Monday, March 3, 2014

Daffodil Candy Cups filled with Lemon Mousse

Daffodil Candy Cups with Lemon Mousse |

Will this winter ever end?

I am desperate to see daffodils and tulips pop up out of the ground. It's a sure sign that warm weather is on it's way. 

My sister hosted a "Think Spring" party recently and by some miracle the outside temperature rose to 62 degrees F that day. Sadly, the spring-like weather was pushed out by freezing temps and more snow and ice quickly thereafter, but it was perfect for her party.

She had her house filled with beautiful flowers and colorful decorations and had prepared a stunning display of food. I offered to bring dessert. I had been working on a St. Patrick's Day cake for my gig at Tablespoon, which I brought, but also wanted to make something that really reflected the party theme.

Daffodil Candy Cups filled with Lemon Mousse |

I had recently seen a cute daffodil paper craft on Mr. Printables.  Mr. P used paper to create the petals of the flower and cut an egg carton for the corona (cup.)

I recreated this spring-time craft using yellow Candy Melts and filled each Daffodil Candy Cup with Lemon Mousse which kept the dessert light and refreshing.

The ladies at the party got into the spirit and forgot all about the long winter for a while.

Spring dessert recipe

Daffodil Candy Cups filled with Lemon Mousse (makes 10-12)


2 - 12 ounce bags Wilton Yellow Candy Melts (or use white and color with yellow candy color)

1 ounces lemon curd
8 ounces Cool Whip

Supplies Needed:

Dessert Cup Chocolate Mold
Printable Daffodil petal template from Mr. Printable 
          (scroll down to the Mr. Printable tutorial until you see the downloadable template)
baking sheet lined with parchment paper
squeeze bottle, zip top bag, or a pastry bag
optional, large pastry bag fitted with a large star tip


daffodil candy recipe

Melt the yellow candy coating (see detailed melting instructions on my Chocolate Making Tips page.)

Spoon some candy coating into the candy cup chocolate molds. Use a spoon to spread the candy coating all around the mold, creating a nice shell. If the candy coating is thin, it will slide down the cup. Just push it back up until it stays put. Place in freezer for 5 minutes. 

Note: The number of Daffodil Candy Cups you will make using the Yellow Candy Melts will depend on how thick or thin you make the candy cups and petals. I'd start by making 12 cups. If you find you don't have enough candy coating to make 12 petal pieces, you can melt down a cup or two to use for the petals. I made 12 of these daffodils. 

daffodil candies

Remove from freezer and un-mold the candy cups.

daffodil candy ideas

Set the daffodil template on a baking sheet, cover it with a piece of parchment paper.

Pour the remaining yellow candy coating into a squeeze bottle (or use a zip top bag or pastry bag.) Pipe yellow candy coating over the daffodil petal templates. Freeze for 3-5 minutes. 

NOTE: You can attach the candy cups to the petals now, while the candy coating is wet. Or you can use some melted candy coating to attach them later. I actually didn't attach the cups to the petals because they were easier to transport that way. 

easy lemon mousse recipe

Super Easy Lemon Mousse Recipe:

Pour lemon curd into large bowl. Fold in Cool Whip.

Refrigerate the mousse until needed.

lemon candy recipe

Just before serving, spoon lemon mousse into large pastry bag that's been fitted with a star tip. Pipe swirls into the candy cups or just spoon it into the cups. 

I piped in the mousse at the beginning of the Think Spring party and the ladies enjoyed them for dessert a bit later in the evening. I had more mousse than I needed to fill my cups which I brought home to my husband. Everyone really enjoyed the refreshing spring-time dessert. 

spring dessert ideas
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  1. coming here is like Christmas with a gift that always pleases! these darling delicious daffodils are no exception! oops did i say Christmas? i meant ummm...Easter! we gotta start thinking spring right?! lol :)

    1. That's so sweet to hear. Yes, let's start thinking about Easter, a bright sunny warm holiday.

  2. these are so beautiful! Not sure if I should just look at them and ohhh ahhh or actually eat them, they are so pretty!

    1. Thanks! A few of the ladies and my sister's Think Spring party felt the exact same way:)

  3. Oh my, incredible cuteness and you know how I like CUTE! :)

  4. These are darling! I had given a Willy Wonka party and went another route with my edible flower cups but these would've have been perfect!! Next time. :)

    1. It's so funny, but my sister just wrote me an e-mail telling me I should make something like these for a Willy Wonka party! It was the first thing she thought of when she saw them at the party too!

  5. These are so fun and bright and happy. I also can't wait to for some color to start showing outside.

    1. Oh, me too! The snow is almost gone from the ground here, and I do hope that is the end of it.

  6. I love daffodils, and these are gorgeous--almost too pretty to eat! :)

  7. Oh my giddy aunt, these couldn't be any more lovely! So pretty and creative. YOu make it look really achievable too, thanks

  8. Wow. So many beautiful creations! The candy cups with lemon are my favorite!

    Thanks for sharing and linking it up with us over at Tell it To Me Tuesday!

    1. Thanks Sara. These were so fun to make and everyone at the party loved them.


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