How to Make Candy Corn Buttons

Happy Monday friends! I am excited to be celebrating a Handmade Monday with Laura, from Pink Cake Plate.

I first met Laura a little over two years ago in Arizona – what a great person. She’s super giving and such a fun member of our community. When she contacted me about sharing her candy corn buttons recipe tutorial on SNAP! I was elated.

Take it away Laura…

How to Make Candy Corn Buttons

Hi Snapsters!!! I am so excited to be here and share with you a fun and cute Halloween treat that is easy to make!

Do you remember the nostalgic candy buttons? You can still find them, I just happened to see them at Michaels…

How would you like to make your own? This recipe is really easy and fun! You can also change the colors for just about any other occasion or holiday!!

Are you ready to get started?

I used Martha Stewart’s recipe and instructions which you can find HERE.

I made a few changes…

I used plastic squirt bottles instead of plastic bags this worked great! If you don’t have bottles then go with the plastic bags.

First you will want to make your royal icing. TIP: make sure it is not too thick so it will flow easily to form the buttons!

I used Martha’s template to create my own in the shape of the classic candy corn! I also made some in the traditional strips!

Take Wax Paper and place over the template – make sure the shiny side is down. Use tape to keep the was paper secure.

Next, take your frosting and start making your “buttons”!

This recipe makes a lot of buttons!! These would be great for Halloween treats for your friends and family.

Here are the buttons in the traditional “Candy Corn” triangle shape…

Aren’t these buttons adorable?

Thank you so much Tauni for having me here today! I can’t wait for SNAP 2013!! See you then!!

Thanks so much for sharing Laura! Don’t miss some of Laura’s other fun fall projects…

Fall Snack

Salty Sweet Harvest Snack Mix Recipe

Halloween Apothecary Jars

DIY Halloween Owl Apothecary Jars

DIY Lace Pumpkins

Lace Pumpkins

Candy Bar Cake

Halloween Candy Bar Cake

Tauni is a former public relations executive who spent 12+ years handling communications and events for an array of clients, from the NBA and Olympics to numerous high ranking politicians. Today, she handles social media for a local agency and hosts SNAP!, an annual social media conference for bloggers focused on entertaining, craft and home DIY.


  1. What a great tutorial! I remember those candy dots as a child, but what I love about this recipe is 1) it’s homemade vs store-bought; and 2) you can adapt this by changing the colors for any special occasion! Definitely pinning this one!

  2. Love Laura! Pinned these in my “Candy Corn-y” Pinterest board!

  3. These are so fun!! Thanks for sharing Laura. I have fond memories of candy buttons from my childhood. My kids would love these. I’ll have to add it to the list of activities to do soon.

  4. Oh my gosh, those are so cute and I absolutely LOVE the candy bar cake!

  5. Oh man you all are too sweet!! I am so glad these little candy buttons bring back such fun memories!! Thank you for the kind words!! And Thank you Tauni for letting me share!!!


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