That's full circle destruction, intended for you to feel the power of the dark side.
Chocolate on Chocolate on Chocolate with Chocolate inside and Isomalt laser beams!
Death Star Mousse Bomb. Enjoy it, you will!
--------- Here is a cool fact about the Death Star ------------
Step 1: Stuff You Need
Black Powder Color
Clear Isomalt Sticks
White Candy Melts
Neon Green Food Coloring
Mousse and Pop Rocks if Desired
Toothpicks and Skewers as tools
Paint Brush only used for edibles
Silpat for melted sugar
Step 2: Make Your Mousse
Choose your recipe, or even get the pre-made stuff at the store, or you can get a jello mix probably. I had the ingredients, so it just cost less for me to experiment. ;)
If you don't want to make mousse bombs, you could even fill this candy ball with anything else you'd like. Maybe even a diamond ring.. hey? ;)
Step 3: Melt Your Melts
Mix enough to make both halves of your death star and follow the directions on the candy mold to get your domes ready. Tip - I would make extra domes because these things can be a b*tch to get out of the mold. I had to do chocolate repairs on mine.
Step 4: Make Your Beam Hole
Take one of your domes and start tracing with a sharp knife. Make your shape, and carve it out. Shred after shred, you will have made your beam hole.
JUST BEWARE - you don't want to carve through your entire dome and you don't want to crush it under the pressure. Use the force.
Step 5: Fillem Up
I filled one dome most of the way and I put some whipped cream on top of that. Then I dipped the other dome into some melted chocolate and used that as glue, to press it onto the full-bowl and seal the deal.
Pop that into the fridge to build some strength in the bond. Then pull it out and add some more chocolate to the seam because you want to make sure there are no holes, or openings. CAN'T HAVE A LEAK IN THE FORCE.
Then fridge again. :)
Step 6: Carve Your Seam
Take a sharp knife and carve the edges of that ugly seam that you made. Don't crush the ball, don't carve too much, don't puncture anything and be safe!
Once you have it carved down, use your fingers to smoothen it all out. Same thing - not too much pressure.
Step 7: Paint Your ..Ship
To get a darker color, I used the lighter color, let it harden, remelt and add more black powder.
Start at your seam and go up, then down, then flip it, do some more on the bottom, then flip it again and do more on the top until you're done.
Keep in mind that you have mousse in this sphere, so feel free to take a break here and there and put it in the fridge to relax.
I also took some long drips of chocolate and painted some tall lines inside the beam hole.
Step 8: Dotty Time!
Melt one white candy melt, get a toothpick and make a whole bunch of random dots on each of the grey squares/shapes.
Try to mix it up so the design flows and the white dots don't look mechanical.
Step 9: Make Your Lasers!
Once it's melted, add your color and let it sizzle, then mix it in really well. This was my 1st time using isomalt and when I added the color, I think it was way too hot and it seriously looked like a science project scene from the movies... POOF, and then hot splatters landed on me. lol. Scary sh*t. Once that's done, pour it onto the silpat in lines and try to make them straight.
Once they are cool, you can break them where you need to and make matching sizes to coordinate your laser.
Step 10: Install Your Doom
Take it a step further and get it to stick to chocolate!! wth? lol. I was really over thinking this. I had to take it back to basics.
I used a toothpick to make a small hole and I just set the lasers up against each other. BRILLIANT! or... "GENIUS!!" - As Chef Ron Ben Isreal would say. (I have a culinary crush on him.)