Cake it Pretty: How to Make Chocolate Olympic Medals
Tuesday, July 10, 2012C Riches
When I was styling the Olympics Inspired Party shoot for Bird's Party Magazine, I scoured the shops for some Olympic Medals party favors but couldn't find any. Then I decided to have a go at making my own medals out of chocolate - 'cause edible favors are totally the best kind, don't you think? :)
Ingredients and Materials: Makes approximately 6 medals
1) Melt your chocolate pieces in the microwave at 30second intervals. Grease your mold with oil pray and wipe excess off with a paper towel (This stops the chocolate sticking to the mold. I used a flexible mold but found this step crucial.), then pour some melted chocolate into each mold. Chill until set.
2) When set, take the chocolate rounds out of the molds and wrap in foil - I found that my kitchen was quite hot, so I had to use thin rubber gloves to handle the chocolate rounds to avoid nasty fingerprints ;)
3) Print out the Olympic Medal Party Tag onto bright white card-stock, then punch them our using a 2.5" paper puncher
4) Secure a looped piece of ribbon to the back of each medal and attach a printable medal tag to the front using double-sided tape or hot glue - You can attach a white circle with he child's name or another medal tag to the back of each medal to hide the glue.
These went down a treat with my kids - They are so easy to make and are great as Olympics Party favors or as game prizes too!
Cristina Riches aka Bird, is the founder of BirdsParty.com. She's also a creative mom of two, published author, graphic designer, magazine editor and unconditional party lover. Her party ideas have been featured on numerous publications such as Forbes.com, CNN Entertainment, Parenting Magazine and MarthaStewart.com; and she's a regular party contributor to PBS Parents, Yum Food for Kids Magazine, Créative Magazine and HGTV.