For Easter, I made a sorbet pie that was chocolate sorbet layered over raspberry sorbet with a chocolate graham cracker crust. For decoration, I used a parade of chocolate ladybugs filled with chocolate rum sauce. (They were yummy!)
For my sister--who does not like raspberry and is straight-edge and so avoids alcohol--I made a mini-pie with chocolate sorbet over chocolate graham cracker crust. Her ladybugs were filled with plain chocolate sauce, which unfortunately froze solid. (But it's the thought that counts, right? :^D)
For Mother's Day, I treated myself to some new molds. I didn't really like the Mother's Day molds they had, so I went more for a summer theme. Here is a sampling of the results.
Butterflies and snails; the snail shells require a bit more practice:
Butterflies and mushrooms that came out with very pretty (i.e. colorful) results:
And my personal favorites: the happy daisies! It often happens that the simplest designs turn out the best. These are the easiest to make but ended up with a very clean look, imho, compared to the others. But the leaves allowed a bit of experimentation with two colors of green chocolate, making things a bit more intricate.
All of this--along with about two dozen filled candies--I put together into the final project. The basket was prettied up with some checkered ribbon, some silk flowers, and a cream-colored cloth napkin (that came from Target...shhhh....) I was hoping to go for a summery, picnic idea. The first shows the detail of the basket decoration better:
While the second shows the finished presentation of the candy, with all the plain, boring ones hidden beneath:
And for you Feanatics out there, a special treat: a star of Feanor, done with fire coloration. (I'm going to try to blend the colors better next time, but this time, I simply wasn't brave enough):