Sugary Type: How To Make Candy Monogram Cake Toppers

candy melts monogram DIY - coco cake land

Guys. You must know by now how wild I am about typography and getting some cute letter-action on cakes! Well my mind has been blown because I am mega excited about this awesome technique: using candy melts and this very rad flexible silicone alphabet mold to make cool looking monogram cake toppers.

candy melts monogram DIY - coco cake land

You Will Need:

  • 1 silicone alphabet letter mold
  • 1 package of candy melts – I used Yolli candy melts in this cute baby blue colour!
  • A double boiler, or a pot of hot water and a heat proof bowl set on top
  • A large spatula or wooden spoon
  • An offset metal spatula or butter knife
  • A frosted buttercream cake ready to party!

yolli candy melts

I’ve only used candy melts two other times in my life, to attempt to make cake pops when they first busted onto the scene via Bakerella. I pretty much sucked at cake pop making (and I much preferred the vintage look of cupcakes!) so I really didn’t get into the craze. However, now that I have this alphabet mold, things are about to get a whole lot more candy-melty! I can’t wait to try it with chocolate, too. Oh shnikey.

yolli alphabet silicone mold

Here is the silicone mold I used for this! What I like about this is the size of the letters, and the font! Bold and CAPS, perfect for a modern monogram!

yolli candy melts with alphabet silicone mold

Melt your candy melts according to the package instructions using a double boiler or a pot of hot water with a heat-proof bowl set on top. You want the candy melted and stirred until smooth. Once melted and still warm, add a few tiny drops of vegetable oil and mix in, which will help it along.

candy mold monogram DIY - coco cake land

While the melty candy soup is still warm, use a spoon or spatula to fill letters you want to use. Use an excess amount of melts here; pat it down gently with the spoon to get rid of any pesky air bubbles. You can also use a toothpick to prick away any air bubbles.

monogram candy melts

Once you’re sure you’ve filled the whole letter, use your offset spatula to scrape the excess back into the candy melt bowl, while also flattening the letters out smooth. Then, place the mold in the refrigerator for the candy to set up. It doesn’t take very long – I had it in there for 20 minutes and it had hardened perfectly! Gently but firmly pop your letters out of the mold – they will come out very easily because the silicone is very flexible! I didn’t have any fears of breaking the letters – they came out thick and durable.

candy melts monogram DIY - coco cake land

Nestle your hardened candy melt monogram letter into your cake! Of course, you can spell anything you like – HBD, YAY, PARTY ZONE… there’s even a Numbers + Symbols mold so you could also do a wedding cake topper with L + R as an example… :)

candy melts monogram DIY - coco cake land

candy melts monogram DIY - coco cake land

Yes, yes and yes! I can’t wait to make more adorable candy letters! Hope you enjoyed this monogrammy fun tutorial! What’s your favourite way to get lettering on a cake? xo Lyndsay

This post is sponsored by Yolli, where you can find awesome candy melts, chocolate, silicone molds and confectionary/cake decorating products. 

17 Responses to “Sugary Type: How To Make Candy Monogram Cake Toppers”

  1. Baby June

    Oh my gosh that is so pretty! I’ll have to use this next time I make a birthday cake.

    Reply
    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      thanks so much, june! it’s such a fun and easy way to make a letter – plus i love the font! ^__^

  2. antonella

    This is so pretty! Thanks Lindsay!

    Reply
    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      hooray! thanks so much, antonella! truly in LOVE with the products!

  3. Lindsey

    this is such an awesome idea, lyndsay! totally in love with it! i used to teach preschool, so i totally geek out on crafty things that have to do with the alphabet!

    Reply
    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      omg that is so cute – preschool teacher! i used to teach art to 6-12 year olds… i loved it! ooh an ABC cake to celebrate the end of the school year would be adorable… :)

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  5. Tan of Squirrelly Minds

    My gosh that is so simple and adorable. I love it!

    Reply
    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      thanks so much, tan!! so many usages, i am so excited!

  6. Risa

    I love the look a sleek silicone mold offers. Very polished and classy decorations but still fun as heck!!

    Reply
    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      thank you SO much, risa! yes, fun indeed! xo

  7. Nicole Underwood

    Such a “Sweet” idea! I love your little cakes!!

    Reply
    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      heehee! thank you, nicole! ^__^

  8. Lindy

    Awesome! I love it! I did something similar recently with sugar candy and cookie cutters. It turned out so awesome and was way easier than I anticipated! I’ll definitely have to try letters next! http://craftedbylindy.com/2014/03/27/how-to-mold-sugar-candy-using-cookie-cutters/

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    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      lindy!! wow i love the cookie cutter idea – how brilliant! going to check it out now… thank you!

  9. kelly pollard

    wow, just stumbled on your blog. love it!! can’t wait to try some of your recipes and tricks out!

    Reply
    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      hi kelly! glad you found me – thanks so much for your comment, have fun decorating! ^__^

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