Wednesday, February 10, 2010
The Music Of Love
Ahhh, the music of love. And what says love like chocolate? Well, there are lots of other things. A lot more important than chocolate. But most of us like to eat chocolate and receive it, so why not make your own this Valentine's day. I made these musical chocolates for Laci's piano teacher with a candy mold I purchased from a local store that sells candy and cake decorating supplies. I like to use Wilton's premium candy melts to make my chocolates. Just put a handful in a disposable cake decorating bag and microwave at 30 second intervals. Be sure to knead the chocolate around after each time until they are all melted, cut off the tip of the bag and fill each well. Pat the mold down on the counter to get out all of the air bubbles and to flatten out the chocolates. Then just pop them in the freezer for about 5 minutes. Super easy, but makes a big impression.
I packaged the chocolates in a candy box that you can usually find in the Wilton section at Michael's. A red and white polka dot ribbon added some Valentine cuteness. Laci's piano teacher was thankful to get them and opened them at class last night. She named all the notes and even quizzed Laci on some of them.
I also made some KISS chocolate suckers to give to my special Valentines. Again, these are so, so easy. Really. Go out and get you a cute candy mold (their pretty cheap) and start making some chocolates. It's so fun to make these for different holidays and occasions.