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  • Welcome to How To Cook That, I'm Ann Reardon and this week we are making chocolate tools

  • for a home-made easy Fathers Day gift.

  • Now I know that here in Australia & in NZ we don't have Fathers Day until September

  • but lots of other countries around the world have it in June.

  • So I thought I'd get it in early for Australia and on time for everyone else.

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  • Now to make these crazy, realistic looking tools you will need some tools to make the

  • mold from.

  • When making a mold I like to use Lego to make all of the walls because it is easy to make

  • shapes that are customized to the thing you want to make the mold of.

  • You don't have to use lots of your molding gel because you can make it as tight as possible.

  • If you don't have Lego you can use a plastic container instead.

  • Once you've built your container take the tool out and pour in the food-grade molding

  • gel and this just gets melted in the microwave to make it liquid.

  • Then add your tool back in there and it will sink to the bottom, that's what we want.

  • Leave that for several hours to set and then remove the Lego from the outside and pull

  • the mold off, you're going to have to squeeze and squish it until you can get it off the

  • Lego there.

  • The great thing about this stuff is it is re-useable so if you want to make a mold of

  • something else, you just put this back in the microwave and remelt it so it's liquid

  • again.

  • To get the tool out you need to cut around the outside edge just inside the shape of

  • your tool.

  • And this stuff cuts really easily so you can just cut around that.

  • Then remove the top layer.

  • Then loosen the mold around the edges and pull out your tool.

  • Now I'm going to wash all of my molds really well to make sure they're super clean.

  • And then dry it with papertowel because chocolate doesn't like water.

  • And place those molds just on a tray.

  • Melt and then temper some chocolate, if you don't know how to temper chocolate then please

  • watch Chocolate Secrets video first - and I'll link to that below - if you don't temper

  • your chocolate it won't stay firm at room temperature.

  • I've had a few people make things and then in the comments they've said: "it just collapsed

  • at room temperature".

  • That's because your chocolate wasn't tempered, so do watch the other video first.

  • Put the chocolate into a piping bag and pipe it into the mold making sure it goes way into

  • all the little corners.

  • Then bang the tray on the bench a few times just to get rid of any air bubbles.

  • We don't want air bubbles in our tools because then they won't look real.

  • Once the chocolate is set loosen the edges of the mold, flip it over and peel back the

  • mold off the chocolate.

  • And look at that, it picks up all those details, even the brand names of the tools and everything.

  • Now some shapes are harder to get out of the mold than others, if you've got any tiny thin

  • parts like this clamp does, they might snap when you are trying to get them out.

  • But don't worry ... it's only chocolate.

  • So we can fix that just by using some extra chocolate and putting it back into place.

  • Now if you want any of your tools to be more brightly coloured you can of course use coloured

  • white chocolate.

  • Just temper some white chocolate and use oil based food colouring to make it the colour

  • that you want.

  • Then for the top of these pliers I am going to use milk chocolate so that we can make

  • that a silvery colour later.

  • Now to make these look like they are rusty metal and not chocolate, I am using cocoa

  • powder and mixing in some edible bronze luster dust.

  • You can get that from cake decorating shops online.

  • Just brush that all over using a dry paintbrush to make it look more matt with a few shiny

  • flecks in there.

  • For the clamp I am going to brush some powdered black food colouring onto the clamp part.

  • And then use silver luster dust onto the threaded part.

  • And all of a sudden, it doesn't look like chocolate any more.

  • You can use silver on the spanners to make them look new or if you want to use the rusty

  • cocoa powder look.

  • Just play around with it and try to make them look as real as your dad's tools look.

  • Try and make them the same colour so when he sees them he goes" "That's my tools!" and

  • doesn't think it's made out of chocolate.

  • Which will be be all the better for this effect and a shout-out to all the Dads who have taught

  • their sons and daughters how to use tools, I remember my Dad showing me in the shed how

  • to use routers so I could make all sorts of stuff and power tools.

  • I really appreciate that, thanks Dad, it's come in handy.

  • Definitely building the new kitchen it has!

  • For the pliers with the red handle I'm using silver for the top part of it like I said,

  • so that you've got that contrast.

  • And now on the rusty tools you can make them look a bit older by rubbing some black powdered

  • food colouring along the edges, over the writing and along the bits that stick up, then rebrush

  • it with the rusty coloured cocoa powder so that we can just blend it all in so that it

  • looks like it's supposed to be like that, not that we've actually rubbed it on.

  • Repeat that with the other tools until you are happy with the colour and look of them.

  • Then pour some tempered white chocolate onto the counter and spread it out thinly.

  • Once it is starting to set push a scraper along to make curls of chocolate.

  • We don't want perfect curls here, we just want rough curls so it looks like wood shavings,

  • nothing too perfect.

  • Repeat that several times with several blocks of chocolate, so that you have enough to go

  • under your tools.

  • Choose a basket or box to present them in and line the base with baking paper, then

  • pour in some of the white chocolate wood shavings and spread them right out to the edges.

  • Then add the rest over the top.

  • And carefully place the chocolate tools where you want them.

  • I think the wrench is definitely my favourite one.

  • These are so easy to make and make a great Fathers Day gift.

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  • Chocolate Secrets video, make it a great week and I'll see you on Friday.

Welcome to How To Cook That, I'm Ann Reardon and this week we are making chocolate tools

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