I just had to find time in my crazy Halloween schedule to get this recipe posted. Our witch themed party inspired me to transform a chocolate dipped caramel apple into a cauldron complete with flames and bubbling brew made out of modeling chocolate. I made my own caramel apples and pushed the stick into the apple at an angle so that it would look like a large spoon stirring the cauldron. I am very pleased with how the final cauldron turned out even though I know I could have made them even more elaborate by sculpting some ingredients for in the pot, like eye of newt, and wing of bat, but my time is limited right now. My list of things to do before our party doesn’t seem to be getting any shorter (don’t know how that is possible, but it sure seems to be the case), so I have to get back to work. Enjoy the recipe.
Chocolate Caramel Apple Cauldron (makes 6-10)
Before you begin, if you aren’t experienced with making chocolate, read my tutorial regarding types of chocolate, how to melt chocolate, and troubleshooting any problems you may encounter. You will also need to make white and dark modeling chocolate and the recipe is also in the chocolate tutorial.
6-12 caramel apples (the size will determine how many you can make)
16 ounces melted and tempered semi sweet chocolate
or melted dark cocoa candy melts/confectionery coating
1 recipe white modeling chocolate (click here for recipe)
1 recipe dark modeling chocolate (click here for recipe)
food coloring/icing coloring (I used neon green, yellow, red, orange)
Special Equipment Needed:
baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a Silpat non-stick liner
For the handle, pinch off a small amount of dark modeling chocolate, roll into a very thin log, cut, and create a circle. Also cut a piece that’s about 1/8″ long. Pinch together the ends of the circle and press the small piece on top of the seam. Use a dab of water to glue the handles to the sides of the cauldron.