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Thanksgiving Pilgrim & Indian Cupcake Toppers

Poor Thanksgiving.
It seems to get forgotten in the mad rush to Christmas!

And Thanksgiving is such a wonderful holiday...
I love that we Americans dedicate a day to being thankful!
We gather our families together and focus on what is really important in life.

Remember the people who started it all?
To celebrate them, I used candy melts to make some cute
Pilgrim & Indian Cupcake Toppers.
 (I know we say "Native Americans" now. You may call these whatever you like!)

These toppers would be fun to make with your kids.
You can use my template to make the heads,
and let your little ones draw on some faces with frosting.
Then you can enjoy eating them together!

Start by copying or downloading this template:

  • Tape the template to a cookie sheet or piece of cardboard. Tape a sheet of wax paper over the template.
  • Heat your candy melts on 50% power in the microwave for 30 seconds, stir and repeat until melted and smooth.
  • To make the Indians skin color, I used peanut butter candy melts.
  • To make the Pilgrim skin color, I used white candy melts mixed with a tiny drop of yellow and a tiny drop of orange food coloring gel.
  • I used decorating bags fitted with Wilton #3 (small round) tips.

Want to know my secret weapon for getting straight lines and smooth edges
when working with candy melts?

First I fill in the outline without trying to reach the edge.
Then I use a toothpick to push the melted candy to the edge
and fill in any empty space or corners.
See before and after in the pics below:

 When your toppers are done, put them in the refrigerator to harden.
Then carefully peel them off the wax paper and turn them over.
Time to pipe on some faces!
You can use more candy melts or frosting.
Tip: A ziploc bag with the corner snipped off works well for little hands.

I want to say how thankful I am for all of you, my wonderful readers!
I love hearing from you and getting to share my cake obsession with you. :0)
You make this blog SO much fun for me!

Happy Thanksgiving! 

Would you like to see another fun tutorial using candy melts?
Check out my Autumn Leaves Cake!

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