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Our DIY Wedding Revisited #5: Candy Airplanes for the Wedding Cake



In the spring of 2009, I “married” my husband three times! First we filed the legal paperwork to be married (it’s a very cut and dry ordeal in S. Korea), then we had a traditional Korean wedding ceremony, and lastly, we had a wedding reception in California. This series is dedicated to the last event, which was truly my DIY masterpiece. Nearly every aspect of our travel-themed wedding was a DIY project that I poured my heart into. With my fourth wedding anniversary around the corner, I’m feeling full of love and generosity! I hope you enjoy this series of DIY wedding projects!

Today’s project: Handmade Candy Airplane Decorations for a Travel Themed Wedding Cake

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DIY Wedding Cake decor: Handmade candy airplanes


For our wedding, we offered 3 types of desserts (cheesecake, chocolate cake and mango cake) that were each topped with candy airplanes we handmade.

We used Wilton candy melts in white, yellow and green.  First, we melted the candy in the microwaved, and then Yoongu expertly poured candy into these great airplane candy molds I had purchased from a candy store in Glendale.

He then had to shake the mold to get out the airbubbles, and make the bottoms smooth:

Then these guys went into the fridge for about five minutes to set, and then I popped them out of the molds.

Next, I dipped each plane in either light green or light yellow melted candy to decorate the tip of each plane.   I had to place the planes upside down to make sure the tips didn’t stick to the wax paper:

Here was our fleet of candy airplanes ready to be delivered to our baker!

We made enough airplanes to top each guest’s dessert, and to decorate our wedding cake.  Our baker did a great job incorporating all the elements I asked for: our candy airplanes, our handmade cake topper, our wedding flowers (alstroemeria) and lily grass.  She even made sure the flowers and lily grass were in multiples of 7 to ensure extra “blessings” and good luck!