Let's Try...Handmade Chocolate Buttons

Sunday 6 April 2014

I loved the idea of making your own little chocolate shapes from moulds and when they are buttons ... well I am in heaven. How cute?

Baked By Me is a Nottingham based company owned by the lovely Iris. Like me, Iris loves baking and set up the company specialising in unique moulds a few years ago. So last week, Little L and I road tested the moulds to see if we could really get white chocolate 'button' buttons? If I could make these with a two year old's assistance I would be so happy.

We started off by using a good quality white chocolate which we melted on a low heat in the microwave for a few minutes. Then using a palette knife we poured in the chocolate and smoothed over the top to leave a clean finish. Pictures are WIP (work in progress). You don't have to work that fast as the chocolate stays liquid-y for quiet a while.

Once we were happy with the moulds we popped them in the fridge for a few hours. THEN.. the exciting bit! We snapped them out the mould and.... hooray they worked. So utterly simple and the finish was a pro finish - all glossy and smooooth.

We also used the letter mould to finish our decoration. Melted chocolate was poured into a bakers pipette (as the mould is smaller you need to get in the corners) and then smoothed over, popped in the fridge and hey snap, snap the letter just popped out.

It's so easy...it's child's play.

Great for Easter I'm thinking, I've seen some very lovely Easter bunny moulds...hmmm.


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