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How to Make A Chocolate Mold at Home 

Sometimes, I just really want to make something for a specific baking project and don’t have the tools for it. I’ve been dying to make a Game of Thrones cupcake, because… who doesn’t? Amiright? Nothing makes me happier than violent fantasy fiction shows and chocolate.

 

I have molded candy with confectioners sugar before so it was just a matter of finding something that would work for chocolate. Well, I didn’t have to go through the trial and error of figuring it out with various ingredients since Hannah of Rise and Shine already did it. After several runs, it appears that flour works the best. I have provided  a link for the article at the end of this post, so make sure to check it out.

 

 

 

Tools and Ingredients for How to Make A Chocolate Mold at Home 

– Chocolate

– Flour

– Object you would like to mold (In this case, mini plastic sword picks)

– Deep baking pan

– Eye droppers (if casting a small object)

– Tape (if casting a small object)

-Small, soft and clean paintbrush

 

The first step for how to make a chocolate mold is to pack flour very tightly into a deep baking pan. You want deep sides, so a roasting pan or cake pan will work. Even if the object you are molding is small, the weight of a lot of flour makes it easier to work with (moves around less), so the deeper the better.

 

If you plan on making many chocolate shapes, a big pan is best. Then you can get more chocolate shapes in one run, rather than repeating steps over again.

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Make certain the flour is filled in to the top for easier maneuvering. Also, try to level it out as much as possible. You want even, leveled flour.
Select your object and carefully press it into flour. If it is a smaller or flat object, fold a piece of tape in half and use it to pick object up from flour. Since I wanted to make mini chocolate swords, these were a more challenging size to work with. The fact that the plastic sword party picks are flat created further challenge. In the photo above I used a folded piece of tape to pick the sword up from the flour.


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Sometimes the flour shifted when I picked it up. I would just delicately place plastic swords back into flour to touch up the shape.

 

The fewer details in your object, and the larger the object, the easier the mold will work for you. That being said, I was not concerned with retaining detail or perfection in these swords as I wanted a rustic and aged look.

 

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To save yourself a headache, when finished with a round of chocolate casting, wash out eye droppers sooner rather than later. Cleaning completely hardened chocolate is a pain in the tukhus.

 

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Allow to cool and harden. Use a paintbrush to clean flour off of chocolate.

 

Some of the flour will stick to the chocolate. Again, I preferred this look for my used and distressed chocolate swords, but you could always try rubbing a little corn syrup or using your finger.

 

I would say, that if you desire incredible detail, or don’t have a steady hand and want a small chocolate object, this technique on how to make a chocolate mold might be slightly challenging. If you aren’t pick about detail and perfection, then this is a great and CHEAP way to mold chocolate at home.

 

See how my swords came out?

Click here to see how I made Game of Thrones sword cupcakes.

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Don’t forget to check out Rise and Shine’s post for casting chocolate here!

 

How to Make A Chocolate Mold at Home
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Serves: 12
 
A cheap DIY solution for how to make a chocolate mold at home. Using simple kitchen ingredients and tools!
Ingredients
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  • Chocolate
  • Flour
  • Object you would like to mold
  • Deep baking pan
  • Eye droppers (if casting a small object)
  • Tape (if casting a small object)
  • Small soft paint brush
Instructions
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  2. Pack flour very tightly into a deep baking pan. Make certain the flour is filled in to the top for easier maneuvering.
  3. Select your object and carefully press it into flour. If it is a smaller or flat object, fold a piece of tape in half and use it to pick object up from flour.
  4. Melt chocolate and pour into flour cavities. Use an eye dropper for small details.
  5. Allow to cool and harden. Use a paintbrush to clean flour off of chocolate.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 100

 

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