Christmas isn’t complete without some amazing themed desserts! These Modeling Chocolate Christmas Toppers for Cookies are great for any party you go to or simply as a special gift for everyone.
Every day for the past few weeks, I’ve walked by a baking sheet lined with my modeling chocolate designs and couldn’t help but smile. Each decoration has it’s own charm and I really do love them all. When I look at the picture above I see so many possibilities. I’m not sure of the exact mathematical calculation but if you have twelve different designs that can be attached to twelve different sweets, that’s a lot of combinations.
I would never have imagined, before I began this project, that so many Christmas designs could be made by starting with a simple egg shape. Every Christmas decoration I looked at over the past month was scrutinized, trying to see if it was a candidate for this project. I did have a few failed attempts, some of which were totally revamped and did actually make it into the series, while others had to be scrapped.
Here are two that didn’t make the cut. Although I thought my attempt at making an angel worked, my husband didn’t. He just didn’t get that the girl pictured above was an angel. He thought she looked like she was wearing a headband, not a halo, so she was replace by Mrs. Claus. At least the angel design came together quickly, so I didn’t feel I wasted a lot of time. That cannot be said of the sled dog design. I spent four hours trying to get this one to work out, but I just didn’t like anything I did. I tried so many techniques to get the dog’s fur to look right, but in the end just didn’t think he was cute enough for Christmas.
If you’d like to have the ultimate guide to working with Candy Clay (modeling chocolate) be sure to get your printed or e-book copy of Candy Clay Creations. This 102 page book is filled with tips and tricks for making and working with candy clay along with 17 step-by-step tutorials for decorating cupcakes, cookies, and more using candy clay. It’s a fantastic resource for anyone who wants to make festively decorated treats.
Be sure to check out all my fun Christmas Recipes!