Cabbage Patch Lollipop Babies
Cabbage Patch Baby Lollipop Mold
I am making Cabbage Patch Babies in lollipop molds for a baby shower. I am going to try and pour chocolate for the first time.
I have bought the molds, and I want it to come out right. I have never done this before, so any and all tips would be appreciated.
Hi Theresa, Congratulations on your first candy molding experience! Don't worry. It really isn't terribly difficult. Are you using colored melts or just regular chocolate?
Doesn't matter really, but if you are using the melts, you can get a little pack of mini paint brushes from the dollar store and use them to "paint" in the details on the Babies faces before filling them the rest of the way with regular chocolate.
One of the main things to keep in mind is not to get water in with the chocolate when you are melting. This causes the chocolate to seize up or go funny. If you are melting it over a double boiler, keep that in mind.
Also, don't overheat the chocolate. If you are melting it in the microwave, stir it every 30 seconds. It may not look melted because chocolate holds its shape a bit. Stir it anyway! :-)
There are more tips and instructions on these pages:Chocolate Candy Making MoldsTempering ChocolateHow To Mold Chocolate CandyChocolate Lollipop Molds
That should answer most of the questions you might have.
I hope the Cabbage Patch Babies come out just the way you like and that the baby shower is lovely. Now, don't forget to come back and show off a photo of your finished lollipops! We want to hear how you went. You can tell us all the details using this form
Just remember this - Have Fun!!!