The Wilton Method: How to Make Candy Filigree
All levels | 9 min 15 sec
How to Make Candy Filigree
Personalize your sweet treats with edible candy cake toppers. Stephanie from Wilton teaches you how to work with Candy Melts to create custom designs for year-round celebrations. She demonstrates two different ways to melt the candy, and then shows you how to make a monogrammed letter, a spider web, a snowflake, and two-toned fall leaves. These delicate toppers are all piped from a decorating bag and harden in the fridge in about 15 minutes. They are a great addition to the dessert table at Halloween, winter holidays, birthdays, and seasonal celebrations.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Decorating bag
  • Tip no. 3
  • Spatulas: rubber and angled
  • Candy Melts in color of your choice
  • Microwave
  • Microwave safe bowl
  • Parchment paper
  • Cake board or other hard, flat surface
  • Halloween Spider Webs:
  • Black Candy Melts
  • Fall Leaves:
  • Candy Melts in Dark Cocoa and Yellow
  • Toothpicks
  • Food safe paintbrush (optional)
  • Snowflakes:
  • White Candy Melts
  • Wilton White Cake Sparkles (optional)
Learn how to:
  • Prepare decorating bag and melt Candy Melts in a decorating bag in the microwave
  • Use a PDF pattern as a guide for creating candy filigree designs
  • Create a brushy multi-colored look using paintbrush, toothpick and multiple candy melt colors (leaf segment)
  • Add edible sparkle sprinkles to filigree (snowflake segment)
  • Remove filigree from hard surface and top treats
What you’ll get:
  • Learn how to work with candy melts by making edible candy cake toppers
  • Detailed supplies list and downloadable PDF pattern ($8 value)
  • Step-by-step expert instruction in the Wilton Method
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
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Annmarie Carey
Excellent ideas and seems like a great idea to add an extra touch.
January 10, 2023
Diane Knox
This class was very good!!
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Loved it!
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