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Saturday, April 15, 2017

An antique chocolate mold and a batch of chocolate bunnies.

Many years ago I picked up a delightful
chocolate bunny mold.  We were wandering among dealers at a flea market in Florida with hopes of finding something interesting enough to purchase but small enough to bring back to New England on the plane.  I spotted the bunny mold but the price was $50.  A little bartering and it was mine for $20.
It's been packed away for several years but couldn't resist using it this year. I carefully washed and dried the mold.  This was honestly the first time I tried this but the mold looked old enough to need some tender loving care.  A little searching and I found chocolate wafers for candy making at a local craft store.  Using a double boiler, I stirred the chocolate until smooth.
Ready for chocolate.
The clamp system may seem a little overdone, but I wanted to be careful not to let any chocolate seep out.  My husband generously offered a couple of "c" clamps and his vice grips for this one, but I think I'll look for mold specific clamps before next year!  I filled the mold to the top and let cool overnight.  I did not put it in the refrigerator as I didn't want the chocolate to cool down quite so fast.  As it is, the chocolate in the ears is a bit discolored.  My guess is because it is a rather small space that received the chocolate first; thus cooling too fast.

Just about 24 hours later, we undid the mold and it worked!  The bunny popped right out.
Exactly what I was hoping for.  It was easy to shave the excess off the bottom.
With only one mold, it took several days for several bunnies!

Yes, I could have mixed my own icing for the eyes, but time was of the essence and this blue icing was the exact color I was looking for.
The "eyes" needed a bit of time to harden before wrapping.
A cute ribbon and they were done!
Wrap in cellophane and tie with a pretty ribbon!

Happy Easter from
The Old Granite Step!

1 comment:

  1. I absolutely adore your blog--keep the posts coming!