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I love working with chocolate and candy molding. A local baking supply shop often held classes which I signed up when possible with my schedule. One of the things I learned how to make, then added my
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Holiday Chocolate Pizza

posted at 9/21/2008 5:30 PM EDT
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First: 9/20/2008
Last: 9/26/2008
I love working with chocolate and candy molding. A local baking supply shop often held classes which I signed up when possible with my schedule. One of the things I learned how to make, then added my own touches was what was called a chocolate pizza. these were made of melting chocolate then packaged into a pizza box which was purchased from a local pizza house. I made a couple of these and my husband took them into work early in December to see if there was any interest. I sent him with a sing up sheet so I would know how many to make. I was also a teacher so I worked full time. Much to my surprise they sold like... well, pizzas. I has more orders than I could handle. I began making them from the time I got home until the time I fell into bed.. sometimes late at night for the next day's orders. I never thought they would be such a hit. They are relatively simple to make. I use an 8" round cake pan for the pizza shape, coarsely chopped walnuts for the sausage, a quarter sized disk shaped candy mold for the pepperoni, white and milk chocolate and rice krispies. I would melt large batches of the milk chocolate then mix in the cereal. pour it into pans about 1/4 inch thick, then pop it in the feezer to set it quickly. While it's molding, I use red chocolate for the pepperonies first dotting the molds with small amounts of white chocolate to make the appearance of the pepperoni actual look. they are not solid. I use the walnuts as sausage. When the pizzas are molded, I remove them from the pan, place them in the box, add a few "pepperonis" held down with a small dab of melted chocolate, place a few walnuts and then "squirt" white chocolate all over the top out of a pastry bag to simulate the cheese, which holds down all the ingredients. Very time consuming for the amount I charged. For Valentines day I made them again with a heart shaped cake pan and increased the price to make it worth my efforts. A Christmas tree pan could also be used or any other shape for any holiday. I did this only one year. It was not cost effective for what my time is worth to not be able to do anything else for a few weeks. I think I know how a tax person feels right before tax time! : )

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