I am a procrastinator. I had this idea in my head for quite a while and now that there are only
two one day s left of school, I figure it was time to start making the gift.
You will need:
-Clay flower pot (.50 at Dollarama)
-Floral foam ($1 at Dollarama - could make two with this package)
-Lollipop and candy sticks ($2.49 and $3 at Bulk Barn)
-Candy lollipop mold ($3.49 at Bulk Barn)
-Different coloured Mercken's wafers . (Bulk Barn - prices vary)
-Gift bag wrap
-Microwavable dish to melt wafers (I use this Tupperware soup mug and it works perfectly!)
We decided to make chocolate lollipops for EVILBOY's teacher because I have been making these for his class for each holiday throughout the year and the teacher loves them. I'm sure you could stick any old thing in the flower pot and make a thoughtful gift, but the chocolates are really cute and very tasty.
These are the wafers you need to melt into the mold. They are very yummy (and very fatty!). They come in many different colours. Each colour tastes the same as well so you don't have to worry about flavour preferences when decorating with these.
Important: Make sure that the wafers do not come in contact with water. If your container has even a drop of water in it, it will contact the oil-based chocolate and burn in one spot. I completely forgot and had a little accident with the purple chocolate (sadly).
When the chocolate is ready to be poured, it will have a consistency like this. If there are lumps in it still, you may be able to stir them out.
Once the stick is in, give it a little twirl so the chocolate covers the whole stick. Once this is done, you are going to want to tap the mold against the counter a few times to get the air bubbles out. This will also cause the chocolate to fill the rest of the mold if you missed any spots in the step above.
When you are ready to change colours, just do a quick wash in the sink (the chocolate comes off very easily) and make sure you dry the container and mold completely (see error above).
Stick your chocolates into the foam. Be very careful when you place these because you cannot move them around too much without wearing down the (yucky) foam.
I looked around my apartment, but unfortunately the only things I could find were leftover Fantasia party items and they were pretty inappropriate. Then I remembered I had some felt in my closet so I cut some felt up and shoved it in the bottom of the pot to cover up that floral foam. I also do not like the feel of felt, so this was also a messy job (as you can see).
(If you can think of a better way to cover the foam, please let me know!)
Of course you can also add a homemade card from your child or a picture or tag. Since EVILBOY had given up and went to bed at this point, we will have to save that step for the morning.
There you have it folks, a fairly simple and inexpensive way to say thank you to a super teacher who has been so wonderful and kind to my family.
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