I LOVE silicone molds!!! I have a weakness for them. Anytime I see one that I don’t own I have a hard time not buying it! I especially love this new St. Patricks Day Mold that I bought. It has 4 different mold designs: Gold Coins, Pot of Gold, Leprechaun hat, and Shamrock. Today I want to show you the amazing gold coin mold.
Now you can use this mold more quite a few things. You can fill the mold with chocolate and it looks great on its own. You can fill it half way for a chocolate topper for a cupcake, or on a cake. You could put in a light coating of chocolate on the edge and then fill the rest with truffle or cake pop filling. And you can fit a mini oreo (not full size just the mini) in it and have it hidden in the chocolate shell. I am sure there might even be another use that I am not thinking of. If you can think of one comment below.
Here is how I made my coins, and make them look amazing.
You need the following:
Either Luster Dust or Gold Color Mist (You don’t need them all, you can see in the pictures below what they look like and get the one that you like best.) I prefer the Antique Gold Luster Dust.
Here is how to make your amazing coins!
First melt your yellow chocolate, either with a double broiler on a simmer or carefully in the microwave. Never use high heat when melting chocolate or you will burn it and it will be thick and never thin out. When using a microwave I do 30 second bursts on half power a couple times in a plastic bowl (glass will retain the heat more than plastic) and stir between each 30 seconds. After 2 30 second bursts I do 15 second bursts in the microwave and stir between each so I don’t over heat it. You want it silky and runny for best results. When there are only small chunks left just keep stirring and they will melt.
Once your molds are filled and tapped, chill them in the fridge until they have hardened and are ready to come out of the mold. Since they are silicone they are super easy to get out. If you ever have problems getting something out of the mold, flip the mold putting the chocolate side on the table and pull the mold off of the chocolate.
Add them to your cupcakes and enjoy!
Now don’t those coins look pretty cool! Make some coins and share what you do with them!
Here is what you need again: