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How to Use Chocolate Plastic Moulds

 

Plastic chocolate moulds perfect to create all your chocolate treats! They are flexible, easy to work with moulds. Great for both newbie sweet makers and seasoned professionals, these versatile chocolate moulds offer affordable price and come in lots of different shapes and sizes. These moulds can be reused; ensuring care is taken not to damage or scratch the plastic over time.

These chocolate moulds can withstand temperatures up to 120°F (48°C); these moulds are not suitable for hard candy or other hot ingredients. All our moulds are FDA approved (FDA – Food & Drug Adminstration).

Hand wash only, not dishwasher safe. Wash in luke-warm water and rinse for best results.

 

Step by Step Instructions:

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For this guide we will be using the 'Bon Bon with Flower' Chocolate Mould and ‘Wilton’ Chocolate (Candy) Melts. Make sure your mould and all utensils are fully dry as chocolate will seize and become unworkable if it comes into contact with even a few droplets of water.

(Candy melts are specially formulated so that they melt easily and will set without any need for tempering. Thy are available in milk, dark, white, and even flavoured and coloured varieties and are a great way to get started into the world of chocolate moulding).

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wilton ‘Candy Melts’ can be melted in a variety of ways (microwave, doubler boiler) but for all methods; do not overheat by melting on too high a setting or for too long as the chocolate loses its proper consistency if overheated or if liquids are added.

Personally, I like to use the double boiler technique. To do this, fill lower pan with water to below level of top pan. Heat water to a simmer, and then remove from heat. Put white Candy Melts in top pan and set in position on lower pan. Stir constantly, without beating, until smooth and completely melted.

 

 

 

 

 

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Apply the melted chocolate to the flower shape in the top of the mould, I like to use a brush for this. If detailing a smaller area like eyes on a face mould I like to use a tooth pick or a grease proof paper cone to make sure the areas were detailed accurately.

Check out our guide on 'How to Detail Chocolate Moulds'.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Gently tap the mould on the work surface a couple of times to ensure the chocolate goes right into the cavities and there are no air gaps.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Turn the mould over and check the areas you wanted have been covered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  Melt the dark chocolate as before over a doubler boiler.

(Note: You can mix together the different types of chocolate to create scrumptious swirly effects or even add your favourite nuts, fruits and crunchy cereals for unique taste and texture combinations).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pour the melted chocolate into the moulds using a spoon, disposable decorating bag or squeeze bottle, I find the squeeze bottle easier as you can be a lot more accurate with it. Gently tap the mould on the work surface a couple of times to ensure the chocolate goes right into the cavities and there are no air gaps.

(Note: If you are using a 3D mould, you would clip the 3-D mould sections together with fold back clips).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  Put the mould into the fridge for approximately 15-20 minutes to allow the chocolate to set.

Alternatively put in the freezer for 5-7 minutes. Setting times will vary slightly depending on the size and thickness of different moulds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Remove the mould from the fridge. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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To release the chocolate pieces turn over the mould and gently push the back of the cavity. take care not to damage the chocolate pieces as they fall away from the mould, you can release the chocolates over a tea towel for 'soft landing'.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Package up your chocolates to give to family and friends, just make sure to make enough for yourself :-)  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Beautiful Chocolate Bon Bons!

So there you have it, gorgeous chocolate treats. Chocolate moulds really are the perfect way to create wonderful (and easy) chocolate treats every time. They can be used to create wedding favours, cake and cupcake decorating, lollipops & chocolate treats for kids parties....the list goes on!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your friends and family are sure to appreciate the extra effort you've made, as in our experience the gifts that mean the most are the ones people make for you.

I hope you found this guide useful and thanks for stopping by. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@easysweets.ie