Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010

Candy Clay Recipe

Here is the candy clay recipe I use to make the card. It is very easy to make !

Candy Clay Recipe


14 oz pkg of Candy Melts.
1/3 cup of Light Corn Syrup (Karo)

Following the directions on the package melt the candy melts. Add the 1/3 cup of corn syrup .It will become very stiff at first. Do not over mix! Turn out mixture onto waxed paper and let set at room temperature to dry. Wrap and store at room temperature until needed. I wrap it in plastic wrap then put it in a zip lock bag. it's better to let it rest over night. It will become hard  knead a small amount at a time until workable. If candy clay gets too soft, set aside at room temperature or refrigerate briefly. When rolling out candy clay, sprinkle work surface with cornstarch or cocoa powder (for cocoa clay) to prevent sticking; roll to approximately 1/8 inch. thick (the thickness of a nickel). White candy clay can be tinted using Candy Color or Icing Color. Knead in color until well blended. Candy Color is oil based. Do not let ANY water get near the chocolate. Candy Clay will last for several weeks at room temperature in an airtight container.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Chocolate Christmas Card

Well, I finally got to work on a Chocolate Christmas Card. If you are not use to working with chocolate ( which would be me ) it can be VERY temperamental. I am in no way a Chocolatier ! Love it, but boy can it be a real pain in the you know what.
I made this card with White Chocolate,.Dark Chocolate and Red Chocolate. You can get them at Michael's or AC Moore's. I also made some Candy Clay. The candy clay worked really well in the Cake machine.  It is made with Chocolate and Clear Corn Syrup (Karo).
The card is 4x7.  The snowman and the joy are made from the Candy Clay.  The poinsettia is made with all  Red Chocolate. The snow going around the card is all White Chocolate. The back round is a Snowflake Cuttlebug folder.I also used MS Pearl Dust.
I used the Christmas Cheer Cart for the Joy, Snow Friends for the Snowman and Joy of the Season for the poinsettia. I did roll out the Candy Clay and cut what I needed and then I took the melted chocolate and put it right on the mat,spread it out let it harden a little then cut out the decos. Thanks for stopping by!







The card is 4x7.  I used the top of a Chinese take out lid filled it with chocolate to make the card .               
I put the chocolate melts in a bowl and put them in the microwave on Defrost for 30 second at a time till they were melted. I then poured it into the lid and let it set up.  

I let the Chocolate settle and dry. While it was drying I melted some red chocolate melts. Poured that onto my mat , let it rest for 5 minutes and then cut out the poinsettias the CC. After they was cut I put it in the freezer for no more than 3 minutes. The cuts came right off and I place them on a piece of plastic. You could use parchment paper or wax paper also.      
 For the back round I used a Cuttlebug folder. I rolled out a piece of candy clay and then put that into the folder and rolled it a couple of times . I then cut it to fit in the center of the card.

The Snowman the boots and the scarf were colored with Wilton's candy colors. I rolled out the colors on the mat and cut what I needed. I used melted white chocolate to make the snow around the edges of the card.

It really came out nice for being the first one! I will make these again. Don't be afraid to try making one you will be surprised how much fun they can be to make and give away!!!