Molding Cordial Cups

If you're looking for something easy and elegant for desserts or party trays, here's a delicious idea. Serve candy shells filled with fruit, mousse or liqueur! We've made the candies shown here in the Cordial Cups Mold. The procedure is much like that for making filled candy—without sealing the top.

Steps:

Step 1: Pour Candy in Mold

Fill mold or pan 1/3 to 1/2 full with melted candy.

Step 2: Paint Mold

Using a decorator brush, paint the candy up the sides of each mold to the top edge. Coat mold so that no light can be seen through the shell.

Step 3: Chill & Unmold

Refrigerate until firm, about 5 minutes depending on the size of your mold or pan. Unmold.

Step 4: Fill Shell

Fill shell with your favorite fillings. Piped swirls of buttercream icing or chocolate mousse add a pretty touch to any party—use a decorating bag fitted with tip 21. To make swirls, hold the tip at a 90° angle to the shell and pipe a spiral of filling, beginning at the outer edge and working inward. Pull tip away. Candies made in the Cordial Cups Mold are also perfect for serving your favorite liqueurs.

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