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Welcome back, lovelies, to that eerily spooky time of year again. So with that in mind, I've crafted another Terry's chocolate orange, but this time, a Pumpkin for you to have a go at. Not only are they quick and easy to do, but they are also a fangtastic thing to make with the kids. See what I did there! But the best bit is you don't have to have to be super skilled, as your pumpkins can be anywhere from super smooth to charmingly rustic. The choice is yours. All I want you to do is have fun making them. To make Terry's chocolate orange pumpkins, you'll need the following items. These are approximate weights, so you may have some icing left over. Ingredients 1 x Terry's Chocolate Orange 65 Grams - Lincoln Green Icing - Base...
With it being Easter weekend, I decided to have a little fun with a Cadbury's Creme Egg and made an edible chocolate Gruffalo topper with it. Now, I know it isn't your traditional Easter theme; however, it's an amazing book and something that brings back wonderful memories with myself and my daughter hence the reason for making it. So, seeing as it's made using a Creme egg, that's justification enough for me to have it incorporated at Easter. Well, that's my excuse anyway. To make the body of the Gruffalo, I used a Fox's Round biscuit for the base and then a Cadbury's Creme egg for the body. These were stuck together using a little melted chocolate. The remainder of the Gruffalo was then made using the following: Brown...
So after the mishap with the Candy Cane Chocolate Bars, I started again and made some Candy Cane Chocolate Bark instead. The difference between them is that the bark uses much thinner chocolate bars. These were then left to set at a cold room temperature and scored whilst still a little soft, allowing them to be broken up easily into pieces once the bars were fully set. It is called bark because of the chocolate's rough and broken exterior, the varied shapes and the rough texture of the toppings that, as a whole, would represent bark. You can make chocolate bark using nuts, crushed cookies, dried fruits, sweets, toffee pieces or any other form of topping you can think of. The best thing about it is that it can be personalised...
Seeing as we're heading towards Christmas, I thought I'd make a start on some festive Reindeer Hot Chocolate cones to get you in the mood. Great to make or receive, these bundles of goodness will make anyone smile. Add to that they don't take long to make but will show the recipient that you are in the Christmas spirit. Who could resist? Below is a quick guide on how to make them, and even better, you can add your own ingredients and personalise them too. Ingredients/Equipment Cellophane Cone Red Pull Bow Googly Eyes Red Pom Poms Brown Pipe Cleaners Instant Hot Chocolate Mix Dark Chocolate Chips Small Marshmallows Scissors/Glue Food Safe Gloves (Optional) Gold Tie Seal (Optional) Note: I used a Reindeer Craft Kit for the...
To get into the festive spirit, I have created another Terry's chocolate orange character, albeit this time a festive Highland Cow. 🎄 Now I know that cows aren't typically Christmas related but having recently seen lots of things in stores and on the internet relating to Highland cows, I thought I would put my own twist on things and came up with the following. (Thanks Julie, for the inspiration!) I will add bits of a tutorial to this, but at the minute, I just wanted to share her with you. I did umm and ahh about putting 'Moo' ry Christmas or Merry Christmoos but decided on the standard Merry Christmas instead. I also gave Henrietta a light sprinkling of icing sugar on the top of her head to keep in with the Christmas/Snowy theme...
As we are back on seasonal themes and with Halloween coming up, I recently made this Terry's Chocolate Orange Ghost and Pumpkins. The body of the ghost is made from Terry's Chocolate Orange, and the remainder is made from Icing/Fondant. Because my orange had split, I placed a small piece of icing fondant at the top to hold it in place. Then, to keep the chocolate orange on the board, I used another piece of icing/fondant at the base. At this point, measure your icing/fondant to ensure that it fits properly over your chocolate orange before your start to add the piping gel. Once you are happy with the size and shape, place it back on your silicone mat until needed. I then used piping gel to stick the icing/fondant to the...
This delectable creamy Fudge is easy to make and tastes delicious too. It's great for all Mars Bar lovers, so if you want to know how to make it, see below. Here is the step-by-step tutorial showing you how. How to make Mars Bar Fudge Ingredients 400 Grams - Milk Chocolate 397 Grams - Condensed Milk 5 x Mars Bars (33 Gram Bars) Note: I used Callebaut Belgian Milk Chocolate, Carnation Condensed Milk, and Mars Bars. Equipment Medium Pan Spatula Hob Chopping Board Sharp Knife Small Plate/Large Plate 8-inch Tin Can/Tin Opener Non-Stick Baking Paper Method 1 Line your tin with baking paper, then place it to one side. 2 Weigh out 400 grams of milk chocolate and place it in the pan. If you are using a bar of chocolate, break...
If you are looking for a silky smooth fudge with no boiling involved, then this is the stuff for you. This creamy melt in the mouth Mini Egg Fudge is extremely easy to make and tastes delicious too. Moreover, it doesn't take long to make, and your family and friends will adore it! Here is the step by step tutorial showing you how to make it. How to make Mini Egg Fudge Ingredients 400 Grams - White Chocolate 397 Grams - Condensed Milk 160 Grams - Mini Eggs Note: I used 400 grams of Callebaut Belgian White Chocolate, Carnation Condensed Milk, and 80 Gram Bags of Cadbury's Mini Eggs. Equipment Medium Pan Spatula or Wooden Spoon Hob Zip Lock/ Sealed Plastic Bag Small Rolling Pin Chopping Board Sharp Knife 8-inch Tin Can/Tin Opener...
If you are looking for a quick and easy project for Valentine's day, then why not try your hand at making your own chocolate bars. They're easy to make, and they're filled with love because, yes, you guessed it, you made them! They're also a lovely little project to do with the kids, and they don't take long to do either. There are countless designs, and all you'll need is some chocolate, moulds, toppings, and your imagination. So have fun, get a bit messy and make the perfect gift for those you love! Method Select your chocolate of choice. Then you need to melt it. There are two ways in which you can do this: Break it into small chunks into a piping bag or microwavable bowl and melt it in the microwave. Or break into chunks...
Ho, ho, ho and Merry Christmas! If you're looking for some festive cheer, then have a look at the Reindeer Bars here! So easy to do and fun to make the best thing is there's no need to bake! Apologies for the rhyming, but it is Christmas! 🎅🤶🎄 These dark chocolate bars were made using the following items: Dark Chocolate Pretzels Edible Eyes (by Cake Decor) Red Skittles (for the Nose) Sprinkles, Gold Crunch, Edible White and Silver Pearls (Optional) For the wrapping, I used cellophane treat bags and pull bows. Rest your chocolate bar mould on a tray so that when you place it in and out of the fridge, it doesn't bend. Use a larger cellophane bag than the bar itself, so when you gather the top of the bag, there is enough room...
If you are looking at other gift ideas for the summer, then how about making some of these sweet boxes. Great for both children and adults alike, they can be filled with any sweet treat imaginable. Perfect for parties, weddings, get-togethers, or even for a Friday night treat. The only thing you'll need is a bag of sweets, boxes, decorations of your choice and a great imagination! Not only can the sweets be tailored to the individual, but so can the boxes. For the decoration aspect, you can personalise them for friends and family with stickers or ribbons. Fill then with your favourite colours or make multiple boxes using just single colours to suit the recipient, which would be perfect for a Baby Shower or Gender Reveal Parties as...
This mini-tutorial shows you how to make your own homemade gold-painted chocolate drops using a chocolate mould and edible paint. Equipment/Ingredients Chocolate Drops Silicone Mould Chocolate Piping Bag Scissors Paintbrush Toothbrush Edible Gold Paint* *If you are making the paint from scratch will need alcohol, gold lustre, a small pot to mix in and a cocktail stick. Method 1 Firstly, wash the mould in the dishwasher or hot soapy water and let it air dry. 2 If you would like edible gold paint on your chocolates, make edible paint using alcohol and gold lustre. Mix with a cocktail stick until you reach the required consistency. https://www.helpmebake.com/threads/gold-lustre-and-edible-paint-tips.1650/#post-21011 3 Once...
Cookies who doesn't love a cookie? Add that together with a bar of chocolate, and you're in Cookie Monster heaven! The fun thing about Homemade chocolate bars is that you get to decide every single flavour that goes into them. Then you can either give them to that someone special or indulge in your hard-earned efforts yourself...decisions decisions! How do I make a Homemade chocolate Bar? To make the Cookie Nut Bliss Homemade Chocolate Bar, you will need the following: Ingredients 100 Grams Dark Chocolate 70% Cocoa Mini Bag Cookies Hazelnuts Equipment Chocolate Bar Mould Baking Tray Food Bag or Microwaveable Bowl for melting the Chocolate Sharp Knife and Plate Cellophane Bag - 5 x 7 inches Pull Bows Chocolate Bar Mould...
What could be more delightful than strawberries and cream fused together in a delectable chocolate bar? With strawberries and cream being a firm English favourite and all, I thought it was only fitting to mix the two together, and not only does it look pretty, but it tastes good too. How do I make a Homemade chocolate Bar? To make a Strawberry Swirl Chocolate Bar, you will need the following: Ingredients 100 Grams White Chocolate Dried Strawberries Colour Mill Dye - Raspberry Equipment Chocolate Bar Mould Baking Tray Piping Bag Sharp Knife and Plate Cellophane Bag - 5 x 7 inches Pull Bows Chocolate Bar Mould Spec Chocolate Bar Mould is 21cm x 10.5cm. The chocolate bar is 6 blocks long x 4 blocks wide. The actual...
There's nothing better than chocolate and even more so than dreaming up your own kind of bars. The good thing about these bars is not only are they easy to do; you can cater them to people's requirements, indulge in an endless supply of flavours and give someone a beautiful gift all at the same time. To make the Mint Allure Homemade Chocolate Bar, all you will need are the following items: Ingredients 100 Grams Dark Chocolate 70% Cocoa Mint Oreo Biscuits Equipment Chocolate Bar Mould Baking Tray Food Bag or Microwaveable Bowl Sharp Knife and Plate Cellophane Bag - 5 x 7 inches Pull Bows Chocolate Bar Mould Spec The full-sized mould is 21 cm x 10.5 cm. Chocolate Bar Block Size is 6 Blocks long x 4 Blocks wide. The actual...
Cakesicles are the new trendy sweet treat that seem to be doing the rounds at the minute. Great for Weddings, Baby Showers, Mother's Day gifts, you name it Cakesicles fit the bill. What's a Cakesicle? (I hear you ask!) They're a new take on the original cake pop! Not only do they look cute, but they're also filled with yummy fillings, too; they're actually a bigger version of a cake pop made in a popsicle mould; merge the two together, and voila, you have a Cakesicle. What can you put inside a Cakesicle? There are numerous fillings you can put in the centre of a Cakesicle such as, Cake Pop Filling - Crumbled Cake/Cupcakes & Buttercream Cookies and Cream - Oreo Biscuits & Cream Cheese Cheesecake Filling Krispie Treats - Either...
As Valentine's Day is just around the corner, I have been looking at alternative things you could give to your loved ones this year. So if you don't fancy cranking up the oven, then why not give these Sweet Cones a whirl instead. Not only are they scrumptiously delicious, but they're also great fun to make, and you can get the kids involved too! The only problem you'll have is ensuring the sweets end up in the bag and not in your mouth! But who cares we could all do with a little sweetness of late! How to make Sweet Cones? To make the sweet cones, you will need the following: Clear Cone Bags Assortment of Sweets Gold Ties Pull Flower Ribbons or Ribbon of Choice Food Safe Gloves - If Required Optional - To make them more personal...
Here are some quick no-bake lollipop treats you can make with the kids. You will need: Around 100 - 200 grams or 3.5 - 7 oz of baking chocolate. (Depending on how many lollipops you are making). Character or shaped moulds. Lollipop Sticks Jug Spatula Method: 1. Break up your baking chocolate into a jug. 2. Place it in the microwave and melt on high heat in 30-second intervals, checking each time to see if your chocolate has melted fully. Mine took about 55 seconds. 3. Once melted remove from the microwave and stir the chocolate with a spatula to dissolve any little lumps that remain. Tip: Be careful the jug may be hot. 4. Place your lollipop sticks in the slot in the mould like so. 5. Now pour the melted chocolate...
Here is a step by step guide on how to make Chocolate Apples with Sprinkles. Ingredients: 250 grams - 300 grams Baking Chocolate 65 grams or 1 Tub Hundreds and Thousands Sprinkles. 6 Small Apples - Note: Please ensure you clean your apples first by rinsing them under the tap and then drying them with kitchen towel. Wooden skewers or lollipop sticks. Your apples will be slightly bigger than a medium-sized egg. 1. Take your clean apple and remove the stalk by holding it between your thumb and index finger whilst rotating the apple at the same time. The stalk will snap off into your fingers. 2. Now take a skewer and insert it into the base of the apple, push it about halfway into the apple. 3. Now break up about 250...
Here is your step by step guide to producing cute cake pops. Preheat the oven to one of the following: Fan assisted: 180°C Regular Oven: 190-200°C Fahrenheit: 356F Gas Mark 4. Ingredients: 100 grams / 3.5oz butter or margarine 100 grams / 3.5 oz sugar (I used granulated sugar) 2 Medium Eggs 100 grams / 3.5 oz flour Decorate: A bag of candy buttons/melts 340 grams. Or approx 200 grams of milk chocolate baking chocolate to cover. Sprinkles/Popping Candy/Hundreds and Thousands 1. Weigh out your butter and sugar and place them into a mixing bowl. 2. Cream the butter and sugar together with a whisk. Whisk for approx 45-60 seconds. 3. Once combined, then crack an egg into a small bowl and then pour into your mixing bowl...

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