The other cloud I used was this chocolate cloud lollipop. They are really simple, inexpensive, but really created some great height and interest to the food table. Today I want to run through a bit of a how-to for you.
(You'll have to excuse my photos - nighttime in my kitchen = terrible light!)
1. Download your free cloud template here (following my lab testing, I have modified and 'pretty-fied' for you!). Print out template and place under a piece of baking paper that has been taped to the bench.2. Place dobs of melted chocolate in the main areas of the clouds. By doing small dobs (is this a real word?!) and spreading you create the nice crisp joins instead of it being one big blob.
3. With the back of a spoon, gently spread the dobs to fill the template outline beneath. Pushing from the centre out helps to keep the nice round edge.
4. Place wooden skewer or long lollipop stick in to the cloud. You want it quite high up to help it stay on the stick when it's finished.
5. Spoon a little bit of chocolate over the stick to cover. Smooth as best you can as this is actually the front of your cloud. Leave to set.
6. Next comes the decorating! This is where you can vary to your specific theme - stripes, dots, colour, small lollies etc. I piped 'fly' onto my as it fit my theme best. I did all the one colour in a production line style. (Two bags of Nestle choc melts goes a long way!!)
7. I added accents with another colour. I used Wilton's candy melts as they have great colours. (Aus residents you can get them from here)8. I then stuck mine into covered boxes for my table. Done!
That was a long "how to" for something that is essentially quite simple, but I hope that makes it really clear and easy to follow!
I've thought idea could be used for a kite or rainbow party, or even edible photo booth props! What do you think? What kind of theme can you see these being used for?