Saturday, November 6, 2010

Halloween Chocolate Making Adventures

Here are the chocolates I made for a Halloween party last weekend.

White chocolate vampire fangs

Milk chocolate skull and crossbones

Milk chocolate space invaders

For anyone interested in making their own chocolate shapes here are some quick instructions.

You will need:
- A double boiler or two bowls (one has to fit inside the other)
- Chocolate (used a white nestles cooking chocolate and Ikea milk chocolate)
- Chocolate colouring for funky colours
- Moulds (either speciality chocolate moulds or silicon ice cube trays)

1. Melt the chocolate using the double boiler. (Hot water in the bottom level and the chocolate in the top. Do not get water in the chocolate or it will go gluggy and gross).

2. If you are using white chocolate, once it is melted you can mix in the colouring.

3. Pour the melted chocolate into the mould.

4. Remove any air bubbles by gently tapping the mould (This is easier with a speciality chocolate mould as they are clear and you can see when there are no more bubbles).

5. Place in the fridge to set.

6. Once set carefully remove the chocolate from the moulds.

7. Eat

Tips:
If you are doing multiple colours (like the vampire fangs) it is a good idea to let each colour set before you add in the next one or they can mix together.

You can find numerous interesting silicon moulds these days. I found the space invaders at a home wares store, the fangs at Borders and the skulls at Mombasa.

-Ky

4 comments:

  1. They look really fang-tastic! Well done x

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  2. The invaders chocolates are so so cute! I'll bet they all went down well;

    Robyn Lee x

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