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My girlfriend likes dinosaurs, and everybody loves chocolate... so why not combine both and make a nice gift for her!
It was christmas eve and I couldn't decide what to give her, when suddenly it hit me: chocolate dinosaurs, but I needed special items for it's manufacture. This is how I came up with this. Note that there are better ways for doing this, but if you are in a hurry and you can't go and buy silicone putty or stuff like that, this instructable could save you.

Yoy will need:
-Silicone gun
-Childrens modeling clay
-Regular food oil
-Plain chocolate, not filled or anything.
-Metal pan for the melting
 
 
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Step 1: Choose your chocolate shape

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She always draws this guy, and I thought it would look nice made out of chocolate.

Step 2: Make your shape's positive with modeling clay

Do this always having in mind that this will be made out of chocolate: Depending on the chocolate you chose, it could be more or less fragile, and if you put too much detail and easy-to-break parts on the positive, you will end up with a mess. The chocolate brand I chose produces a very soft and fragile chocolate (and... hush! it's very cheap too) but I didn't have much trouble with it anyway. I broke some dinosaur tails on the demolding process, but I put them back together easily aplying some molten chocolate as glue.

Step 3: Cover the positive and your working surface with food oil

This will help you on the demolding process. Your working surface must not stick to the silicone, or else you wont be able to recover your mold.

Step 4: Make hot silicone rain

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Thoroughly cover your clay shape with hoy silicone. Be fast, as it hardens fast. Don't let any holes on the mold. Depending on the shape size, you could be using a lot of silicone. Be ready with another silicone tube in case you run out.
Let it harden, and let it lower its temperature or else the clay will be too soft and messy.
M!key5 months ago

Great idea, but I would advise caution with those things. The glue sticks are not silicone and I'm not sure if they're food safe. You might want to check here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot-melt_adhesive

mexomagno (author)  M!key3 months ago

In that article, they explain that the hot melt adhesive is made from on base material with several additives. Somewhere in the same article, it also says that "Non-toxicity of both the base materials and additives and absence of odors is important for food packaging". That sounds good to me. I haven't made more research on the subject. If someone has something to say about this, please DO.

As for my experience, the dinosaurs turned out perfect (short term speaking).

fpérez136 months ago

La tremenda película.