I'm going to show you how to easily make a delicious candy treat that will make you super popular and awesome.*
I'll be showing you how to make a silicone mold of a wii remote, but you can make a mold of whatever you want. Dream it dreamers!!!
I'll be filling this chocolate confection with cherries, chocolate cake and awesomeness.
*This statement is not a proven fact.
Step 1: Materials
Your bare bones materials for this project are:
-Amazing Mold Putty (Google it, it's $19.99 at Micheal's, but go online and print a 40% off coupon!)
- Chocolate (or almond bark/candy melt etc) Enough to fill your mold.
-Cake- depending on the size of your mold, maybe a cupcake or two would be plenty
- a bit of frosting- like half a teaspoon, seriously.
- the object you want to make the mold of! I'm using this wii remote
Step 2: Mix and Mold Your Putty
Take two equal parts of each color and knead them together until the color is consistent.
Clean the item you are molding! If you can run it through the dishwasher. I cleaned this as throughly as possible with a lysol wipe, then a damp paper towel, then dried it.
Now you'll want to shape the putty over your object. I rolled mine out into a sheet and sort of folded it over the remote. Be sure to press down to get the details and keep air bubbles out. You'll have a good five minutes to work with it until it starts to set up. Use your time wisely! You don't want to be too stingy with the putty and end up with rips and holes, but you can actually get away with using surprisingly little of it with good results.
Step 3: Set Up and Unmold
Now be patient and let your mold set up. About 20-30 minutes. I let mine sit 30 to be safe.
Then find where it peels back easiest and start to pop out your object. Ta-da! Pretty fancy.
Rinse your mold with mild dish soap and warm water. Then make sure it's completely dry before filling it! Chocolate and water do not interact well!!!
Step 4: Coating the Mold
Alright, I decided to fill the buttons with white chocolate first. Then I melted down the regular chocolate and started creating my shell.
You can melt in a double boiler (or a make shift one like mine- a pot on top of another pot, the bottom one with about two inches of boiling water), or you can melt in short bursts in the microwave (30 seconds, stir, 30 second, stir, etc until melted). Just get a good liquid consistency.
Then spoon in some chocolate. Coat the bottom of the mold and then use the back of the spoon to get the sides of the mold. You don't want to see any of the inside of the mold. You're creating a shell which you will fill with yum.
Pop your mold in the freezer for about 5 minutes and let it set up. Then you'll be ready to fill!
Step 5: Filling the Mold
Alright, now you're ready to fill your shell! I cut up some cherries and lined them up. Then I smashed some cake together with a tiny bit of frosting. Mix it with your hands until it feels moist and pliable, but not wet and sticky. It's easy to add too much frosting, so be careful here.
I then lined the center of the mold with the cake, over top of the cherries. I left room on the sides to pour more chocolate so I'd have a nice thick wall. Also, be sure to leave room on top to cover it with chocolate.
Take the rest of your chocolate and pour it over top of your filling, smoothing it with your spoon, getting it in all the cracks. Bounce the whole thing on the counter a few times until air bubbles rise to the top. Fill them up! You want this to be solid!
Now put it in the freezer again for 5-10 minutes. Make sure it's completely set up before you unmold!
Step 6: Unmolding
Find where the mold peels back easiest and start peeling! For a larger mold like this, you can flip it inside out.
Peel slowly though!! I know you're super excited to get this thing out. It's like opening the Ark of the Covenant and you can hear a heavenly chorus of chocolate covered angels singing in your ears, but be careful and don't smash this thing you just spent over an hour making.
Then you can trim any extra chocolate off the bottom of the mold.
And then... ta-da!
Is it perfect? No. But who cares! It's still AWESOME. Practice makes perfect with this stuff and I can't wait to make more of these!! The possibilities are endless!
Step 7: Enjoy!
Let's be honest, this thing, even with a few flaws it totally awesome and impressive and once you find out what's inside, who couldn't get totally stoked on it???
You molds can be washed with soap and warm water and reused until they start to tear! Don't put your molds in the dishwasher. I don't know what would happen, but I assume it would end badly.
Also, here's the two other molds I've made!