Using chocolate molds chocolate mold is a very simple process and can be fun too! Candy molds are available in a variety of shapes and themes and can be found at your local craft store or online shops. You also need to use melting wafers such as Merckens chocolate cookies, which are very easy to use and requires no soaking.
Select the desired mold and make sure they are clean and dry. Dig your bag lollipop sticks if you use the molds needed. Get a two cup glass measuring cups and fill platelets melting. We tested several brands of fusion platelets and find that Merckens chocolate wafers are by far the best tasting cakes. You can find much cheaper cakes for your local craft store, but, in our opinion, have a waxy taste. As the old saying goes, you get what you pay for. Place the glass measuring cup (containing platelets) in the microwave for one minute. Take them out and mix. Now microwave at 30 second intervals stirring in between, until melted. Do not heat or chocolate will seize up, get a grainy texture and smoky flavor.
the Chocolate Mold can be poured directly from the measuring cup,
spoon, or is injected from a pressure bottle to fill the mold. Better a little less filling the mold instead of filling. Overfilling the mold makes the chocolate to set and the sides and creating a lip around the edge of the finished part.
Once the mold is full, tap on the counter to release any air bubbles that may be trapped inside. You will be able to see air bubbles release. Press the mold until all seem to be in freedom. The lack of this step will create what appears to be holes or cavities in the surface of the chocolate. At this point, it can add the lollipop sticks, if necessary.
Put the filled mold in the freezer for 5-10 minutes or until hardened. The residence time in the freezer may vary depending on the size of the mold cavities. Basically, you want to leave in the freezer, when needed to heal. Do not leave too long or the chocolate really can freeze. Besides, you do not want condensation to build because it will create a sticky and a piece of candy opaque.
Once the chocolate has hardened remove mold from the freezer and invert onto a plate or cookie sheet. Parts should appear in the output. If everything is stuck in the mold and press gently on the counter to release. If you really are stuck, re-evaluate if the chocolate has hardened into fact. You may have to put them in the freezer for a few minutes. If you work with a bowl, you may need some force in the mold release.
Let the pieces back to room temperature before packaging.
For a more detailed finished product, the details can be painted with different colors mold before pouring the chocolate. Using a regular brush will be more than enough to do the job. Allow to harden in the freezer each color after each application before using a different color. I suggest mastering the basics before venturing on this path.
Chocolate molding can be a lot of fun and I have not met a person who does not like chocolate! Make your own gifts, party favors and more with candy molds. Kids love to help in the process. Ensure additional melt chocolate because miraculously disappear if you have kids!