Silicone Chocolate House Mold
12-Inch Decorating Bags
10-Inch Cake Circle
I used these products:
4 Bags of Candy Melts yields 1 house
2 lbs of Confectioner Sugar
2 egg whites
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
Candy for decorating. Clowns love candy. Party city is my favorite place to get candy because they package colors separately. They also have the best assortment of Candy Melts.
Step 1: Pouring the Mold
Place your candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl and heat in the microwave for 1 minute at 50% power.
Stir until blended
Spoon blended Candy Belts into silicone cabin molds
Carefully place molds in fridge or freezer for 30-45 minutes or until chocolate is hardened
Step 2: Making the Royal Icing
I followed Cake Journals post about How To Make Royal Icing for Piping and Flooding, but I substituted the lemon with Vanilla Extract. Frosting must be stiff and thick (sorry, mom!) because the house will be impossible to assemble with runny icing.
Step 3: Filling the Piping Bag
The Pioneer Woman has the best picture tutorial on How to Fill a Piping Bag. The coupler she mentions isn't necessary so don't fret if you don't have it. I never use one.
Step 4: Assembling the House
If you want your house to be perfectly centered on the Cake Circle, I recommend using a ruler and a pencil to mark where the sides should be placed. Start by piping the bottom edge of the front house piece and gluing it to the Wilton 10-inch Cake Circle. Prop it up using a small box (I use the Confectioner Sugar Box) while piping the connecting side and bottom edge of one of the side pieces of the house. Attach the side piece to the board and back side edge of front piece. Repeat the same for the other side piece. Attach the remaining back piece of the house by piping its bottom edge and the two remaining unfrosted edges of the two side pieces. Let the frosting dry completely for at least an hour before adding the roof. The roof is tricky because it has a tendency to slide even when you have thick frosting. I let one side dry using cups or any kitchen items to keep it in place before I add the second side. Once the house is assembled, make sure it is fully dried before decorating because the weight of the candy can lead to collapse if it's not ready. I tend to assemble the house the day before I decorate.
Step 5: Decorating
Apply your candy using the remainder of the Royal Icing.