CHOCOLATE WEDDING FAVORS
Oct. 3, 2009 6:15 pm
Updated: Oct. 9, 2009 8:41 am
Last week my niece was married and I supplied the wedding favors. Making you own favors is easy and much more economical. Here's what I did in case any of you are headed down the isle as bride or mother of the bride looking to cut the cost of the perfect wedding for which I'm anticipating having to take a mortgage out to pay for when my daughter gets married!
Stuff you'll need for 100 favors:
1 1/4 lbs of good quality milk chocolate (Merkens Light is good for melting) $3.49/LB
1/14 lbs of good quality white chocolate (Merkens has good tasting white) $3.49/LB
3-4 heart molds (15 hearts per sheet)..more molds, less time ABOUT $2.00 EACH
200 candy cups (#3 brown) ABOUT $2.00
100 novelty boxes (mini #1230 ,white, 2/1/2 x 1 1/4 x 1) 38CENTS EACH
narrow taffeta ribbon from any craft store
patience. and time.....do not make these the night before the wedding.
a massage...you'll need one if your over 50!..tying all those little bows is hard on the arms!
all can be purchased on line at www.sugarcraft.com or you can find a candy making store in your area.
TIPS; be careful melting the chocolate not to burn it...esp. the white..I always buy extra
-each mold takes about 10 minutes to set ..I put it in the freezer...the mold is ready when it turns cloudy. wipe the mold with paper towel, water and chocolate are enemies.
- Put 2 candy cups in each box with 1 white heart and 1 chocolate heart
- tie box with a nice white taffeta ribbon
-Office Max will print out tags for you for 8 cents a sheet...The right size is half of an address label...
I hand punched them and threaded them onto the ribbon before I tied it.
-if you want to get really fancy, hot glue a sprig of tiny flowers onto the box
One final note: don't leave them on the kitchen table with the sun streaming in...even in winter...been there and done that!!
Thanks for dropping in.