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Topic: Help needed to make Chocolate Steampunk Cogs / Gears  (Read 3111 times)
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« on: November 08, 2010 02:36:10 PM »

Hiya all!

I've set myself a bit of a challenge to make my boyfriend a steampunk cake for his birthday, I'm on the look out for some sort of mould to create some chocolate gears or cogs etc. I have been searching all over the internet and ebay (UK) and haven't managed to find anything!

Ideally i'd want to just be able to buy the mould ive seen tutorials for how to make your own moulds but i dont really have the money to but all the equipment to be able to to that *sigh* so i'm just wondering if any craftsters could point me in the right direction?

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« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2010 04:24:15 PM »

Here's an idea for you.

Make both a sheet cake (smallish) and a couple of cupcakes out of your chosen cake mix. Cut the tops off of the cupcakes to make them level. Set them upside down on the sheet cake. Carve the sheet cake to look more like the mask that the goggles are on. (Hope that makes sense...)

Then cover with fondant or butter cream. I would suggest fondant to get details.

To make cogs, get some melting chocolate like the kind used to dip pretzels or other holiday sweets. Find a couple of cog designs that you like in different sizes and print them out. Tape that sheet to a flat surface. Take a piece of wax paper. Lay it over the printed cogs so that you can see through them through the wax paper. Melt the chocolates. Put in piping bag. Pipe the cog designs onto the wax paper. Allow to dry. You can then remove them from the wax paper when completely cooled. If you want the cogs colored, you could try some edible dusting powder found in many craft stores. Smiley
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2010 12:24:54 PM »

Oooh excellent suggestion Troublet thank you for replying! Cheesy
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2010 07:29:14 AM »

How about chocolate covered pretzels? You could cover those round ones that look a bit like gears.

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« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2010 08:19:47 AM »

I would definitely go with Troublet's suggestion!

However, if you want to make your own molds, you can use molding starch or corn starch. That's what lots of commercial candy makers use. It's actually not that hard! I made mine from a kit purchased from this site: http://www.gleegum.com/make-gummies-kit.htm but you don't need to order that. You can use household stuff. Here's a tute: http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2010/01/how-to_corn_starch_candy_molds.html

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