I  think knowing how to use candy molds properly is very important since it’s a fast and easy way to decorate your cakes and cupcakes and great for those last-minute surprise orders! Also, all the sweets lovers out there know how a chocolate mold can truly change the entire muffin. Not to mention how incredible they look!

cupcakes with chocolate molds

However, just like everything else out there, even using chocolate molds requires some practice to achieve “finesse.” So, that’s my role here: to teach all my beloved readers how anyone can properly transform a boring dessert into a dazzling one by making chocolate molds. It will surely be incredible! (See also: Apple Cake Pops)

How To Use Candy Molds TIPS & TRICKS

  • First of all, don’t overheat your chocolate. If it burns, you will end up with lumps and that’s useless for using in candy molds.
  • Also, do not over-fill your mold cavities or you will end up with awful blobs. However, I will discuss this later on.
  • Equally important, don’t rush and remove the chocolate pieces before they have completely hardened. If you do not wait until they hardened, unfortunately, they will break/ melt.
  • Moreover, you can make these chocolate decorations months in advance. So, if you get a last-minute cake or cupcake order, you will always have something on hand.
  • Store them in a sealed container at room temperature. Also, make sure to place each chocolate piece on a small sheet of wax paper so that the pieces don’t stick together.
  • There are many brands of chocolate molds/candy molds out there. I personally love the CK molds. Their quality is excellent. Not to mention that their prices are reasonable and they are easy to wash!
  • Don’t grease your chocolate molds with oil sprays or shortening. It creates a peculiar greasy shine on your chocolate pieces and the details of the mold don’t transfer onto the chocolate properly either.
  • Finally, once your chocolate pieces have hardened, don’t use spoons and spatulas to lift the chocolate pieces out of the cavities. That will just damage them. So, keep reading to see how the pieces should be properly removed.
snowflake cupcakes decorated with chocolate molds

What You Need to Make Chocolate Molds

As you probably anticipated already, the essentials for these cute chocolate molds are something every usual baker has in his arsenal:

How to Use Chocolate Molds (Guide with Images)

Step 1:

First of all, put a bunch of candy melts in a squeeze bottle. Then, heat in the microwave at 15-second increments until candies are fully melted.

Also, shake your bottle a little to make sure there are no lumps.

Chocolate Molds: WHAT YOU NEED?

Step 2:

Squeeze melted chocolate into the cavity of your candy mold. Make sure to only squeeze out chocolate in the center.

Don’t start moving your bottle around!

melted chocolate in the candy mold

Step 3:

Stop squeezing your bottle when the cavity is about 3/4 full. Don’t try to fill into the corners! We’ll see in the following part of the article exactly why we should avoid doing that.

melted chocolate in the candy mold 2

Step 4:

Now, hold the edge of your candy mold and gently start tapping it up and down on your table. The chocolate will spread into those empty corners.

The tapping also gets rid of air bubbles. So, you won’t end up with little “dots” on your chocolate pieces.
Once all the cavities are filled with chocolate, place your mold in the freezer for about 10 minutes or until the chocolate hardens.

tapping the candy molds

Step 5:

Place a sheet of wax paper on your table and gently flip your candy mold. Also, give your chocolate mold a slight tap on the top. In this way, the chocolate pieces should just start popping out.

wax paper

Finally, that’s it. You are done!
Use them on your cakes and cupcakes ๐Ÿ™‚

How to Use Chocolate Molds: FINAL ADVICE

snowflake cupcakes decorated with chocolate molds

Now that we are done with the tutorial, let me explain why I kept telling you NOT to overfill your cavities.

cavity that I overfilled with melted chocolate

So, here is a cavity that I overfilled with melted chocolate. See how it looks like a big puddle… Wanna see what that blob looked like after the chocolate hardened?

So, here you go. The snowflake on the left is from the overfilled cavity. You wouldn’t want that to happen on your work, do you?

The snowflake on the right is from the cavity that was only filled 3/4 of the way and then spread around with tapping.

2 different made chocolate molds

Which would you want to have on your cupcakes? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Suggested Read: How To Use A Silicon Pearl Mold

How Do You Use Your Candy Molds?

Finally, that’s about it for today. I hope you found this tutorial and all those tips helpful! Also, please share with all of us your results. Not to mention that I am always open to suggestions: So, how do you use candy molds? Tell us everything in the comments section below. We would love to hear from you!

Happy caking everyone!

You can also learn a lot of tutorials on our website’s tutorial section. Try to discover them and you’ll surely be a pro home-based baker!

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