Chocolate Noses, Chocolate Moustaches
This is the last week of Liz’s classes, and she’s got one final left to turn in. She’s been plugging away pretty hard at the books all weekend (and the past two days), and finally hit a point last night where she could take a break.
And what does she do? Lounge around on the couch? She heads into the kitchen…
Per her request, I picked up the largest box of Frango mints I could find. I found a 2 lb. box, but I’m not quite so sure she had this size in mind.
Melting several pieces of the chocolate, and getting it ready to be piped out.
About a week ago, Liz got several chocolate molds (along with some sticks). This one’s for a chocolate moustache.
For the nose molds, Liz spread on a thin layer of chocolate first and allowed it to dry. I think this somehow helps with removing the chocolate later on.
In order to smooth out the chocolate, Liz had to bang the molds against the counter a few times. This removed any unevenness and helped the melted chocolate settle into a smooth surface.
Here’s what they looked like, after being taken out of the mold. Prior to this, Liz set the molds in the refrigerator for maybe 20-30 minutes, so the chocolate would set a little faster.
Chocolate noses! I dont’ say this often, but: inside my nose, there’s a little bit of buttercream (which has been in the freezer, ever since Liz made macarons).
And oh you better bet we thought about adding in strawberry jelly into one of these guys, at a future point.
Chocolate noses and moustaches, together at last!
These guys are all part of Liz’s big plan for a candy table at the wedding reception. And I’m pretty sure they’re going to make for some pretty fun photographs, as you can imagine. Some pretty fun, delicious photographs.
// Edit: Totally random thing I just noticed – exactly one year and one day ago, Liz made her first fondant cake. That’s a little hard to believe.
For the progression, also check out:
Liz’s First Fondant Cake
Liz’s Second Fondant Cake: Father’s Day in Frankfort
Liz’s Third Fondant Cake: Jake’s Birthday
Liz’s Fourth Fondant Cake: Floral Design
Gifts for Baby Audrey: Baby Blanket, Fondant Cake and Cupcakes