Candy Sombreros

HOLA!  Hello everyone!  How are you on this fine Friday afternoon?

I am a happy camper … it’s Friday … I’m struggling with using my new computer and I made some candy for you :)

Candy Sombreros for your fiesta

Yesterday I made this little Cinco de Mayo treats and took photos.  Last night I spent a few hours trying to navigate my way thru editing photos … no success!  This morning I spent a few more hours … success, finally ;)  Now I just need to remember what I did, for next time!  This old dog is determined to learn a new trick or two.

We don’t really celebrate Cinco de Mayo … we just use it as an excuse to have chips, salsa and guacamole … maybe a margarita and candy sombrero!

This is another easy and quick project.  You will need …


  • Mini muffin pan/tin (any type will do)
  • Dots candy (fruit flavored gumdrops)
  • Colored candy melts (1 pound will make 24 hats)
  • Melted dark chocolate candy melts (2 ounces)
  • Sprinkles (candy confetti or sequins)


  1. Make the hat brims – spoon melted candy in mini muffin pan (just a spoonful), chill 5-10 minutes, pop out of pan (if they don’t come out easily, chill a few more minutes).
  2. Dip the flat side of Dot candy in melted candy and lay on top of the candy/chocolate brim, allow to sit and adhere to brim.
  3. Use the melted dark chocolate to draw a border around the brim and attach sprinkles (tweezers may come in handy).

Do you want to put your sombrero on a cupcake?  How about this …

I moustache you to do the hat dance

Simply draw moustaches on wax paper or parchment …


Start by making two dots of melted chocolate and use a toothpick to pull the chocolate to form a moustache.  Chill for a minute and remove from paper!

Candy Sombreros

My inspiration for this idea came from Lisa at Hoopla Palooza… she’s a crafty lady!

Here are a few more ideas from the past for your fiesta …

sweet nachos Nacho Cupcakes

Chicken Enchilada Cupcakes Savory Chicken Enchilada Cupcakes

Guacamole Cupcakes Guacamole Cupcakes

♦ For more great ideas … visit these fun parties




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26 Responses to Candy Sombreros

  1. Hola, Brenda. Como estas? Love your sombreros, Señora!

  2. Ellen says:

    Great creation and looks real easy peasy, as you would say,

  3. Brenda! while i was reading this i kept thinking “YAHOO! these are totally CUTE! she’s on the sombrero kick too!” and then i saw you mentioned me?!?! well i am totally doing the happy HAT DANCE over here! (just don’t look cuz it ain’t pretty) LOL! THANK YOU SOOO MUCH! oh and i LOVE the little mustaches :>D these are a must make, you young dog you! heehee

    • You deserve all the credit for making my brain work … if that’s what you want to call it ;) After I saw your creation, I started thinking about sombreros and then the moustaches happened! Thank you Lisa :)

  4. Hola, Como estas? Oh my goodness Brenda these are adorable. I especially love that last photo. I know what a huge task it is to do photo editing and then having a new computer makes everything more challenging.

  5. ColleenB. says:

    Cute, Adorable and how very clever.
    Enjoy your day and have a fun and fantastic weekend

  6. Your sombreros are so cute. I love that you used Dots for the top part of the hat. Clever and sweet.

  7. How adorable and creative !
    I really love this idea

  8. Jasmine says:

    These are just to fabulous for words! Great idea!!!

  9. BruCrew Life says:

    Those are so cute! I love them on top of the cupcake!!!

  10. Those are way too cute!

  11. Anna says:

    Love your idea! It says mini muffin pan, but these look about the size of a regular muffin pan. Are they smaller and the pictures are just bigger? Do you think this pan would work?

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