Sunday, November 15, 2020

DIY Faux Holiday Chocolates

 

How To Make Fake Candy

I have been wanting to add some faux chocolates to my collection of food decor forever, but they can get expensive and so far I've been focusing on my cupcakes.  It kept entering my mind though, can't I make some myself?  Finally I stumbled upon this post from Kurolace and learned how to use hot glue to create artificial chocolates.  In the post Kurolace uses glue directly from her glue gun to fill in silicone molds, becuase my mold was so much larger I ended up experimenting with another method, check it out:


(You can click here to see some of my faux baked goodies)

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How To Make Fake Candy

As I said, my mold was quite a bit deeper than the one pictured in Kurolace's blog post.  In order to avoid spending all day with the glue gun, I decided to cut up glue sticks into small pieces and fill up the mold.

My mold is from Wilton brand and can be found here on Walmart's webpage.  It's about $4 in the store so keep that in mind when browsing online.  I noticed a few third party sellers listing them for quite a bit more 😉

Another tip is to check out the seasonal aisle with the baked goods supplies.  There I was able to find a Christmas themed mold for only $2, also Walmart.



How To Make Fake Candy

Top:  After filling my mold with the cut up bits, I placed the mold onto a cookie sheet and baked it in the oven at 250 for about 8 minutes, just long enough to get the pieces to melt down and sink.  

Middle:  At this point I pulled out the tray and added a few more pieces to each mold.  I didn't add enough glue at the beginning to fill the mold completely because I wanted to avoid it overflowing, since the glue pieces don't always fit in all that well.  If you do have overflow, you can easily trim it off with a craft knife and then reuse the excess.

Bottom:  After a second round of glue my mold was filled nicely and I pulled it out to cool.  You can speed this up by popping it into the freezer.



How To Make Fake Candy

Once dry I used acrylic paints to create dark, milk and white chocolate pieces and followed up with Mod Podge to seal.

*Notice the real chocolate in the top pic, that's very important to quality crafting 😊



How To Make Fake Candy

Here are the chocolates with just acrylic paint and Mod Podge.  Not bad, but I thought I could do a little better and so...



How To Make Fake Candy

...used puffy paint to drizzle on a topping.  
I also made several more sets and painted them in a variety of colors for differing holidays.



How To Make Fake Candy

Remember that Christmas mold I found in the Walmart seasonal aisle?  I gave it a try as well, here is how they turned out 😍

As far as storage goes, I would keep these inside where temperatures stay consistent.  If placed in a garage or attic, they may melt down during the summer months.  I am also using tissue paper to keep them from touching one another, as glue/ paint/ Mod Podge can sometimes be a bit sticky and I don't want to mar the painted finish.

And there you have it, easy and inexpensive faux chocolates that you can do at home!

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I hope you enjoyed this holiday decor how-to post, thanks for stopping by!

-Jennifer



10 comments:

  1. Those are so fun and adorable! I love this. Thanks for sharing with us at the TFT party!

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  2. You are so clever! Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ's.

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  3. Excellent idea Jennifer. I'm tempted to try it out. Thank you for sharing with us at Meraki Link Party.
    Naush

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  4. Congratulations Jennifer. Your post is featured at Meraki Link Party 15.
    Naush

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