My dear brother-in-law just finished up his two-year surgical dental residency. Whew! What a ride. We got together to celebrate with him, so I decided to make him something unique. Okay, quirky. But I did make it myself and I felt pretty darn crafty when making it so I thought I would share it anyway.
When I purchased the Best Cupcake Decorating Tip Kit from Bake It Pretty, I also picked up some fun chocolate molds. They have a fantastic selection of molds and decorating kits. I fell in love with the garden gnomes and mushrooms and just had to have them. I also picked up this unique mold. We have a lot of dental professionals in our family so I thought it would come in handy some day. I've seen handcrafted candies baby and bridal showers and wanted to do something a little different. You can't get much more different than this.
This was my first time ever using a chocolate mold. Wow, this was hard work. I hand-painted the white for the teeth and then poured the pink melts on top. My hats off to all you candy makers out there. This is not as easy as it looks. I think it turned out okay, but I would love to have someone share some of their tips on how to do this. Anything to make the next time around a little easier.
I put the candy in a cute jar I picked up at Ikea to make them look like dentures. I think bro-in-law is going to love them. Now, I need a reason to make candy mushrooms and gnomes.
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