Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Cake class - Sugar Molds and Peanut Butter Eggs

This class was fun because we strayed away from cakes, and ventured into the world of sugar molds. Our teacher gave each of us a giant plastic egg of candy, and told us to use the plastic egg to make a sugar mold.
Having no experience with sugar molds, I couldn't wait to see how this was going to work. We had to bring our molded sugar eggs to class already made.
Here is an example of the finished product. I think this one was my teachers example.
I waited till the last minute, while Meeper spent days trying to create a perfect egg....perfect as in not crumbling...It was frustrating! (-:

Basically you take a cup of sugar and 2 teaspoons of water, mix, and then spread it into your mold. Let it dry for a couple hours and remove from mold. That's the easy part. The hard part is when you have to hollow it out so you can fit a figurine of your choice in it on one half, and the other half needs a "window" so you can see the figurine inside. This part is easier said than done.

Here is my finished product. I did have some cracking, but at least it didn't fall apart. These are just for decorations. I would surely never eat one, even with my addiction to sugar. And I can guarantee my kids will never taste one!

Here are some more examples from my class....

After sugar molds, we worked on homemade chocolate peanut butter eggs.

A super simple recipe that yields delicious results.

Chocolate Coated Peanut Butter Eggs

1 stick of butter (Room temp)

1 box of 10x sugar

1 tbsp. evaporated milk

1 tsp. vanilla

1/2 cup of peanut butter

bag of chocolate chips

Mix all the above with the exception of the chocolate chips. We mixed by hand...not sure how it would be with a mixer. After we got it mixed to a dough like state, we shaped the mixture into eggs. Put the eggs in the fridge to firm for a couple hours.

Then you melt your chocolate chips and brush the chocolate on the eggs to coat them.

We didn't have time or chocolate to finish ours at class, but my family just ate the peanut butter egg part without the chocolate. Go figure!

Delicious! My teacher makes these with the 2nd graders that she teaches so it can be a fun kids project. Of course after the chocolate dries, you can decorate them with icing, but we never got that far. And two notes about making these, you can make whatever size you want, and you can swap the peanut butter for coconut if that more your thing...you can even make them without the peanut butter or coconut! But I am partial to the peanut butter! (-:

As a matter of fact, I might have been the one that ate them all before I even got to the chocolate part, but nobody says I have to admit it to anybody!


Denise @ Sunflowers, Chocolate and Little Boys said...

That looks like such a quick and easy recipe. I might have to make some pb eggs with the boys. Did you see that comercial with the rice krispie treats made into egg shapes and dipped in chocolate and sprinkles? I think I might try that too.....someday, when I can go up the stairs, lol

Lana said...

Those look so fun!! What a neat class!

Shawn said...

Death by a peanut butter chocolate covered egg!

Dee said...

That is so cool! I'm impressed!