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    Following the Christmas success of the gingerbread house, I am going to attempt a chocolate house for my twins birthday using the same mould. Does anyone know if I just melt regular chocolate to fill the mould or do I have to add something to it once it is melted to make it hard enough to stand in the house shape?

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    what kind of chocolate did you want to use?

    Milk chocolate has a melting point of 37?c - and will stand on its own - as long as its thick enough (like think a block of chocolate thick) and you can hold the walls together with melted chocolate
    as long as you dont over heat it milk should be fine :-) and allow it to "set" at room temp (as long as its not too hot) to stop the chocolate "swetting"

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    I was just going to use regular milk chocolate, and the mould is pretty thick so hopefully that will be ok. I figured I would let it set in the fridge, but you think room temp would be best?

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    if its not a stinking hot day - yea. chocolate tends to sweat and go cloudy in the fridge
    I'd use oil around the mold to make it easy t get it out too

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    You'd better do a tester and send it to me for feedback.

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    Oil that's a great idea,

    N2l pm me your address and I'll post it over, although I've heard the Australia Post people have a habit of eating chocolate houses that have been posted so I make no guarantees about its safe arrival....

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    yeah, should save the chocolate sitcking - unless you have a minni blow torch thing to heat the mold up to free it...

    now i want chocolate.

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    I'm going to fill it with chocolate toffee eclairs and cover it with jelly beans

    Now, who wants to come and help out at the birthday party on Saturday? 8 kids all attempting to do craft, should be a blast

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    What time's cake time?

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    Use a spray oil.

    Yes to you posting me a prototype. No to me coming to help out

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    I have a canola spray oil, would that be ok?

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    should be fine - as its not flavored.
    and to hold the walls together melt the walls edge and press together

    .. i would love to but its a bit far hehe...

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    I was going to melt some chocolate into a piping bag to stick it together, and to add the jelly bean decorations


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