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Posted By Bakerella On April 7, 2014 @ 12:01 am In Chocolate,Easter | 34 Comments
I’ve been playing with chocolate molds this weekend. Super fun!
A while ago I received a really cool professional chocolate bunny mold as a gift. I hadn’t seen one like it before, so as soon as I saw how it worked, I knew I wanted to try it out. And with Easter coming up, it was time to break out the bunnies. This is a professional mold as in pretty pricey for home use… but I wanted to show you guys so you can see how cool and easy it is to use.
The mold makes four bunnies at a time and comes in two pieces.
Each piece has these really strong magnets…
So when you line them up, they will snap together.
It takes a little force to separate them. They won’t budge on their own.
When they are together, the mold stands up with the 3-D bunnies upside down.
Then all you have to do is fill them with tempered chocolate. I filled mine with melted candy wafers though.
But first I wanted them to have a little color, so I painted on the inside of the mold using a toothpick to apply blue candy coating for eyes and white for tails and ears.
Then, bam. Snap them together and fill.
This is meant to be a solid chocolate mold. Fill them and you’re done.
But I wanted to make hollow bunnies, too.
So after the bunny was filled, I turned the mold upside down and let the excess chocolate fall out to reuse.
When dry, I filled the bunny tummies with pastel M&M’s right to the top. Then I added some more chocolate coating to seal them inside. The candies near the base of the bunny will get attached to the chocolate, but the others won’t.
You could also fill them with other small candies like pastel coated sunflower seeds … or even with crumbled cake and frosting and a sturdy cookie pop stick, to turn them into molded cake pops. They’d be big though.
Leave them in the freezer for a few minutes to set completely and just separate the mold pieces to pop out the bunnies.
So cute … And the awesome thing about the magnets, is these come out virtually seamless because of having such a tight seal.
Here’s this same bunny shape, but in a 3-D mold that’s more affordable  for occasional use. (It doesn’t have the magnets.) And here’s the one I actually used . Eek at $195! I peeked around on their site and they have tons of other bunnies to choose from ranging in price from around $15-350. Here’s a few funny bunnies that made me chuckle. Rabbit on a Rooster , Astronaut Bunny  and Three-foot tall Bunny !!!!!!!
And… Here’s a super cute, itsy-bitsy chocolate bunny project  I did a while back using plastic molds like the ones you find at craft stores.
I love making these…so much!
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