Wesley turned 5 earlier this month and was sure he wanted a robot themed birthday party. I had no idea just how hard it would be to find party supplies for what I thought would be a popular theme. Rather than pay a high price for custom work, I decided to make my own chocolate robot cupcake topper instead. Wes was so happy to make them with me!
I found an inexpensive robot mold and decided it would be perfect for this project. Because there are 15 robots (3 designs) that can be made with a single mold, I knew two batches is all I would need.
You will want to get the chocolate all the way to the top. Wes used a cookie stick to evening remove all the excess chocolate so you have a smooth back to your robot. Anything with a long flat edge will work.
What did we do with the excess chocolate? Dipped pretzels of course!
No sense wasting all that delicious chocolate and it made a tasty snack for later.
- 1½ cups milk chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon oil
- 1 robot silicone mold
- Melt chocolate chips and oil in 30 second intervals in microwave, just until melted.
- Spoon chocolate into chocolate mold all the way to the top.
- Gently tap mold against counter to remove bubbles.
- Using something with a long flat edge, wooden spoon handle or cookie stick, scrape off all excess chocolate.
- Place mold on small baking sheet and refrigerate until solid.
- Store in airtight container in fridge.
- Place on cupcakes.
This chocolate robot would also be perfect for party favors!
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