31 July 2013

{Jake Neverland Pirates} Chocolate Tiki

Very early on I decided I should have some Tikis on my Jake and the Neverland Pirates dessert table.
The Tiki allowing Jake to enter the hideout is a key character to the story, and we also get to see the Tiki forest regularly in the show.


From past experiences, I know that kids get crazy for little chocolates in cute shapes, so I anticipated chocolate Tikis to be a success (and so they were, all gone in a few minutes !).

However I was disappointed to realize nobody sells chocolate Tikis online... I could have had them ordered from some chocolatiers on Etsy who do custom orders, but they would have cost me a small fortune (and by now you know I try and stay reasonable with the budget...).

So I started looking for a Tiki mold (which I found on Amazon here) and watching videos on how to temper chocolate, a process I was dreading...
Well I am pleased to report I found the perfect video demonstrating how to temper chocolate WITHOUT a thermometer ! It is so well explained that, believe it or not, I managed to make perfect chocolates the first time I tried !!! (I wasn't so lucky the second time though as I overcooked the chocolate in the bain marie. I would recommend using a microwave instead as shown in the video)

Video from Recipes 4 Us on YouTube.

I hope you will give tempering chocolate a try as it opens the door to so many possibilities and party themes !

Many thanks to Recipes4you for such a good tutorial.

5 comments :

  1. Qué divertidos te han quedado genial.
    Besos

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  2. Thank you for linking up at The Weekly Creative!! We'd love for you to come over to our newest link party: at The Inspiration Network: DELISH- a desserts only link party. Bring your desserts and let's party!!
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    Melanie and Diana
    The Inspiration Network

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  3. Wonderful!!! I'll definitely include those chocolates to my table in my daughter's birthday! By the way, where did you find the wooden Tiki??

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  4. Thank you ! I was very lucky to have a friend going to Hawaii a few weeks before the party and she very kindly brought the Tiki back for me ! However, I have seen similar ones on ebay at a reasonable price, try this link: http://stores.ebay.co.uk/TIKIMASTER-ULTIMATE-HAWAII-DECOR/Tiki-Totems-/_i.html?_fsub=4
    Hope this helps !
    Don't forget to check out the Jake and the neverland pirates Party pictures to see the end result !
    http://www.thatcutelittlecake.com/2013/09/chloes-jake-and-neverland-pirates.html

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