Chocolate lovers rejoice! Today I’m going to show how to make chocolate flowers — an easy gift idea that will be a HIT!
Have you ever visited the store or site called Terrain? I stumbled upon it a few months ago and loved it. So, of course, I get their e-mails. They sent one out with Mother’s Day gift ideas and it caught my attention. It featured a small variety of White Chocolate Flowers. And then (as a DIYer), I thought it might be something I should try myself. I mean, why not?
I started by perusing Amazon for silicone flower molds. Many said they were good for resin or fondant. So, I read all of the descriptions very carefully to be sure they would work for chocolate and that the sizes weren’t too big or too small.
I finally decided on a couple of molds, bought some chocolate and went to work. Success!!! Woo-hoo.
It worked perfectly — so today I’m sharing what I used and how to make chocolate flowers in about 20-30 minutes.
Supplies for Chocolate Flowers:
Melt chocolate according to instructions on packaging. I warmed up smaller batches of the chocolate in sandwich bags. The chocolate tends to harden quickly, so this made it more manageable.
Cut corner of sandwich bag off and squeeze chocolate into the mold.
Tap the mold onto your counter or table, to smooth the chocolate out and eliminate air bubbles. Note: Air bubbles will be present nonetheless, so don’t stress about it. As the chocolate settles, you might have to add some more chocolate, so proceed as necessary.
Allow the chocolate to cool and solidify. You could let them sit at room temperature overnight; however, I chose to place mine in the freezer for 15-20 minutes. This works very well for those of us who are impatient (haha). Have a small plate or tray available to place the molds on if you are placing them in the freezer.
Carefully remove the chocolates from the mold — and that’s it! Easy peasy, right?
Supplies for Packaging:
Box (preferably with lid)
Kraft Paper Shred Filler
Gift Tag, optional
Place three, four or as many of the chocolate flowers you’d like to give in a box. I LOVE these boxes and had them on-hand, so I put them to good use. However, these square boxes are similar to the ones I saw on Terrains website.
Place some kraft paper shred filler into the box. Add chocolate flowers and place lid on. Another option for a gift box would be to use a square jewelry box (without the lid) and slide it into a clear treat bag and tie it closed with ribbon. This will work best if you’re in a time crunch. I’m 99% sure you can purchase a kraft jewelry box at Michael’s or Hobby Lobby too!
The finishing touch? How about wrapping up your package with ribbon and maybe adding a gift tag!
And you’re done! Now it’s time for gifting this adorable-ness. I think the giver and the receiver of these chocolate flowers are both going to be pretty excited. What do you think?
This sweet treat is perfect for Mother’s Day, Birthdays, Just Because and more!! Enjoy.