Friday, March 30, 2012

"How To": The Making of the Easter Dino

There are many steps to creating one of the beautiful chocolate dinos in the Cocoa Dolce kitchen. Lets watch as we walk through step by step…

Step One: We always polish our molds with a cotton cloth before we put any chocolate in them. We do this to remove any possible “left-over” cocoa butter that might prevent the final product from releasing from the mold properly. 

Step Two: Some of our molds, including this one, have design indentions in them. We use these indentions as the dino’s spots and paint each of them individually with chocolate.  Since the dino is going to be filled with a different kind of chocolate, you will be able to see the spots in the end.

Step Three: After the spots have dried, we can start creating our shell. We use metal clips to hold both sides of the dino together and this allows us to pour our chocolate into the mold. We then rotate the chocolate filled mold around until the entire inside surface is covered with chocolate.

Step Four: Once the mold is covered with chocolate, we must get the excess chocolate out. We tip the mold over and hit the mold with an off-set spatula, letting the chocolate flow out. 

Step Five: After our chocolate shell is finished, it must sit and air dry. This completes the first cast of our dino. Once it is completely finished drying, we repeat steps 3 and 4 and let it dry and harden into a shell.

Step Six: Once the drying is done, we must create the base for the dino.  We spread a small amount of chocolate on a tray, creating a thin layered bottom. Then we take the mold and place it in the center of the chocolate base. We put it in the refrigerator to finish the shell mold.

Step Seven: After about 10 to 15 minutes in the fridge, we remove the mold and break the excess chocolate off of the bottom. We also take off the metal clips holding the mold together.

Step Eight: The final step. We carefully remove the chocolate dino from it’s mold. If we did everything correctly, it should come out with ease! And you are left with a beautiful hollow DINO!

Isn't Dino so cute?

Here is the Dino in it's finished state...with eggs and all!

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