Sunday, March 17, 2013

Modeling Magic

So I received the molds that my mother and I ordered off of Etsy.  They are really cute.  However, I will state for the record that it PAYS to read the entire listing!!!!  I thought that the molds would have three cavities that would be about 1 inch by 1 1/2 inches.  Had a read the description all the way through I would have known that the cavities were about the size of my thumbprint. 

The molds that we ordered

I think that by sticking the molds in the freezer we can definitely speed up the process. With making nine at a time I think we will be fine with 5 or 6 rounds and if we rotate them I should be able to get the finished in about an hour maybe two. I think this will actually help make my workload for this shower a little lighter. I was starting to get a little overwhelmed at making a full-size cake because I am a perfectionist when it come to decorating. 

Painting the white details of the cameo with a fine paintbrush
  So I made about 125 little chocolates. It took longer than I expected, but except for the first couple they turned out very well. I took a little while to get into a rhythm, but once I did I made fairly quick progress.  Each mold had to be hand painted with the white candy melts. 

My work setup
 I set up in my kitchen  with a tv tray, a chair and my laptop of course so that I could "watch" movies while I worked.  I kept a pot boiling on he stove to help keep the candy melts melted.   I also made use of my reusable hot pack.  It was a great idea because it was just the right temperature to keep the candy melts melted without overcooking them.  I could leave my bowl of white to paint from and my bag of blue on top of the hot pack.  It did a wonderful job of keepin the candy just warm enough to flow without becoming clumpy. 

It definitely was more work to get these done than I expected.  It required 2 sessions, one was six hours the other was five hours.  Not that my sister isn't totally worth the time, but I do have a family, and they like to get some time too.  So I am glad that these candies are finished.  

The finished product

Next on the list is making soaps from the same pattern.  So next weeks post will be "soapy."  Now to figure out how to use this tiny mold for soap.  Now on to the next stop on the journey.


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