The Daily Mixer

Sewing Machine Chocolates May 09 2013, 0 Comments

Do you have a loved one with a love for sewing? These little chocolate sewing machines would be so cute wrapped in a little box tied with bakers twine, or topping a simple cake! For more detailed instructions check out our basic chocolate molding tutorial.

♥ Supplies
Light Blue Candy Melts
Sewing Kit Set Chocolate Mold
12" Disposable Decorating Bags
Black Edible Ink Pens
Red Heart Sprinkles
Classic Red Bakers Twine

♥ Layer Cake Shop


Glittering Hot Pink Chocolate Hearts May 07 2013, 1 Comment


We've  been wanting to give glittery chocolates a try so this week we went for it. First Lori tried brushing the chocolate mold with disco dust before filling with chocolate, but we weren't very excited by the results.  Lori then tried brushing the chocolate hearts with hot pink disco dust after molding, and that worked wonderfully!

These gilttery chocolate hearts would make some really gorgeous toppers for cupcakes, cakes, or even ice cream sundaes!

♥ Supplies
2" Plain Heart Chocolate Mold
Pink Candy Melts
Hot Pink Disco Dust
12" Disposable Decorating Bags

♥ Layer Cake Shop


Jadite Baking Chocolates May 03 2013, 0 Comments


We have a serious love for all things Jadite here at Layer Cake Shop.  If you're not familiar, its a beautiful milky mint green glass that many serving pieces, mixing bowls and vases were made from beginning in the 1930's.  Fire King popularized Jadite in the 1950's when it started producing a heat resistant line.

I've been wanting to try a chocolate Jadite muffin tin and spoon forever, and I'm so glad Lori was finally able to make it happen! I turned out so cute and when paired with mini chocolate cupcakes it makes the perfect little edible baking set!

♥ Supplies
Light Green Candy Melts
Peanut Butter Candy Melts
Baking Set Chocolate Mold
Mini Cupcake Chocolate Mold
12" Disposable Decorating Bags

♥ Layer Cake Shop


Peanut Butter Fawn May 02 2013, 1 Comment


Lori made this oh so sweet fawn this week, and I just love his simple details! She added the white spots to the inside of the mold before filling with peanut butter candy melts, and the eyes and nose using a brown edible ink marker.  Wouldn't this make a stunning cake topper!

This was Lori's first time making molded chocolates and as you can see she did an amazing job!  If you've ever hesitated giving chocolates a try go for it! For more details check out our Basic Chocolate Molding Tutorial.

♥ Supplies
Large Deer Chocolate Mold
Peanut Butter Candy Melts
White Candy Melts
Multiple Edible Ink Markers
12" Disposable Decorating Bags

♥ Layer Cake Shop


Chocolate Marshmallow Tulip Lollipops April 25 2013, 0 Comments


Ring in spring with super cute bright yellow chocolate marshmallow tulip lollipops! These were so easy to make and look pretty adorable!

1. Poke a small hole in the center of your mini tulip baking cups 2. Push regular size store bought marshmallows onto paper lollipop sticks. 3. Melt your yellow candy melts in a container so that the chocolate will be deep enough to cover the whole marshmallow in one dip. 4. Dip your marshmallows making sure that the whole marshmallow gets coated. 5. Tap the stick on the rim of your container to get rid of excess candy melt. 6. Poke your stick through a baking cup and push the baking cup up under the marshmallow. 7. Push into a block of white craft foam or cake pop holder to let dry. 8. Once dry, cut some little green paper leaves. We adhered them using glue dots.

♥Supplies
4-1/2" Paper Lollipop Sticks
Yellow Candy Melts
• Regular Size Marshmallows
Mini Tulip Baking Cups
• Green Paper
• Glue Dots

♥ Layer Cake Shop


Butterscotch Owl Pops September 28 2012, 1 Comment



Owls, butterscotch and autumn just seem to go together don't you think? Every autumn I get the urge to make things featuring woodland animals!

This is my first time working with butterscotch candy melts, new to our shop this year, and oh my.. they are so incredibly sweet and yummy! Perfect for these little owls! I found the butterscotch candy melts a bit stiffer when melted than others, so I would consider them much more ideal for molding rather than dipping.


I think my very favorite use for bakers twine is tying sweet bows on chocolate lollipops!

So adorable!

Follow our Basic Chocolate Molding Tutorial if you’re new to chocolate molding.

Tips: Roll the lollipop stick once in the mold to coat the whole top of the stick with chocolate, this makes the stick more secure. Get yourself more than one mold if you plan to make a lot, waiting for the chocolate to harden can become time consuming.

♥ Supply List

• Butterscotch Candy Melts
• Small Owl Lollipop Chocolate Mold
• White Paper Lollipop Sticks
• Disposable Decorating Bags
•  Cappuccino Brown Bakers Twine

♥ greta


Chocolate Mushroom Lollipops February 28 2012, 1 Comment


I've been dying to try this 3D mushroom mold and now I'm so glad I did!  They're a little happiness on a stick. I love how the mushrooms have such a mod feel to them when made in pretty bright colors and topped with a little royal icing flower.


Here they are without sticks, just as cute!

I filled some of the cavities to the top, and others not quite, to create mushrooms of varying heights. After letting the chocolate set for just a minute or two it was firm enough that I could just push the sticks right in and they stayed upright all by themselves. Then into the freezer they went.

After about 10 minutes in the freezer, this depends on how warm your chocolate was, they popped right out. I'm very pleased with how shiny they are!

I let the mushroom parts come to room temperature, then attached them together with a little melted chocolate and propped up on the edge of a cookie sheet to set. Top with a little royal icing flower using a dab of melted chocolate if desired. For more detailed chocolate molding tips check out our Basic Chocolate Molding Tutorial.

♥ Supply List
• 3D Mushroom Chocolate Mold
• Candy Melts
• Disposable Decorating Bags
• 4-1/2" Paper Lollipop Sticks
• Flower Power Icing Flowers

♥ greta


Chocolate Mustache Lollipops February 13 2012, 2 Comments


We make chocolate mustache lollipops often around here. They are just so fun that we never tire of them! They always seem to encourage giggles and silly mustached photos..

Today we made pink strawberry and dark chocolate mustache lollipops to share with our friends for Valentine's Day!


This is an easy peasy project that you can do with kiddos in an afternoon! Follow our Basic Chocolate Molding Tutorial if you're new to chocolate molding.

Tips: Roll the lollipop stick once in the mold to coat the whole top of the stick with chocolate, this makes the stick more secure. Get yourself more than one mold if you plan to make a lot, waiting for the chocolate to harden can become time consuming.

Supply List
• Candy Melts
• Flavoring Oil
• Mustache Lollipop Chocolate Mold
• 3-3/4" Paper Lollipop Sticks
• Disposable Decorating Bags
• 4-3/4" Cello Bags
• Twist Ties

♥ greta


Chocolate Kisses February 14 2011, 0 Comments

Happy Valentines Day everyone!  Here is a chocolate kisses project.. kisses from Layer Cake Shop to you!

Each little homemade chocolate wrapped up in foil feels like a little present!

To make your own chocolate kisses melt your Candy Melts, add a drop of Flavoring Oil, pour your melted Candy Melts into a Disposable Decorating Bag, and pipe into your Small Lips Chocolate Mold. Gently tap your mold on your counter to smooth the candy melt and bring any trapped air bubbles to the surface.  Place in the freezer for a few minutes until they pop right out when inverted.

For more detailed instructions check out our Basic Chocolate Molding Tutorial.

We thought these kisses looked adorable packaged in Hot Pink Glassine Lined Bakery Bags.

Supply List
• Milk Chocolate Candy Melts
• Flavoring Oil
• Small Lips Chocolate Mold
• Disposable Decorating Bags (1 for each color of candy melt)
• Red Foil Candy Wrappers
• Hot Pink Galssine Lined Bakery Bags


Chocolate Conversation Hearts February 10 2011, 1 Comment

Adorable, don't you think?  Classic conversation hearts, molded from chocolate, nestled in mini baking cups.  They look so happy!

To make your own chocolate conversation hearts melt your Candy Melts, add a drop of Flavoring Oil, pour your melted Candy Melts into a Disposable Decorating Bag, and pipe into your Conversation Hearts Chocolate Mold. Gently tap your mold on your counter to smooth the candy melt and bring any trapped air bubbles to the surface.  Place in the freezer for a few minutes until they pop right out when inverted.

To make pastel colored chocolate we used a ratio of 2/3 white candy melts to 1/3 colored candy melts.

For more detailed instructions check out our Basic Chocolate Molding Tutorial.

To package up for gift giving we used our new Clear Candy Boxes and Mini Baking Cups, tied up with vintage inspired Bakers Twine.

Supply List
• White Candy Melts
• Orange Candy Melts
• Yellow Candy Melts
• Green Candy Melts
• Light Blue Candy Melts
• Purple Candy Melts
• Conversation Heart Chocolate Mold
• Flavoring Oil
• Disposable Decorating Bags (1 for each color of candy melt)
• Clear Candy Boxes
• Mini Baking Cups
• Bakers Twine


Scallop Heart Chocolate Lollipops February 04 2011, 0 Comments

We cannot stand how cute these chocolate lollipops are! So incredibly easy to make and perfect for giving to all your loved ones for Valentine's Day.

The Love Scallop Heart Lollipop Mold is new to our shop for Valentine's Day this year and we are in love. The vintage look and the adorable scallops are to die for!

To make your own chocolate lollipops melt your Red Candy Melts, add a drop of Flavoring Oil, pour your melted candy melts into a Disposable Decorating Bag, and pipe into your Love Scallop Heart Lollipop Mold. Gently tap your mold on your counter to smooth the candy melt.  Add your Lollipop Sticks and place in the freezer for a few minutes until they pop right out when inverted.

For more detailed instructions check out our Basic Chocolate Molding Tutorial.

For an extra sweet presentation add a little bow of our new Airmail Bakers Twine.

We couldn't resist a bite.. YUM!

Supply List
• Love Scallop Heart Lollipop Mold
• Red Candy Melts
• Flavoring Oil
• Lollipop Sticks
• Disposable Decorating Bags
• Airmail Bakers Twine


Christmas Bark December 27 2010, 0 Comments

This year I tired something new for the holidays.. Candy Bark.  I was looking for something that Olive and I could do together.  Bark was the perfect project.  I spread the melted chocolate and she sprinkled.  We had a blast.

We made candy cane bark, which was my absolute favorite.

orange apricot bark..

and peanut butter bark.

They were all really yummy and a fun gift to give!

Candy Cane Bark Supply List
• Milk Chocolate Candy Melts
• White Candy Melts
• Red Candy Melts
• Peppermint Flavoring Oil
• 1 box of crushed candy canes

Orange Apricot Bark Supply List
• Milk Chocolate Candy Melts
• White Candy Melts
• Orange Candy Melts
• Orange Flavoring Oil
• 1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped

Peanut Butter Bark Supply List
• Milk Chocolate Candy Melts
• White Candy Melts
• 1/2 bag peanut butter chips
• 1 bag of small peanut butter cups, chopped

To make bark melt your Milk Chocolate Candy Melts just until melted, about 1 min, and spread on parchment paper.  Let cool.  Then mix your White Candy Melts with your PB chips, Red, or Orange Candy Melts.. 1 to 1 ratio.  Melt, add a couple drops of your flavoring oil, and spread over your milk chocolate.  Immediately sprinkle with your chopped candy or fruit.  Let cool.  Break up into pieces.

So easy, yummy and makes for a pretty gift any time of the year!


Blueberry Button Pops November 30 2010, 3 Comments

Yup.. its official.. we are in love with molding chocolates.  They are just so adorable!  The Button Lollipop Chocolate Mold is new to our shop and we couldn't resist giving it a try.

To make your own button pops melt your Light Blue Candy Melts, add a drop of Blueberry Flavoring Oil, pour your melted candy melts into a Disposable Decorating Bag, and pipe into your Button Lollipop Chocolate Mold.  Add your Lollipop Sticks and place in the freezer for a few minutes until they pop right out when inverted.

For more detailed instructions check out our Basic Chocolate Molding Tutorial.

We love this packaging idea for lollipops of all kinds.  Punch a hole on the bottom seam of our 1 oz Glassine Bakery Bags.

Insert the lollipop, fold over the top of the bag, and secure with tape.

Tie a cute little bow with Bakers Twine and give to someone lucky! Our Blueberry Bakery Labels would also be a cute addition!

Supply List
• Button Lollipop Chocolate Mold
• Light Blue Candy Melts
• Blueberry Flavoring Oil
• Lollipop Sticks
• Disposable Decorating Bags
• Glassine Bakery Bags 1oz
• Caribbean Blue Bakers Twine
• Cappuccino Brown Bakers Twine

• • Tomorrow • • Cherry Cutout Cookies • •


Happy Thanksgiving! November 25 2010, 0 Comments

Hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving filled with lots of yummy treats!  Kristen will be helping her local wing of the family eat some turkey and we are off to my mom's in Wisconsin.  We always make homemade lollipops on Thanksgiving.. can't wait!

We used our Tiny Letter Chocolate Mold, Orange Candy Melts, Yellow Candy Melts, Milk Chocolate Candy Melts, Orange Non-Pareils, and Yellow Non-Pareils to wish you a happy Thanksgiving!

• • Tomorrow • • Big Money Cookies • •


Orange Chocolate Owl Pops November 22 2010, 4 Comments

Aren't these chocolate owls just so cute and 1960's looking!  We are super happy with how they turned out.. its kitsch on a stick!

We didn't take any  "in process" pictures of these beauties because they were just so easy.  You just melt your Orange Candy Melts, add a drop of Orange Flavoring Oil, pour your melted candy melts into a Disposable Decorating Bag, and pipe into your Owl Lollipop Chocolate Mold.  Add your Lollipop Sticks and place in the freezer for a few minutes until they pop right out when inverted.

For more detailed instructions check out our Chocolate Mold Tutorial.

These owls would look great in any color, but we think this orange is just perfect for Thanksgiving!

Ooo.. they would probably be extra cute with a little Cappuccino Brown Bakers Twine bow tied around the stick!

These little owl friends make us smile!

Supply List
• Owl Lollipop Chocolate Mold
• Orange Candy Melts
• Orange Flavoring Oil
• Lollipop Sticks
• Disposable Decorating Bag

• • Tomorrow • • Autumn Bow Mini Cupcakes • •