking a rolling pin to a pile of candy clay and using cookie cutters to make quick design toppers. You can also take a paring knife and carve up the top of a tiny bead of clay and make a rosebud tip with unfolding petals.
You’ll also love how easy it is to use candy clay with our candy molding supplies. You don’t need to melt anything down, just press a small amount of clay into a mold and remove it. You may need to warm the candy up in your hands first, but this is an easy trick for using up the rest of your clay.
Check out this Make’n Mold recipe for Sweet Chocolate Cherries.