Hello my sugar friends!
Today we have a guest blog post from the talented Jennifer Dontz of Sugar Delites. She is going to show us how she makes her elegant and beautiful chocolate high-heeled shoe. Take it away Jennifer:
How do I make that???
This tutorial is on how to make a lifesize (about a size 6) chocolate shoe. These are SO much fun to make and your imagination can run wild.
Shoe mold MOL012
JEM bow mold CUT069
#4 pearl maker MOL010
Floral Lace press PRE005
Mercken’s Super White Candy Melts TOL012
Base Mold (If you want to attach the shoe to something solid) MOL031 (I like to fill these with truffles after attaching to a base, then wrap in cellophane to give as a gift.)
Step 1 – This is the mold that you need. High Heel 3-d Mold
Step 2 – You will need to trim the mold and cut out the section that you would place your foot into if it were a real shoe. I normally write on the mold for customers so there is no doubt which parts need to be removed. I trim about a good inch to inch and 1/2 all the way around the mold. This allows you to clamp it tighter.
Step 3 – Melt your chocolate and pour into the mold. I kind of swirl it around to get to the edge of the mold, then pour it out leaving a thin shell in the mold. I put the mold in the frig JUST until it gets hard. Prop the mold upright…don’t leave it in there to long or the really thin shell will crack. Just until it’s setup. Then you do the pouring process 2 more times, for a total of three layers. You don’t need to be quite as careful with the refrigeration time on the other two layers. Once it starts getting thicker, it really shouldn’t crack. The heel part will be fully filled in by the time you do three layers of chocolate.
Step 4 – Remove the mold from the fully setup shoe. You will have some rough edges.
Step 5 – Trim down the seams with an exacto knife. I like using the cotton chocolate gloves (on the site). You don’t get any finger prints on the chocolate when using these.
Step 6 – Add whatever your imagination comes up with. I love to use the Jem bow makers and pearl molds. The # 4 pearls are nice and delicate, perfect for outlining the edges of the shoe.
Finished shoe 🙂 This was dry dusted with silver hi-liter dust. I used the Jem bow maker and some of the 2mm dragees. I also mounted it to a chocolate base. The “base mold” I sell in the mold section works great. I unfortunately cannot get the base mold that I used in the picture. But the oval one works great as well.
This is another gorgeous design. I think this one looks like a bridal shoe.
Again, I used the Jem bow cutters. If you don’t have them, they are SO much fun to use. I also used the # 4 pearl mold.
If you would like to know how to make awesome chocolate pearls, the instructions for my pearl clay + many other cool techniques, including step by step making of pearls, are on my Fun With Fondant Frills DVD.
I also used a section of the floral lace press on the shoes above. It really makes for a very stable shoe to add the base mold. You can fill it with truffles and place on the tables OR wrap with pretty cellophane for a beautiful gift or give away at a bridal show.
Hope you enjoyed the little mini class 🙂 Happy shoe pouring!! Jennifer 🙂