Chocolate Snowflakes and Fairy Cakes

I love following food blogs and one of the very best things about the explosion of food blogging is the wealth of inspiration from all over the world, with individual perspectives, styles and ideas. Whilst I don’t usually use or buy silcone baking moulds, when I saw these peppermint snowflake chocolates on one of my favourite American blogs, Baked by Rachel, I had to try making them.  This is definitely a recipe and a task to bookmark for next year, as these chocolates would make beautiful gifts and there are endless variations and possibilities.

I made these at my friend Jessica’s house and we made the peppermint bark to Rachel’s recipe (she has step-by-step photos on an older post here), but then experimented by adding orange oil to plain chocolate and sprinkling a few hazelnuts over the top. By just making one layer, they obviously turn out thinner too. Dark chocolate and pistachio would work well and perhaps white chocolate with rose petals or lavender flecks too. They came out of the moulds really easily and they tasted delicious!

I managed to find my ‘snowflake silicone mold tray’ on but I am sure you could find them in many independent cookery shops, particularly at this time of the year.

I also made little chocolate cupcakes in the moulds too, which made the perfect after-school snack for the kids. If you have some silicone moulds handy, you might even have time to try making these yourselves before Christmas. Let me know if you do!

Today I’m looking forward to being a guest again on Nick Coffer’s Weekend Kitchen where I will be talking about a traditional Polish Christmas, with wild mushroom soup, pierogi (filled dumplings) and a baked Polish cheesecake. Tune in or listen on iplayer if you can!

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  2. Magnolia Verandah says:

    These look sensational – they look too good to eat – I’ll give them a good go though. Will get onto Amazon straight away to see if I can get some before Christmas other wise I’ll get my sister to send some from Marks & Sparks as suggested by Aga Girls.
    Love them!

  3. Yours turned out fantastic! I love the orange and hazelnut version! It sounds perfect. Wish I had thought of that 😉 And thank you for linking back. Have a wonderful holiday!

  4. I was trying something similiar just in a different form. lol I am actualy making it now. burnt my fingers already a couple of times.
    Lovely post, I ll try it your way too, since I am at it.

  5. These look amazing!! I must get myself one of these snowflake moulds. I’ve been making ‘rustic’ chocolate bark and you’re right – the possibilities are endless! Traditional Polish Christmas sounds great – I love mushroom soup and pierogi – will try to tune in!

  6. These look fantastic. I saw these moulds in marks and spencers but couldn’t think what you would use them for.
    I am sorry I have yet to post about the hamper it is still a work in progress.

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    1. Thank you Elpiniki, lovely blog too, I do enjoy Greek food.

  8. These are just too pretty! Perfect Christmas treat! I love the snowcake molds but they’ll be just as great in my heart-shaped ones! Happy Happy Holidays to you and yours, dear Ren! xo

    1. Thank you so much Jamie. Yes, once you know the process is easy you can make any shaped chocolate at all at home and in any size, they were such fun to make. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season too, I’ll be writing about Chateau de Chanteloup next week!

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