Shower Favors From The Chocolate Goddess
Here is a sweet and lovely favor for your guests to take home from a bridal shower/celebration. I displayed them in a lavender basket that uses flower petals rather than traditional grass, with flower petals glued onto the handle. Although I usually prefer real chocolate, I used vegetable oil based chocolate pieces because they can be obtained in a brighter white color than cocoa butter based ones.
What you need:
Bridal dress shaped molds, I used 2 and repeated the process over a few days
5 pounds of bright white chocolate pieces (I used Merken’s) = 40 pops with the size of my molds
40 lollipop sticks
Luster dust and a fine brush, (I used lavender)
40 clear cellophane lollipop bags
A basket for display, lined with Styrofoam (flower petals to disguise styrofoam and decorate handle), add a bow!
Melt the chocolate discs in the microwave using a glass bowl. Make sure to heat the chocolate on 50% power and stir every 30 seconds. I used about a pound of chocolate at a time.
Then spoon chocolate into each cavity until full. Add lollipop stick making sure it is at least ¾ of an inch into pop. Tap several times to bang out air bubbles.
Refrigerate 30 minutes to harden. Carefully bend mold slightly to loosen pops and invert gently onto rack or cookie sheet.
After repeating process until you have the number of pops you need, brush on a tiny bit of edible luster dust on an embossed section (I did the floral neckline).
Put them in a clear cellophane bag; fasten/seal bye tying a coordinated ribbon, and display in basket.
A wedding favor fit for a goddess!
- Barbara Esatto, The Chocolate Goddess