I tried my first chocolate mold shoe. I learned a thing or two, and though they are not perfect (I made two), I think they are really cute. I'm still working on them and will try to post some pics..
Bought the Wiltons white chocolate melts. I wasn't sure about how to use the molds, so I tried to get the melted chocolate evenly distributed with a piece of the plastic on top still attached. Not good. I also trimmed the mold a bit too much, so be sure to leave a margin around the mold to allow for the clips to attach.
I used the MW to melt the chocolate. Worked okay, but be careful that you don't over heat the chocolate.
The most difficult part was filling the mold evenly. I found that it's best to fill one half with chocolate then quickly clip the two pieces together and slowly rotate the chocolate to fill the other side. It's messy..really messy...put a foiled like cookie sheet under the shoe while you rotate the chocolate around the mold. I had some spilling on the outside of the mold, which was okay, but it was really sticky and messy on my counter. The chocolate won't set right away, but I did toss several attempts out as the chocolate did not fill the mold completely and the shoe cracked. I would err on the side of more chocolate than less. The heel should be solid...the other parts not so much, but the sides are tricky and require a lot of turing to be sure to get the mold covered. Next shoe I'm going to do one and put in refrig, as the instructions suggest...for 8 minutes or so..then, melt another batch of chocolates and do another coat...and then another coat. I melted the whole bag and ended up wasting quite a bit as it hardened before I made enough layers and when I tried to re-melt, it got too hot...
The finished shoe snapped out of the mold easily, but I handdled the shoe too much on one side and it broke off...heat of my hand caused the chocolate to melt...argh! I ended up trimming the other side to match the lopsided side...but, it's cute and so fun.
The fondant shoe is actually easier to make...and I love both of them!
But, the chocolate shoe is super yummy...let me know how it turns out!