Dinosaur Chocolate Molds
(Corpus Christi, TX)
I plan on buying Dinosaur Chocolate Molds for my son's birthday. His Birthday Party is on February 4th.
I understand that you can use any kind of candy. But any suggestions which one would be best and how to prepare it? I plan on using the microwave or the stove.
Would I need to add anything to it?
What a lovely idea to use dinosaur chocolate molds to make dinosaur shaped chocolates for your son's birthday. He'll love them! :)
I'm assuming you want to make colored dinosaurs. Is that correct? If so, I would suggest that you get the Merchens Rainbow Wafers
and a bag of Paramount Crystals
The Paramount Crystals aren't absolutely necessary, but since this is your first time, they'll make it a lot easier for you to achieve beautiful results, and they are only a couple of dollars. You'll have plenty left for future projects, too! :)
Those are both available at Candyland Crafts along with a few dinosaur molds
if you still haven't purchased yours.
As you said, you can use the microwave or the stove top. If you decide to use the microwave, be very careful not to overheat the chocolate. Only heat the candy melts for about 15 seconds at a time, stirring in between. Microwaves tend to create "hot spots" so you can easily overheat the chocolate if you aren't careful and stir it well.
If you want to melt the candy on the stove top, you need a pot to put an inch or two of water in (simmer, don't boil) and then a bowl or another pot that fits over the top without touching the water below. This is a homemade double boiler. :) If you have a proper double boiler, of course, you can just use that.
The main concerns people face are overheating their chocolate candy or getting a bit of moisture in it while melting. Either one of those scenarios can lead to the candy seizing up and becoming completely unmanageable.
For more details on how to use your dinosaur chocolate molds, visit our page on how to mold chocolate candy
and don't forget to come back and show off your finished molded candy
and tell us all about how the party went and how you went with your first molded candy experience.