Here's my recipe for delicious chocolate robots!
In this Instructable, I'll explain how to make ganache-filled chocolate goodies in the shape of everybody's favourite robot. Of course, you could make them in any shape you wanted, but I can't imagine why you wouldn't
want your chocolates to look like robots...
This should be a great home project for (supervised) kids and families, as all of the ingredients and materials are relatively safe (if used properly) and can be cheaply sourced without much difficulty. No specialist equipment is needed and you can make it all in your own kitchen during a single weekend. And did I mention that it involves a lot of chocolate?
I recommend reading my "how to sculpt chocolate"
Instructable before this one, as it uses a lot of the same principles.Health, Safety and Legality
This project uses Sculpey, a polymer clay that can be cured in a home oven. Sculpey contains some potentially harmful chemicals (phthalates), which is why it is not suitable for making crockery that will be used to serve food. In this project, Sculpey never comes in contact with food, but it does come in contact with a surface that is later used to form chocolate. My personal view is that any risk of the chocolate becoming contaminated with dangerous chemicals is negligible (and further mitigated by thorough washing of the silicone moulds). However, this is certainly a deviation from Sculpey's intended use and I cannot guarantee that inadvertent Sculpey exposure will not occur.
Please also choose your silicone carefully. Use food grade silicone, which is available in cartridges from plumbing supply stores. Don't ingest it, inhale it or inject it into any family pets.
Also, one of these ganache recipes contains alcohol and is best served only to non-teetotal adults.