Those that know me, know that I like to go all out when it comes to events and special occasions, I guess you can say I’m the person that cooks for 20 when we only have 10 staying. So when organising events I get excited and endeavour to make everything myself where possible, right down to the petit four served with coffee.
I recently created these little gems for a couple of Catholic confirmation celebrations, and they went down a treat. I wish I could say I thought of the idea myself; but unfortunately I can’t as I saw something similar about a year back. It was so long ago, that I am unsure who to give credit to, but they are really wonderful and a great way to spark conversation. So I thought I would share the low-down on how to make them. They are super simple, and ready in a matter of minutes.
You will need:
- Black Card (the stronger the better)
- Plain white/ivory paper
- Your chosen verses from the bible (short verses will be better used here)
- Small amount of icing/frosting or homemade edible glue (made with flour)
- Wrapped chocolates (the shape is important if you want to achieve the same look, I also imagine chocolates with a flat bottom and slightly rounded top would also work) I used Gianduiotto.
I cut the black card into 2 inch squares, which I know fit perfectly when using Gianduiotto Chocolate. If you use another brand of chocolate, just check the dimensions, as you’ll need a little visible black border once the chocolates are placed on top.
Type or write your verses into a marked space just less than 2 inches square, print on to paper and cutout. Again if you are using a different brand of chocolate, just check the dimensions, and adjust accordingly.
So now that you have all your pieces you are ready to start building!
Take one piece of card, and add a little icing/frosting or edible glue to one side of the card leaving a little border untouched. Then put two wrapped chocolates on top before it dries. Make sure that the thin pointed sides are touching in the middle.
Then fold your piece of paper in half and add icing/frosting or homemade glue to the back (or directly to the top of the chocolates) and lay the piece of paper on top so that the folded crease falls where both pieces are chocolate are touching.
Let dry and vuola!!
I’d love to know if you find yourself making these, and if you do, let me know how it went, and as always, stay fabulous!