Wednesday, August 13, 2014

shark and scuba diver truffles

hey how are you enjoying shark week?
i haven't watched one show yet.

i think it's cuz i feel like the guy in the green suit, which you will see in this post soon enough.

it's cuz one of my kids started school this week, the other one is a teen that starts next week, and so we haveta figure out what she's gonna do, and i headed on back to work M-F myself.

sigh. no more sleeping in since my summer is officially gone but i did somehow get to make something.
let's put on our scuba gear and take a look since it's underwater...
oh molds! how do i love thee?
i love thee to the depths and breaths...ok ok so it's no lie i got this thing for silicone molds.

my sis lives in the big apple and they have the coolest stores there, one being a place called paper presentation.
holy cow what an awesome crazy fun craft store that was! i looked online to see if i could direct you to this mold to get it too but it's not sold at their online shop. boohoo!
(so here's another way to get it here if you want but it is kinda pricey online, unlike the price i got it for.)

imagine my heart skipping when i saw these a few weeks before official shark week so hot diggety into the cart they went!

when i got them home, 
i wanted to do something a little different.
next i made some bluish gray colored candy melt.
and yes it was a messy job but someone's gotta do it.
no worries though cuz once the candy firms up, it cleans up super easy cuz it just flakes away with a little nudge.

btw, is your mask getting fuzzy or blurry?
no worries, i promise you won't drown or nothing, it's just the deep water effect.

ok let's see what's next.
hot diggety again these trader joe's truffles are soooo yummy! 
i was gonna make my own truffle filling but the heck with that when these are so good and already made. 
so i did this:
either shake the mold gently or hit the mold on the counter to smooth out the candy and get the air bubbles out. 
i forgot to take a pic of that for you.
then freeze to firm up and pop them babies outta the mold.
i made the divers the same way i made the sharks with more colored candy melts.
 
 
hmmm...what's that shark complaining about?
well it's about time those sharks knew what it felt like to not be them.
wonder if they saw it coming?

well, the green scuba diver dude reminds me of how discombobulated i feel lately but i don't think i would be comforting a shark.

not with a dismembered arm anyway.













14 comments:

  1. I absolutely love your shark tale and the truffles and I want a big bite!

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    1. there's a whole lotta shark biting going on this week so i figure it's best to just join in. i'm with you too Kim as i'd rather be the one doing the biting! heehee thanks as always for the toothy grin on my face :>D!

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  2. You know, your stories and pics are just as fun as your creations!! And again...an idea you could use in other molds! So multi-talented, aren't you, BBFF? Dona

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    1. oh goodness i dunno about multi-talented but i do know i like to multi-purpose my molds i got. wonder if i'll ever use an ice tray to make ice? LOL i'm so happy you like my silly stories-i can't seem to just write a simple tutorial like the rest of the world? perhaps i am multi nutty? heehee ;>D

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  3. What a creative idea! Wow!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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    1. thank you Jess! i guess you can call them lazy man truffles-lol :>D

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    1. and you're so dang nice Erin thank you! :)

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    1. awww and you're really really sweet Michelle! :)

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  6. Lisa,
    I seriously love these! The molds are adorable, but it's the freaking chocolate in the middle of the truffles that's brilliant! I hope going back to work and the kids going back to school goes smoothly!

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    1. thank you Aida! those truffles are really yummmy! i knew it'd be hard to replicate them if i made them myself :) and as far as school and work goes, i think we'll have it together once June comes-lol! ;)

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  7. Whenever I start one of your posts, I just smile away and hang on for the ride! It usually brings me into uncharted territory. Today was no exception. What FUN!
    I'm checking out that link to the store - thanks!

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    1. and whenever i see one of your comments, i just smile away and hang on for the ride! it's always a lovely one J! THANK YOU!!!!! :>D

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