Chocolate is not only a delicious treat,a huge number of people. Also this delicious product can become an ideal material for making gifts for various solemn events. And only at first glance it may seem that such a masterpiece can only be created by professionals. With a certain preparation and skill such figures can be prepared by even amateur masters. The process of creating a chocolate figurine is veryThe original occupation, which gives an opportunity to show their imagination and skills. Also, this work can be done together with the family, which can even more unite you and give your child an incentive to self-development. In particular, if we consider that these figures are not too complicated. Making figures from chocolate To make such figures, stock up with chocolate, all kinds of forms, parchment paper, you can also look for food colors. There are several options for making chocolate figurines. You can choose for yourself the most convenient and understandable. Starting work on creating such figures, you need to melt the chocolate bars in a water bath or in a microwave oven. The amount of chocolate you need will depend on the size of the selected form. If you decide to use a microwave oven, break the chocolate bars into small pieces, counting that 40-50gr of chocolate are heated for about a minute. And for the process of melting to go evenly, you need to stir the chocolate mixture. Many experts recommend using in their work chocolate of foreign origin, tk. Russian is very often badly melt, leaving a lump. If you have chosen a water bath for melting, then crush the chocolate bars and place them in a small saucepan or any other container. The pan should be filled with plain water and brought to a boil. Place the container with chocolate in a water bath only after the fire is turned off and the water cools down a little. Many confectioners say that black chocolate is 55 degrees enough for melting, milk and white do not exceed 45, and on boiling water it can simply be brewed. Do not forget to stir the mixture. This is done so that the chocolate is not burned. If you want to give your figures a glossy sheen, then it is recommended to freeze the chocolate mass after the heating process. After that, repeat the procedure by heating the chocolate to 30 degrees. Separately, prepare the molds. Where it will be more convenient if you get specially prepared for chocolate. But silicone molds will also go down for work. Before you pour the chocolate, they need to be thoroughly washed and wiped. Remember that for this work the temperature of the chocolate should be slightly lower than the temperature of the human body. So that in the ready-made figures there were no bubbles,after the distribution of the chocolate mixture, tap the shapes on the table. This will promote uniform distribution of the whole mixture in form. Now you can put the molds in the refrigerator. At full hardening will take about 15-30 minutes, depending on the size of the figures. To make more openwork figures, use the bakery paper. Fill the confectionery syringe with the melted chocolate and start to execute the pattern on the baking paper according to a pre-prepared stencil. Thanks to this method, the figures will come out thin and delicate. If you need to connect parts of chocolate with each other, similar procedure also do, using melted chocolate. Lubricate the parts in the joints and press them against each other. Making a mold for a chocolate figurinewith your own hands. If you want to create something more original and grandiose, then you can try to make molds for chocolate with your own hands. To do this, you need a certain pattern or impression. Often, it is prepared from ordinary salted dough. Knees it, using a large spoonful of salt, half a cup of flour and a couple of spoons of warm water. Make the dough plastic, but it should not stick to your hands. From the resulting mixture and the required molds will be produced. It is best to use a plastic or rubber object (a children's toy is perfect). It must be attached to the test and squeezed out the corresponding outlines on it. The force of the pressure will depend on how much the three-dimensional shape you want to make. Before this, it is better to lubricate the mold with a small amount of vegetable oil. Fill it with chocolate and hold it a little on the table. After a while, place the chocolate mold in the refrigerator (the chocolate mixture will harden, and the dough will not dry up). As a result, after hardening, carefully remove the dough, without damaging the figure itself.