Have any of you had any experience making chocolate boxes?
If so, I would love to hear your tips and tricks. And also the receipe's that you use. My first assumption would just be melted chocolate, but not sure if anything is added.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Pour into box mold.
Pop into freezer to set.
Don't forget to tap the box after pouring in the chocolate to get any bubbles out.
Merkens is a name brand of chocolate?
Can it be bought at the grocery?
I didn't have a 'box mold' when I made mine. So i used a square biscuit cutter with a star cookie cutter placed in the center and poured each 'wall' separate onto wax paper; then conected all the sides with melted chocolate (tempered white chocolate discs - Wilton Brand). The bottom of the boxes were solid (no star cut-out) for stability. Here's a pic (if it works)
Looking at the picture now, I see all kinds of extras I could have added; but I made these prior to my CC education so don't even look at the bows!!
Oh now those are cute!!! I am thinking of doing small boxes with choc covered strawberries in them. Need to explore my creativity.
By the way...forgot to mention that the Wilton white chocolate discs tastes great too!! (Merkens, in my opinion is kind of pricey in my area).
Are you talking about the melting discs that you can also find at Wal Mart?
Yep, in a 14oz bag.
Ok - well cool!! I already have some of those in the freezer. This will be fun - already excited!! Thanks everyone for your help! Did you wrap your boxes in celophane when you were done?
Yes, I gave 12 of them filled with truffles, cake balls & snowflake discs to my co-workers as Christmas gifts that year...they loved them!
Awesome - what are snowflake discs?
I poured the same melted white chocolate into a mold that made just a round 'disc' with a snowflake on it; like this...
That is cute! How would you get the chocolate to glisten? Will luster dust work?
I didn't put anything on mine; but luster dust, pearl spray, etc. any of those products should work fine in a light coating (you may have an issue with the spray sticking to the chocolate because of the oil content in the chocolate).
Oh ok - well trying in a small spot will tell the tale for sure. Gotta figure out a mold now. Wish I was at the house to start exploring.
That's basically what I did when I made them...just see what works! Feel free to PM me if you have questions or anything I might be able to help with
Thank you so much jones5cm - I will pm you if I have questions. Pleasure to meet you here. Thanks again!!!