Thursday, September 29, 2011

Overcoming my fear of dipping in Chocolate

There are a great many things I feel skilled at, or at least comfortable with. Dipping in chocolate has never worked out for me - ever. I make things dipped in chocolate and never feel like they are presentable. Someone needs to come over and teach me the basics, please. My inability never stops me though, why if I mess up we just eat the evidence! When some giant sized marshmallows were left at my house this summer I had no choice but to dip them in chocolate, in a Halloween theme of course!

I grabbed a bag of Wilton's orange candy melts and microwaved them on the defrost mode for 3 minutes stirring every minute. They came out like thick frosting, so I pulled out my frosting spatula and went to town. First dipping the stick in the chocolate to help set it in the marshmallow then frosting all sides.

My original intent was to use the Wilton food coloring pens, but they didn't work on the chocolate coating. Instead I used black sparkle gel, which made a messier project for the kids.

These were undoubtedly a success and fun to do. Wrap in some cellophane with faces or not and you have a wonderful gift (even if you eat them yourself).

More projects to come!

1 comment:

  1. They turned out so cute! I feel the same way about chocolate. I never get that smooth look.