Happy holiday peeps! I hope you are enjoying and loving it because I am! :D
I’m enjoying my holidays and had a very relaxing Sunday today with the family and some time to myself. I went to the groceries, bought home the chocolate and played with the chocolate moulding sets I got from 100 Yen shop long long time ago.
I got a strawberry patterned aluminum foil form the same shop too, and the items are only RM5 each. The moulding set came with these candy sticks too! Not a lot, but it came with a packet of 10-15 of them.
Usually people mould chocolate with baker’s chocolate which is usually unsweetened. Options are the dark and milk chocolate. It comes in big block with minimal package design available in most of the supermarkets and not in fancy packaged bars like the Cadbury I used in this case. I’m just using with ingredients I found in the refrigerator! Hahaha but this is not the right chocolate to use because it has a different texture and thickness that give different result at the end of the day. I will tell you why later.
The steps in making and moulding the chocolates are really really simple. That’s why I can make it! I can’t do complicated stuff. Lol. Firstly, melt the chocolate by using a glass bowl or anything that can go under the boiling heat. Place the bowl in the pot filled with 2-3 glasses of water (in the pot not in the bowl as shown above), then boil them. Make sure you stir the chocolate evenly so that the texture goes right. This melting process will take you less than 10 minutes.
Once the chocolate is completely melted, fill them in the mould. The rubber mould I bought allows me to skip a step of applying butter before the chocolate in order to ease the chocolate removal later.
Once you are done, quickly put on the sticks and place in it the freezer!
Have the chocolate frozen for at least 10-15 minutes. And here comes the important step. Take the chocolate out from the freezer after 10-15 minutes and apply another thin layer of chocolate on top of the filled ones. This step is to ensure you have a solid chocolate shell! You may repeat this step for 4-5 times but in my case, I didn’t do it since I’m using the wrong chocolate already. Hahaha.
Anyways, this is how easy I can remove the chocolate from the rubber mould without worrying if the chocolate would be destroyed.
The final product of bunny chocolate. The bubble/holes on the bunny surface is a result of not filling the mould evenly in the earlier steps. Blek…
The cat and the bear which are equally cute too! :3
The all of them! I actually planned to have them wrapped with the aluminum foil and made it a give t my love but because I used the wrong chocolate and skipped the step in creating a solid shell for the chocolate, they melted really quickly! T_T Couldn’t even wrapped them nicely. Sigh…
And in results, I ate all of them up myself. Hahahahahaha not wasted after all I guess. Took a lot of pictures of these cute little chocolate during the sunset too. Check my Instagram account! :D :D I’m gonna do this another time using the proper chocolate and steps!
But now, I’m more eager to try on something else before my holiday ends on Tuesday. I’m going to try colouring my hair with hair chalk! I hope it works and if it does, I’ll blog about it. So yeah, keep those fingers crossed for me! :D