Searching for that perfect, unique, one-of-a-kind gift?
Give yourself -- in chocolate!
Using body-safe silicone and chocolate, you can reproduce whatever strikes your fancy for your loved one to nibble on anytime. It's a work of art that's meant to be enjoyed!
The mold you make with this method can be used to cast any variety of materials.
This would also be a great way to commemorate an expecting mother's pregnant belly!
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Step 1: Materials
- Two trustworthy assistants - one to smear and one to photograph. You may decide you only want the one.
- 2 qt. Dermasil - SR1100 Silicone RTV material that can be brushed directly onto the skin
I promise to report if I poison anyone with the chocolate from this mold.
- Petroleum jelly
- Plaster bandages
- Chip brushes
- Disposable mixing cups in two different sizes
- Chocolate - best to use baking chocolate, rather than chocolate chips. After some testing, I discovered the taste and texture of remelt baker's chocolate to be FAR superior to that of chips.
- Double boiler or two pans
Step 2: Prepare Silicone
Since it has about a 15 minute pot life, it's best to prepare smaller sized-batches to be used as you need them, if you are casting a large area.
Use small cups to measure out even amounts of each of the parts.
Line these up near larger mixing cups with stirrers and brushes nearby.
Step 3: Prepare skin
This will allow the silicone to pull away easily from the skin once set.
Make sure to pay SPECIAL attention to any areas with hair. Even tiny, almost invisible hairs. You will be surprised how many of these you have.
Step 4: Mix Silicone
Stir with mixing stick until the substance is an even color - no streaks!