Melt the chocolate over double boiler, or in a heat proof bowl set over pan with simmering water. Stir the chocolate until melted and smooth. Remove from heat and stir, until it has cooled a little.Stir in the corn syrup. Mixture will stiffen immediately, this is normal. Stir until completely combined.Scrape the chocolate and wrap it in the plastic wrap and store in the plastic bag.Place the bag into the fridge for several hours. Remove from the fridge and knead until pliable.If it is too hard to knead the whole piece, just cut of small pieces and work with a small piece at a time.At this point you can create anything you’d like, roses, robes, cut out decorations etc. CHOCOLATE DECORATIONS – JEWELS
Silicone mold ( I used the same mold to make sugar diamonds)
White Modeling Chocolate(recipe above)
Luster Dust – more on how to use luster dust can be found here
Lemon/Orange Extract or other spirit that is high in alcohol content, I use McCormick Extacts that are high in alcohol content.
Fill desired shapes with modeling chocolate, put the filled silicone mold into the fridge for a few minutes, this helps a lot, modeling chocolate will get little harder and it will be easier to unmold your jewels and maintaining clean edges. Carefully unmold jewels .Gently place jewels on the wax paper.
Paint with desired luster dust colors.I used Wilton Luster Dusts and McCormick Pure Orange Extract, 1-Ounce Unit (Pack of 6)
I found out that Mint, Lemon and Orange McCormick Extracts have high enough alcohol content therefore are are suitable to use with luster dust for painting purposes.
COOKIE JEWEL ASSEMBLY
little bit of melted white chocolate candy melts
small pastry bag, or a plastic bag
Melt few pieces of chocolate.
Scrape melted chocolate into a plastic bag.
Make a small opening in the corner of the bag.
I love bite size treats, don’t you?