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It's no surprise that Cocoa Bombs have taken over your newsfeed. They're great, easy-to-make winter gifts that will actually get used! And whether you're a purist, and prefer your bombs round, or looking for something a little different, we've got everything you need! There are a couple types of molds. Pick a mold, pick some chocolate and fill those suckers with whatever you want!
Let's Start With One Part Molds:
It's simple. Fill the molds and dump out the warm chocolate or coating, then scrape along the top edge of the mold for a clean edge. Refrigerate the two halves, pop them out of the mold, then fill one half with cocoa, sprinkles, marshmallows, crushed peppermint candies, whatever your little heart desires. Heat the edge of the empty half, by placing it briefly on a warm cake pan or cookie sheet, and attach it to the filled half. Any of the half-sphere molds below will work this way. Or, if you prefer a more unique shape, try the Pinecone, Pumpkin, Mini Gingerbread House, Snowflake, Santa Hat or Igloo Mold. For these flat-bottomed shapes, simply fill the mold, dump out the chocolate to form a hollow shell. Scrape off any excess chocolate above the edge of the mold. Spread the dumped chocolate evenly over a piece of parchment, and use a cookie cutter to cut discs (or in the case of the gingerbread houses, squares) the size of the mold opening. Chill these as well. Fill the hollow shells with cocoa ingredients while still in the mold, then cap the opening with one of the chocolate discs using a bit of melted chocolate. Refrigerate until set up again, and unmold. Watch our friend and decorating guru Dawn at Dinkydoodle Designs make a pine cone shaped cocoa bomb with a surprise :)
But, 3 Part Molds are AWESOME for Cocoa Bombs:
They're so simple to use! Fill the bottom mould to the fill line with tempered chocolate or melted Chocolate Coating, place the liner in each mould cavity, and gently press the top mould into the bottom. The chocolate fills the mould perfectly. Most of these moulds create two halves that can be attached together to make 3D pieces, or just fill the hollow shell with ganache, cookie dough, or mousse, and cap the back for a flat-bottomed half mould. Either way, there's no filling, dumping, scraping mess. Just perfect shells! Magic! Here's a quick vid to show you how these work. This was ECG Minion, Jenna's first try using these molds, and they came out flawlessly!!
Check out some of our favorite 3 part molds for Cocoa Bombs:
Now that you've seen how insanely easy these are to use, check out our ginormous selection of 3 part molds HERE
And Now onto the Coating Chocolate:
Sure, you can temper chocolate for this, but the ECG is faaar too lazy for that. Instead, use our easy Chocolate Coatings. They are simply melt-and-mold, and taste incredible. These are NOT your typical craft store candy melts!
And the Fun Fillings:
And Check out the New Packaging:
And All the other must-have stuff:
And Don't forget about our Paints and Airbrush Paints for chocolate and coatings and Edible Lustres:
Shop All of our Molds HERE
Shop All of our Chocolate Candy Melts HERE
We're loving these two trends in Holiday Cookie Gifting! And we've got the perfect tools to make them easy!
Let's start with the Cookie Platter. If you're a teensy bit Type A, like the ECG you'll feel all tingly when you look at this perfectly coordinated treat tableau.
This amazing set by Bikkie Smalls makes these a (ginger)snap to make! Check it out in action!
Now check out these little Cookie Cutter and Embosser sets by Little Biskut! They're the perfect way to make unique Advent Calendars, just look at this little pink lovely by Baked by Pam. If you have a Baking Business, this is going to be a great Holiday seller year after year! If you don't, your family and friends will love this. It's also a GREAT project to do with the kids! Simply cut out the cookie tiles, and emboss Chocolate Paste or Fondant to make these adorable gifts. Even easier, simply emboss any non-rising shortbread dough, and you don't even need to frost them!
The ECG is planning to google her favorite non rising doggy cookie recipe and do simple embossed dog treats this year. Her favorite good bois and gurls will be SO waggy!
Here's both sets
(and don't forget the luster for some shiny detals):
This buttercream cake features one of our favorite Winter Icing Sheets, making it easy, delicious, and so quick to make, that you'll have time to catch up on your Hallmark Christmas Movies (spoiler alert: the hard-nosed businesswoman falls in love with the small-town tree farmer.)
This cake was decorated start-to-finish in about 15 minutes! Just like all of our printed icing sheets, they are completely edible and stick right onto fresh buttercream (or melted chocolate coating for Holiday Barks).
Watch the ECG make this little lovely:
Wanna see how we made those sparkly chocolate Christmas Ornament toppers/Cocoa Bombs? Of course you do!