Have you ever tried rubber stamping on chocolate? This is the time of year when you start thinking about special treats and chocolate is one of them.
You’ll need some cooking oil, store bought chocolates, little paper liners for individual chocolates to sit in and small clear photopolymer rubber stamps. Experiment with different chocolate brands.
1. Place a small amount of vegetable oil on a paper towel and allow it to absorb. Take your choice of a clean, ink free acrylic rubber stamp and dab it in the oil. It is important that you use meticulously clean rubber stamps for this since the finished product will be consumed and you don’t want any ink coming off the stamps onto the chocolate.
2. Heat the surface of the chocolate with a heat embossing tool.
3. Place the oiled photopolymer rubber stamp (without a stamping block) into the melted chocolate. Refrigerate the chocolate with the stamp still in the chocolate. Complete your set of chocolates using different rubber stamp images.
4. Once the chocolate has solidified, bring it out of the fridge and gently peel the stamp from the surface of the chocolate.
5. Package your personalized, unique stamped chocolates in a box.
Add a little colored tissue paper if you like. Be sure to clean your clear rubber stamps with soapy water after ‘chocolate stamping’ as you don’t want any traces of chocolate or oil left especially when you return your photopolymer stamps to use on paper crafts.
That is it! It is easy and it is yummy!
YOU COULD ALSO TRY……..
• Stamping a favorite image in a plain sugar cookie before baking.
• Stamping a flower into fondant, cutting it out and decorating cakes or other goodies with it.
• Stamping a special message in a chocolate bar with this technique for an unexpected surprise. (not the easiest)
Use your imagination in the kitchen, stamp on anything that will hold an image. Remember, if it doesn’t work – you might have to eat it! No matter how unbelievable, enjoy rubber stamping on chocolate and for making other fabulous sweet treats!