Friday, October 12, 2012

Dragon's tale

 My sweet friend Danella let me help her make her son's birthday cupcakes.  She had all the ideas I just helped her do the fun part of executing them. I also learned a new amazing technique.
 First of all check out what she did with my cupcake stand.  What?! She is amazing.  She covered it with tin foil. She took a piece of thick cardboard and made her design using Elmer's glue.  Once it dried she laid a piece of aluminum foil over it making sure that the glued parts were accented.  Then she used black shoe repair and rubbed it all over.  Brilliant I say!
 I love the theme her son chose.  Dragons and Vikings.  He wanted a fire cupcake and this was all we could come up with last minute.  We melted dum-dums in the oven. Swirled them together and once they cooled off broke it into pieces.  It would have been much better with bright red and yellow candies but you at least have an idea for your fire.
 So I am excited to tell you how we did these dragon tails.  We used modeling chocolate. 
How to make modeling chocolate:
Take 1 bag of Wilton chocolate melts, melt them in microwave with 1/4 cup corn syrup, stir, then let it set up.  After several hours or overnight it will be set.  Once you start playing with it, it will soften up so you can mold it.  It does get greasy so don't play with it too much. Let your creation dry again before you use it.
* Some colors don't require as much syrup so start with 1/8 cup first.
Thanks Danella for teaching me this. I loved doing this with you!

For the dragon wings we melted chocolate and piped it onto a pattern under wax paper.
Viking helmet-molded tootsie rolls.
Happy Birthday Caleb!

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