Who doesn’t enjoy fun-shaped, chocolate candies? If you want to experiment with chocolate today, then the best thing to do is make your own chocolate candy. Simply follow the steps below.
Step 1: Clean the mold.
Clean the mold thoroughly using a cotton ball to make sure the mold is sanitized and shiny.
Step 2: Prepare your cocoa butter.
Use pre-colored cocoa butter to give you a lot more consistency in your coloring. This is an essential ingredient because mixing at different times may result in different colors, which isn’t preferred if you sell them every day. A too-hot cocoa butter will give you a dull finish. On the other hand, an excessively cold cocoa butter will clog your paint sprayer, so be sure that the cocoa butter is 89° Fahrenheit. It’s the ideal temperature of the cocoa butter inside your gun. You can use any kind of paint sprayer like the ones that Paintsprayermag.com have. Just make sure the container that will host the cocoa butter is clean.
Step 3: Ensure the mold is at the right temperature.
Before painting, make sure the mold is at room temperature, which is around 72°F. After choosing the color, you can proceed to the next step.
Step 4: Start painting!
Begin making the effect you want. It could be small dots, big dots, short lines, or long lines. Whatever it is you want to achieve, do so with your spray gun. You can also obtain a splatter effect by submerging a paintbrush in the paint. Using a brush will result in more lines rather than dots.
Remember that the first color you use in the mold is the first color that will be seen on top of your candy.
After painting the mold with the first color, spray the cocoa butter. Once you’ve filled up your spray gun with cocoa butter, you have to make sure that no other color is inside—this will give you a perfect chocolate color.
Step 5: Turn the mold upside down.
Turn the shell upside down and paint again until you have all the cavities filled.
Step 6: Scrape the top of the mold so that the next coat won’t mix with the cocoa butter.
Step 7: Let the cocoa butter dry out completely.
This will take about 10 to 15 mins. It’s crucial to give the cocoa butter ample time to dry entirely. Otherwise, you’ll have bleeding of cocoa butter later.
Step 8: Fill the shell with chocolate.
If you’re doing a solid piece, fill it with chocolate, then let it set for 30 minutes.
Step 9: Pull them out of the mold.
Just pull out the chocolate from the mold and enjoy your shiny piece of candy!
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