Halloween kits to create are here!



A lot of work went into this one.


Rather than one design, this kit has two!



The kit makes both werewolf and pumpkin designs, and even more exciting!


There is enough chocolate to make four 3D designs or eight flat backed chocolate lollypop designs.


There are also accessories in the mould such as stump, stem and leaf for the pumpkin and ears and paws for the werewolf.


There is also a witches hat and black writing icing included in a fabulous reusable tube to pipe in the black dots eyes and fill the mouth and even pink heart sprinkles to add as cheeks or a tongue AND tiny white non-pareils to add highlights to the eyes or teeth to the werewolf.


This kit has delicious milk and orange to create your pops, and enough lolly sticks, bags and ties for you to make flat backed lollies. The bags are big enough for you to put the 3D designs in too.


What else could there possible be!

You can make ALL of the following using this kit with a few additions:


  • flat backed lollies with the addition of the marshmallows provided for extra tasty yumminess

  • cake pops - bake two cupcakes and mix with buttercream or the spare chocolate provided to fill the cavities

  • chocolate biscuit/fridge cake - you can use the recipe of my book (you only need 1/10th of the recipe), or to break it down, use 50g of the chocolate provided to fill four 3D pops mixed with marshmallows provided, and add 1 tsp butter and 1 tsp maple or golden syrup - delicious!

  • Rice cereal treats - use the marshmallows provided, melt, stir in some cereal such as rice cereal, and even stir in a little melted chocolate - the orange provides a real surprise in the middle - and a little butter to stop it getting to firm

The extra chocolate in the kit also allows you to pipe around the join of the cake pops, but I also advise heating a baking tray or plate in the oven on a low heat and placing your filled halves onto the tray to flatten the back, pop the back of the shape into the mould and place the front on top.

Refrigerate it again, then neaten with your spare chocolate if needed.



Did you miss the live product reveal?


Head on over to my YouTube on this link to watch and I even show you the polymer clay items I sculpted for the kit.


I make them in the right colour of chocolate that will be used to get a feel for how the finished product will look.


I wanted more for kids to do with these ktis to make them a project that could even be done over a few days. Thats why I added more accessories cavities to the mould and the black writing icing really gives them the option to choose.


Make-a-long Tutorial


On Tuesday the 26th October, there will be a tutorial on my YouTube that will be at real time so that you can switch on your device and follow along.


All you need to make the kit is:

  • wooden spoon or spatula

  • tea spoons

  • scissors

  • palette knife or regular dinner knife

  • plastic bowls (one per chocolate flavour)

  • cocktail sticks (if allowed - or use one of the lolly sticks and wipe after use)

  • mug or glass to help fill your piping bag

  • The simplest pops can be made by filling the cavities to just below the fill line with the marshmallows provided and then pouring chocolate to fill. Refrigerate, heat a plate in the oven on a low temperature, then fix the two parts together with the stick in the middle. You can use the spare chocolate to pipe over the join.


Optional extras to fill the cavities for 3D pops :


  • 2 cupcakes and a small amount of buttercream to make cake pops or

  • 2 biscuits broken into small pieces, 1 tsp melted butter and 1 tsp maple or golden syrup mixed with 50g of the chocolate and a few marshmallows to fill four of the cavities to make 2 pops

  • Rice cereal to mix with the provided marshmallows which need to be melted in the microwave, mixed with the rice cereal to make tasty rice cereal treats.

Sooooo many options, and it doesn't stop there, you can even personalise them by using food colouring gels and dusts, and even add sugarpaste from your store cupboard to model extras.

These pops would look great inserted into the top of a halloween party cake.


Monthly competition.


Each month, you can make up your kit, take a photo and submit it to rhianydd@dragonsanddaffodils.com to be in with a chance to win the next months box posted free in mainland UK AND the winner gets added to the brand new gallery on the tasty treats page.


YouTube Tutorial


I am afraid this week a very large job landed on my desk and it is still in progress, so a tutorial is not possible this week, but there are currently 73 videos over on my YouTube with lots of ideas to keep you busy this October Halloween half term and there is a short video opening the Halloween kit and a look at the polymer clay sculpts I made to create it. Available as always on my YouTube at 10am on Sunday on this link


Here are just a few! As well as designs from Harry Potter and other useful themes including


  • The Niffler

  • The sorting hat

  • Harrys wand

  • Harry Potter cake

  • Stranger things cake and characters

  • Snail

as well as how to make buttercream, ganache, ganache and ice cakes.




It would be amazing if you could share to let lots know about the Kits to Create and my YouTube channel.


Have a great weekend, and now.............back to work!


Take care

Rhi

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