These cupcakes were made for a stained glass artist.
I wanted to include the stained glass theme in an edible, artistic and simple way.
I made some plain chocolate cupcakes and piped them with vanilla butter cream icing. Then I crushed jolly rancher candies.
I then spooned the crushed candy onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
I tried a few different patterns….
….and stripes with a mixture of colours at the bottom.
No matter which pattern you choose, don’t leave any spaces between the candies or any layers too thin.
I popped the cookie sheets in the oven at 350 for about 5 minutes. When they came out they looked like this:
Then I swirled the candy together with a toothpick while the candy was still warm.
They both turned out to be really beautiful and resembling stained glass. The second one had a tie-dye feel.
I let the candy cool and harden then broke it into shards of “glass” with my hands.
I stuck each shard of “glass” upright in the cupcake icing.
I used silver cupcake cups to resemble the lead that goes between the glass pieces in stained glass artwork.
Each cupcake was unique!
These were a fairly easy cupcake that had a great overall effect!