HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Can you believe another year has gone by? Boy it goes so fast. I hope all of you had a wonderful and magical holiday season.
I have one last tutorial for you for this year. I realize I am probably posting too late for you to get the supplies and make these this year, but hopefully you will tuck this idea away in your files for next year.
Let's make these adorable chocolate party favors. They stand about 5.5 inches tall.
Gently melt the super white candy melts and tint it gray with oil based candy colors. Then fill both halves of the ice bucket mold. Pop them in the freezer for about 10-12 minutes until they easily release from the mold.
Here are the two sides.
You can see by looking at the half on the left that the mold has the chocolate coming up above the surface of the bucket. We have to carve some of that out with an exacto knife so that the bottle and ice can sit down in the bucket. You can see this was done on the half on the right.
Here are the two sides standing up for another angle showing how the halves need to be carved out.
Glue the two sides together with melted chocolate and smooth all the seems and imperfections with a knife and super clean (or gloved) fingers.
Now we break out the magic stuff. Silver luster dust dry dusted on top of gray chocolate (or fondant or gumpaste) will have a very realistic silver metallic look. (Make sure you buy an edible luster dust.)
Then melt and color more chocolate green. Mold and chill the bottle halves.
Pop them out when ready.
Again join the two halves and smooth them out.
Cut the bottle at the height you want it to stick out of the bucket, with a little slant on the bottom.
Spray the bottle with about 3 coats (drying in between) of edible lacquer to give it some subtle shine.
Edible icing sheets are used to make the labels, and candy foil to cover the stopper.
Glue the bottle in the bucket with more chocolate, and add rock candy for ice.
A photo for size reference.
These would make great table decorations. They would also be fabulous party favors if boxed in clear plastic boxes.
HERE IS TO 2012!
All of us here at SugarEd Productions wish you a prosperous and healthy year; filled with love and laughter and success. We sincerely thank you for your patronage, and look forward to serving you in 2012.