Add colorful designs to your fudge, chocolate, or meringues in one easy step. Today I’ll show you how to Decorate White Chocolate Fudge with Sugar Stamps for Valentine’s Day or any day.
I am so excited to share this new candy making technique with you.
Isn’t this fudge pretty?
Would you believe, I melted white chocolate and sweetened condensed milk together, poured it into a pan that was lined with a sheet printed with edible ink, allowed it to harden, cut it, and got this beautiful fudge?
It’s that easy.
To get the designs onto the fudge, I used a new product called Sugar Stamps.
Sugar Stamps are made of sugar and starch and were originally designed to decorate meringue cookies.
They require gentle heat to melt enough to adhere to the cookies and Dotty from Sugar Dot Cookies, who distributes the Sugar Stamps in the United States, has been experimenting with other uses and found that they work great on chocolate or candy melts too.
When Dotty sent me some Sugar Stamp sheets to try, I did some experimenting on my own. I figured if they stuck to chocolate they might stick to fudge, as well.
Each sheet has the design printed on a piece of acetate. The warmth of the fudge is just enough to melt the design onto the surface of the candy. When the fudge cools the acetate can be peeled away leaving only the design.
The printed design is so thin that if you were blindfolded and given a piece of the fudge, you’d never detect anything other than the delicious sweet candy.
To add the pretty decorations to a batch of fudge, all you have to do is cut the sheet to fit inside an 8 inch square pan. I like to line my pan with non-stick tin foil for easy removal.
Combine white chocolate with sweetened condensed milk and melt the two together then pour it over the Sugar Stamp.
Cover the fudge with plastic wrap and allow it to cool and harden for about two hours. You can speed up the process by popping it in the freezer or refrigerator.
Remove the fudge from the pan and peel off the acetate sheet.
Cut around the edge of the fudge, removing any fudge that doesn’t have a design on top then cut the fudge into squares.
You can choose from a selection of Sugar Stamp designs. Some, like the one pictured above, are printed in a grid pattern, which makes cutting the fudge into squares really easy.
I used Wilton’s Sugar Cookie Candy Melts to make this batch of fudge then added some Valentine’s Day nonpareils to give it even more color.
You can see the flecks of color throughout the fudge.
You’ll also notice those same flecks show through the design on top of the fudge.
I tried to add designs to dark chocolate fudge, but the fudge was too dark for the design to really show through, so I suggest you stick to white chocolate fudge or something light in color.
At the present time, Sugar Stamps are available in 14 different designs including some for Valentine’s Day, baby showers and weddings. There are even designs that would be nice for Mother’s Day, birthdays, and a kid’s party.
You can get them at SugarDotCookies.com.
I created this fudge using Sugar Sheets that were sent to me to test out and I am excited to share my experience with you.
- 1 Sugar Stamp Sheet
- 24 ounce white chocolate or white candy melts, finely chopped
- 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
- Line an 8 inch square pan with non-stick tin foil or parchment paper.
- Cut Sugar Stamp sheet to fit in bottom of pan.
- Stir together finely chopped white chocolate and sweetened condensed milk.
- Heat in microwave on high power for 45 seconds.
- Remove and stir, then let sit for 2 minutes.
- Stir again then place back in the microwave and heat for 20 seconds.
- Allow the bowl to sit in the microwave for 3 minutes then remove and stir slowly until melted.
- If needed, heat for 10 second increments, stirring after each until melted.
- Pour into prepared pan and smooth into an even layer.
- Cover with plastic wrap and let cool for 2 hours or refrigerate or freeze until firm.
- Remove fudge from pan and peel off tin foil then peel off acetate from the sugar stamp.
- Cut into squares and serve.
This Valentine’s Day you might also like to make these other festive fudge hearts.