Intro: Candy IPhone
Have you ever wanted to eat a phone? Here's a way you can fulfill your dreams :)
This candy iPhone is a super fun dessert to make! It also makes the perfect gift for any child who's been begging for an iPhone ;)
Step 1: What You Will Need:
- white and/or black candy melts (Make sure to use these instead of white/dark chocolate because the colors are much better than slightly cream-colored white chocolate or brownish dark chocolate.)
- phone cases made of a flexible material (like silicone or rubber)
- soft, chewy candies in multiples colors (ie Airheads, Starbursts, Tootsie Rolls)
Step 2: Preparing the Mold
To shape the candy phones, you will need some silicone phone cases. You'll want to make sure the case is flexible so it'll be easy to pop the candy phones out.
Wash the cases with warm soapy water (especially if they've been used before) and dry well.
Cover the outside of the case with plastic wrap to make ensure that no chocolate spills out.
Step 3: Fill With Chocolate
To measure how much chocolate you'll need to melt, place the candy melt wafers into your molds and spread them out so they roughly fill it up. Place these candy melts into a bowl and microwave on high in 30 second intervals until the chocolate is smooth.
Carefully pour the chocolate into the molds and smooth the top with a spatula. Then, drop the filled mold onto a hard surface a couple of times to get rid of any air bubbles. I usually throw it downwards from about 4-5 inches above a granite counter top. You'll be able to see the bubbles emerge at the surface of the chocolate.
Set the filled molds into the fridge to harden.
Step 4: Make the Apps
Begin by unwrapping the candies you will be using to create the apps for your phone. With a small rolling pin (or just your hands for convenience), smooth out the candy so it's an even thickness. Then cut the candy into small squares. (Mine are about 5/8 inch each, but you could make them smaller or bigger depending on what you like.)
Once you have your blank apps, decorate them with some of the remaining candy pieces. I made some of the more simple apps like the Weather, Game Center, and Messenger, but if you've got more nimble fingers, you could definitely try to make some more elaborately decorated apps.
Step 5: Getting Your Phone Ready
When the chocolate has completely hardened, remove the chocolate phones from the fridge. Carefully remove the chocolate from the molds to reveal your completed phone bases!
You'll probably need to clean up some of the edges and the surface of your phone with small pairing knife. I also found that the bottom (side with the camera indent) was much smoother than the top of my phone, so i decided to scrape off the camera indent that was created and used this side as the top of my phone.
To create the front facing camera and microphone, speaker, and home button, take a toothpick and carefully etch these shapes into their respective places on the face of the iPhone. If the chocolate begins to melt while you're working on it, stick it back in the fridge for a couple minutes before continuing.
Step 6: Download the Apps to Your Phone
When you're finished making your apps and cleaning up your phone, you're ready to assemble the phone!
Place the apps in whatever pattern you like onto the face of the phone. My apps stuck onto the phone really well, but if you're having a hard time keeping them on, use some sort of sweet sticky substance to more permanently adhere the apps to the base. Some foods to use are frosting, melted chocolate, or corn syrup. Make sure you're careful about the application of these adhesives since you don't want them spilling out from under your apps and making a mess.
Now have fun fooling people with your candy iPhone!
Step 7: Enjoy :)
Here's my little sister enjoying her iPhone.
In her words, "It's even better than a real one!"
I hope you enjoy this yummy project as much as I did :)