How-to Make Candy Stars for Cupcakes

Place decorator sugar in a small shallow bowl; stir in miniature dragees if desired. (Dragees are not edible and are for decorative use only.) Roll top edge of each cupcake in sugar to form a decorative rim. Set aside.

Crush candies in desired color to yield about 1 cup. Place in a foil-lined 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan, spreading candy to about 1/4-in. thickness. Bake at 350° for 3-5 minutes or until melted. Meanwhile, coat 6-8 star-shaped cookie cutters with cooking spray.

Remove pan from the oven; press prepared cutters into melted candy. Cool. Remove cutters just before candy is set. (Reheat scraps in the oven if desired.)

Add frosting to a small resealable plastic bag; cut a small hole in the corner. Pipe frosting around edges of stars; top with decorator sugars and miniature dragees as desired. Press stars onto top of cupcakes; secure with additional frosting if needed.

How to goes with RMS#44196 Winter Fantasy Star Cupcakes.