Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Strawberry Sweethearts

The closer we get to Valentine's Day, the more chocolate dipped strawberries we'll find.

Dipped, dunked and decorated strawberries.

These yummy Wilton Strawberry Candy Melts are the perfect choice for dipping these beautifully red strawberries.

I guess you could say, they were made for each other!
To get started, you will need:
fresh strawberries, candy melts, small candy eyes, large conversation hearts, ready-made chocolate frosting, jumbo heart sprinkles, confetti sprinkles.
You will also need a star tip (i used wilton #32) for piping hair, a small round tip (i used wilton tip #3) for piping arms and noses, a decorator bag or baggie to fill with the frosting, and parchment paper.
Melt candy melts at 30 second intervals at 50% power in microwave, stirring each time until melted and smooth.

Dip two strawberries into melted candy and place on parchment paper with sides touching. 
 Attach the candy heart and hold in place until set. Attach candy eyes.
With a frosting filled bag fitted with a small round tip, pipe noses and arms.
Time to pipe the hair. Just two quick squeezes for each strawberry, and you're done!

The "sweet nothings" on my conversation hearts were off center and just not pretty, so I chose to turn them backwards. Then I photoshopped my own words onto the hearts.
Hope you all have the sweetest of Valentine's Days!

Keeping life sweet, Karen 😊