What a cool project! I have seen corn on the cob molded, broccoli, sliced tomatoes, and carrots, but I love the idea of a bowl of vegetables that's actually chocolate. It makes such a dichotomy to my senses between tasty chocolate and healthy vegetables :)
|Chocolate Corn made with ComposiMold Mold|
My turn to see. I reached into the freezer and the first vegetable I pulled out was corn, so I used corn for my chocolate vegetable. I poured some frozen corn into a small bowl about a 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Enough to cover the bottom but not so much that the ComposiMold will run in and around all the corn pieces.
We debated whether the vegetables should be glued together or placed in jello or fondant so it would stay in place, but it was decided that we'd lose details that way. And since it's ComposiMold, I figured we could experiment. If just pouring it into a cup didn't work, we could try it again. So the frozen vegetables are in the cup, and they are not glued in position. I could have also coated the corn with vegetable oil as a release agent, but it wasn't necessary.
|Vegetable Mold with ComposiMold poured over the Corn|
We melted the ComposiMold, but after it was melted we didn't pour right away. We let it cool so it was thicker before pouring. This way the vegetables wouldn't float, and the ComposiMold would cool faster before any water reacted with it. After we poured the ComposiMold over the corn, we placed it back in the freezer to finish cooling and to keep the corn and ice from melting.
Then I forgot about the mold. Whoops. Several days later Fred asks me..."so? What do you think?" Sorry! I hurried down to see.
The mold was great. I pulled out the corn. The mold was ready.
I took a piece of tape and wrapped it around the mold to make a little mold box.
|Vegetable Mold with ComposiMold. The tape acts as a mold box.|
I melted chocolate...first green chocolate to make it look like Peas. And then yellow chocolate for corn.
Cooled it in the freezer.
|Chocolate Poured into ComposiMold Mold.|
Pulled out the mold, carefully pulled the mold away from the chocolate. And voila, a chocolate vegetable.
|Green Chocolate Corn or if you squint, Chocolate Peas.|
Thank you Fred for this suggestion! What do you want to see?
Go eat your vegetables.