Chocolate Scrabble Letters (for Scrabble Day!)
I did it! Sort of! This was another attempt at making Chocolate Scrabble letters.
Much improved from my previous attempt a few months ago. Haha! :)
From trying out the scrabble letters a few months ago (eventhough that didn't turn out great, haha!), I learned about using reusable molds, which have helped me create cool things -- like this Chocolate Mint Egg with baby dinosaurs escaping.
April 13 is Scrabble Day, a day to celebrate the popular board game created in 1938 by Alfred Mosher Butts, an American architect.
First marketed in the United States as Lixiko and Criss-Crosswords, the game is now so popular that it is sold around the word in 29 different languages!
The word Scrabble comes from the Dutch word, schrabbelen, meaning to struggle and scramble.
What I did:
- Reusable mold (Composimold)
- Scrabble letters
- Safety pin (not shown)
- White chocolate and dark chocolate melting wafers
- Ziploc bag
- Microwave safe dish
- Dish (dish or tray for the chocolate letters to set)
Making Indentations on Scrabble letters (not shown)
Old school Scrabble letters have indentations in them, which are good for forming molds. They probably weren't thinking of that when they made them. Haha!
Newer Scrabble letters like the one I got have the letters printed on them, so the surface is flat -- you can't tell the difference between the letter and the rest of the tile.
I used the sharp part of a safety pin to carve out an indentation into the letter portion of the Scrabble tiles -- to help form a mold.
Using the reusable mold
I put the letters face-up in the microwave safe dish. Then I put the solid reusable mold on top of the letters and microwaved it for 30 seconds to make it liquid. Then I put it in the fridge to set.
After it set, I got a solid piece of mold with the letters in it.
Somehow one of the I tiles floated around and couldn't be used as a mold. It wasn't a big deal here because I just used the other "I" tile mold.
But then I had to do 2 sets with melted chocolate to get another "I" for my phrase.
I took the letters out and put melted white chocolate in them.
I melted some in a Ziploc bag -- snipped the corner and piped it into the letter mold. Then I smoothed it out with this little bamboo skewer toothpick.
I put them in the fridge to set.
Letter Set #1:
Letter Set #2: for another "I"
Filling in the letters w/ Dark Chocolate
This is the part I still struggle with -- to make it look clean. I melted some dark chocolate and then I smeared it over the letter tiles to get it over the indented part.
Then for the rest of the tile, I used the bamboo skewer to carve off the excess dark chocolate. I also put the letters in the fridge to let them harden and then carved off some more dark chocolate.
RESULT: Success / Fail.
We are good at this. / We are good at this? These Scrabble letters are much improved my first try, but they could be a little cleaner. :) I'll work at it.
Give it a try! We are good at this!