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February 9, 2013

Pot-O-Gold {all-chocolate}

Pot-O-Gold {all chocolate} for St Patrick's Day www.withablast.net

ALL edible !  The gold coins and the cauldron {we call it a potjie in South-Africa, by the way} are made of chocolate.

If you follow me here or on Facebook, yep, this is the chocolate thingy which I finished and took over to the counter to photograph, when I dropped it and some of the pieces broke ... I did a silly easy craft instead {just to make me feel better and not so stupid} and only later went to re-do the broken pieces.

Some of these molds are so cute and inexpensive, I always have to buy one or two when visiting our local baking supply store.  I bought this one last year for a project which also never happened because I was too impatient and when it did not work the first time, I put the mold away until now, St Patrick's Day is next month, in case you are curious why I start so soon, and only a few days later we have Easter!

I will be posting recipes and crafts for St Patrick and Easter over the next few weeks - you are warned what to expect ... but, the family still needs to eat, so the normal posts will be thrown in as well.

Ok, enough of the blah, blah - this is what you need and how to make the above:

Cauldron Mold
Round shallow mold - for the coins
Dark melting Chocolate
White Melting Chocolate
Edible silver Glitter
Edible Luster gold Powder

Pot-O-Gold {all chocolate} for St Patrick's Day www.withablast.net

The mold - no need to prep this in any way - just make sure it is clean and dry


Pot-O-Gold {all chocolate} for St Patrick's Day www.withablast.net

First layer of dark melted chocolate - this does not need to be perfect or cover the inside 100% - just to get a "grip" for the following layers - the pieces on the bottom right of the pic are the legs, which are very small and my chocolate had run over, take a knife and slide all the excess chocolate off, so that you have a smooth top

Place in the freezer compartment for about 2 minutes - remove and repeat twice more - you will notice the chocolate seem to stick better now that the first layer and the mold are ice cold.

Pot-O-Gold {all chocolate} for St Patrick's Day www.withablast.net

After 3 layers it should be enough - do not worry about the cauldron's inside looks {no-one will notice!}, but make sure the lid and legs are nice and even

Pot-O-Gold {all chocolate} for St Patrick's Day www.withablast.net

Tip the mold over and lightly tap to loosen the chocolate, which will slip out easily

  

Pot-O-Gold {all chocolate} for St Patrick's Day www.withablast.net

The excess bits of chocolate can be broken off easily to make a smooth edge - once both the front and back pieces are ready - use a small flame to only JUST heat one side's edge - fit onto the other side and hold for at least a minute to two minutes to make sure the edges are sticking together.



Pot-O-Gold {all chocolate} for St Patrick's Day www.withablast.net

I heated the top pieces of the legs very lightly and pressed them into place - hold it for 30 seconds to a minute and it will be fine

Finally to finish the cauldron, I used a toothpick, wet the sharp point in water, applied that to the "handle" and the small piece on top of the lid - I then dipped the same toothpick into edible glitter {silver} and painted/highlighted the wet areas.

To make the coins I used the same mold which you can see at THIS post. It is a round, very shallow holed mold into which I poured melted white chocolate, placed in the freezer for 3 minutes to fully set, and then using my finger, works best - believe me!, rubbed edible gold luster onto it.

And that is a wrap!

This is supposed to bring good luck, well, ironically my first batch broke, wonder what that means... 

18 comments:

  1. So stinkin' cute, Linda! You always have fantastic ideas :)

    I would not have been happy going through all that work and then accidentally breaking it .... I'm pretty sure I would have had some "colorful" words!

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  2. So fun! My mother is Irish and while I was forced to wear green on St Patricks Day I have never done anything with my kids. Bet they'd love this!

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  3. What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. So Cute and what a fun idea. Thanks for sharing and linking up to One More Time

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  5. That is such a cute idea. I found you on Not Just a Housewife and I am a new follower.

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  6. Amazing and looks yummy....I almost don't want to eat it. Great job!

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  7. Love this ~ thanks so much for linking up to Project Inspire{d}! Have a wonderful week!

    ~hugs, Mary Beth~

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  8. Oh my gosh! This is so amazing! You are so great at this chocolate candy mold stuff girl! I love it!

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  9. This is great, Linda. I"ve never seen this mold! Thank you for submitting yet another tasty recipe to the Crafty Showcase! xoxo susie @bowdabra

    Ps- here is the newest linky! We have a new Button! http://bowdabrablog.com/2013/02/16/crafty-showcase-link-up-anything-fun-in-the-craft-project-linky/

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  10. Oh, my gosh. Amazing that you would go to all that work but it's SUPER CUTE!! Love it. Take care, Linda

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  11. Hi Linda this is so cute and totally edible. Yum! Thanks for linking up at Transformed Tuesday. Hugs, Peggy

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    1. I'll be featuring you later tonight on TT. :-)

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  12. So cute! Love the idea of this for St. Patty's Day!

    Thanks for sharing this at my weekend link party @The Weekend re-Treat!

    Have a great week :)

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  13. Cool,
    Thanks for sharing on Tutorial Thursdays.
    x
    Natalie
    www.marigoldsloft.blogspot.com

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  14. I have never done any chocolate molding like this...these are super cute! Thanks for sharing at March Madness

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