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« on: September 10, 2012 12:12:09 PM »



Hi there!  This weekend I was busy making about 70 cupcakes for a baby shower!  Mmmmmm!  I thought I would share my method of making chocolate picks for the tops of cupcakes!  Its super easy to do!

To start, find whatever images you want to use for the top of the cupcakes and print them off to the size you want.  I copied my images from the internet into a Word document and sized them there.  The best way to find those filled in types of images on Google is to type in "silhouettes" or "vectors" along with whatever you looking for.

You will also need a big sheet of wax paper, as big as a cookie sheet.  This way you can put the designs into the fridge to harden the chocolate faster, if you so desire!



Next up is to melt your chocolate.  Put however much you want into a microwave safe bowl.  Start with a minute on 50% power or defrost.  Stir!  Then if more time is needed, put in at 50% power level or defrost again but at 30 second intervals, stirring in between. 

Pour the melted chocolate into an icing bag, or if you don't have one of those, into a freezer ziplock bag (they are thicker and easier to work with).  Cut the tip off.  Start small, and cut off more of the tip if you want a bigger stream of chocolate to come out. 



Squeeze out the chocolate tracing the design.  Add a stem to best place possible.  That is where you will shove it into the cupcake later!  Make sure your application of chocolate is even and thick, to make it more sturdy!  Let your chocolate harden and then stick 'em in your cupcakes!  Now you have a fun and edible cupcake topper!





The only one of these dinos I had troubles with breaking was the t-rex, for some odd reason.

Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2012 12:18:49 PM »

That is awesome!
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« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2012 12:22:53 PM »

this is awesome!
my son would die if I did something like this
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« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2012 12:40:48 PM »

  That is really neat! I would have never thought about making the pic part out of chocolate too! They look adorable!
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« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2012 01:35:58 PM »

These are super cute!  Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2012 02:31:52 PM »

What a great idea! I just featured this project and tutorial on Craftster's Facebook page. Thanks for sharing. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2012 02:33:51 PM »

Thanks everyone!  They truly are really fun and easy to make!  I've made butterflies this way, too!

What a great idea! I just featured this project and tutorial on Craftster's Facebook page. Thanks for sharing. Smiley
Aww, thanks Racky!
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« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2012 04:21:27 PM »

Bookmarked for future b-day parties! They look yummy!
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« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2012 09:17:51 PM »

Is that seriously GREEN chocolate, Jillybeans?
You crazy americans Grin but I think this is a fun idea and I would let out my inner carnivore when coming upon these Grin
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« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2012 11:35:47 AM »

Love your dinos. 

Thanks also for the instructions as I think I will use this idea in the future
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« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2012 09:20:08 PM »

i love the fact that the entire decoration is edible. no needs to remove half a dozen toothpicks before you eat it. great idea and awesome execution  Grin
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« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2012 10:55:54 PM »

great tutoril, thanks! Hm, dinosaur cupcakes, I want some!
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« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2012 02:49:24 AM »

Such a great idea! And they look great, too. ^^
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« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2012 04:14:11 PM »

I always just make random designs with chocolate.  I never thought to use a template.  Simply genius!
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« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2012 01:37:15 PM »

I love dinosaurs and I love cupcakes.. and I super love dinosaur cupcakes!!  This is such a good idea!

Thanks for sharing - I'll definitely file this away for later Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: October 22, 2012 07:53:50 PM »

I think that these are adorable, the next family party we have I am so making these.
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« Reply #17 on: January 15, 2013 05:25:08 AM »

Congratulations, jillybeans!
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« Reply #18 on: January 15, 2013 07:11:36 AM »

Awww thanks, racky!  Its such an honor!  <3
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« Reply #19 on: January 21, 2013 07:25:46 PM »

really wonderful cupcake, nice looking, i would like to try sometime, but it is a little hard for me.
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« Reply #20 on: June 11, 2013 02:10:30 AM »

I really like that . I will make it for my child birthday .
Thanks a lot .
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« Reply #21 on: July 12, 2013 06:18:08 AM »

Nice tute, I'll definitely try this. Thanks for sharing !
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