Post # 1
Good Morning Bees!
Several of FH’s and my family and friends have been affected by cancer, most recently my great aunt who passed away a little less than a month ago. For favors we will be making a donation to the American Cancer Society. After reading several posts on here I thought maybe we should give a little something edible to our guests so no one feels put-off by not receiving anything to take home (or enjoy their if they get really hungry I guess).
I was looking around online and found this great awareness ribbon candy mold at CandylandCrafts.com. I was wondering if anyone has any fool-proof chocolate candy receipes that would be willing to share them.
I was also wondering what to do about the wording, because I would like to mention something about enjoying the chocolates but not sure what to say. The wording we are working on is:
With much thought and consideration we have chosen a special way to say thank you for sharing our wedding day with us.
In lieu of traditional favors we have made a donation to the American Cancer Society in loving support and memory of all our family and friends that have been affected by this disease.
Any suggestions for me? Thanks bees! [attachment=267066,30844]
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
I think you might be able to find some recipes and tips just by Googling things like "molded chocolate" and "homemade chocolate candy." Good luck — sounds like a really cute, special idea!
Post # 4
Oooh- Look for a white chocolate recipie and tint them pink! So cute!
Post # 5
What are great way to share your contribution with your guests! I love the idea of turning the chocolate pink and found this recipe online for you – http://www.chocolate-candy-mall.com/how-to-mold-chocolate-candy.html. Hope it works great for you!
Post # 6
We used to make molded chocolates at school as parent gifts for Christmas when I was a kid and I also made some for Christmas presents one year several years ago without any recipe and they turned out great.
At Walmart in the cake decorating aisle of the craft section, they have candy melts and they come in pink and other colors. If there is a cake decorating supply store in your area (look it up in the Yellow Pages under ‘cake decorating’), you can get the same candy melts in a larger quantity. All you do is melt them in the microwave in a glass dish or a double boiler on the stove and pour them into the molds. Let them set in the fridge a couple hours at least and then pop them out. Fill your molds with more chocolate and repeat the cycle till you’re done. Store them in a cool dark area so they don’t melt. Don’t put them in the freezer unless you want them to bloom (which is what the whitish tint on frozen milk chocolate is) and alter the taste.
Since the candy melts, the colored ones anyway, are vanilla flavored, you can add other flavorings if you want. Wilton may have flavorings. But the cake decorating stores have various flavors that you can add a couple drops to each batch and mix it in.
Post # 7
What a neat idea!! I might have to take this on myself!
Post # 8
- Wedding: October 2009 - Church Ceremony/Reception at The Waterford House
I think purchasing candy melts would be the easiest option. You can also find them at Michaels or Hobby Lobby and they are available on amazon:
Although I’m not sure about ordering chocolate online. It looks like they are available in a number of colors if there was a specific ribbon color you were looking for. As it turns out, we are adding a donation to our favors too and I think we are going to say something along the same lines.