CHOCOLATE balloon dog How To Cook That Ann Reardon


Welcome to How To Cook That I’m Ann
Reardon and today I’m attempting to make a balloon dog out of chocolate! That’s
right completely out of chocolate! So to start with let’s make an actual balloon
dog so that we can figure out our dimensions and where everything should
be in all the angles. So let’s pump up a balloon. This bit here is going to become
the nose and that’s about how long I want the nose to be so then I want the
ears to be about that big so we’ll twist there, bend it and then we’re going to
squeeze in the middle here squeeze it together and then twist there. So that
gives you your nose and your two ears. then we need a neck and the two front
legs so we’ll twist that about that long fold it and then twist that together at
the bottom of the neck there and then we need to turn our head so that that’s
facing the right way. Now we want to body and the legs need to be about the same
length as they were at the front so I think around about there … fold that and
twist it there which is gonna leave our tail way too long on this dog 🐕 even if I
make the body shorter I think the tail is gonna be too long. I think the legs
actually need to be longer it looks all out of proportion
… the tail looks too long the body looks too long and the legs look too short. Now
we don’t want to do all the work of making a chocolate balloon dog and then
ending up with something with weird proportions like that one had so it’s
important that you decide at the beginning how big each segment needs to
be so that you can make each piece the right length so that when we put it all
together it looks like a proper balloon dog. We are actually getting a dog in the
Reardon household a real live one not just two chocolate one. We pick up a
puppy tomorrow we’ve been waiting so long for it to be old enough since it
was born 🐶 if you’d like me to do a separate midweek video so you can
actually meet our puppy then I’m happy to do that just let me know in the comments
so I know whether you would like that or not. So I’ve got my balloon model but I
still think the tail is a bit long so I’m just drawing here exactly what I’m
after. now in real life the balloon is 3.7 centimeters wide but on my diagram it’s only two centimeters so that means
two centimeters equals three point seven centimeters or one centimeter equals
one point eight five so now we can work out the rest of our proportions. I’ll put
this picture up on the howtocookthat.net website for you so you don’t have to do
the maths. Now that we’ve got the dimensions sorted now I’ve got to figure
out how to make that out of chocolate 🍫 let’s put some compound chocolate into a
bowl and melt it in the microwave just thirty seconds stir 30 seconds stir
until it’s melted and there are no lumps pour that chocolate into a bottle and
then pump up a balloon twist it to stop the air coming out and then you want to
put that over the top of the bottle which I don’t think we’re gonna be able
to do just because it’s such a little balloon. Normal balloons would fit over
this we’re gonna need a smaller necked bottle. Attempt number two I have put
the chocolate into a sauce bottle which has a little top on it so now we can
pump up the balloon again twist the top and put the balloon over the nozzle of
the sauce bottle. Then we can just let it untwist and decide on how long a piece
we need … measure that with the ruler and give it a twist. Now gently squeeze on
the bottle to get the chocolate into the balloon. Now I can feel that balloon
getting heavier so I know the chocolate is going in … double-check the length
that’s looking good and now I just need to tie a knot in the end … knots are always 💥chocolate everywhere! Attempt three on one of my other videos
that have balloons there were three very intelligent people … calling out Babette
Williams Serrot Spikester and Piper who all suggested trying to see if
putting a balloon inside a balloon made it stronger so I have been trying for
the last ten minutes to try and put a balloon inside a balloon … which because
on this video I’m using long skinny balloons seems virtually impossible but
I have discovered that if you inflate and then deflate the outside one it
makes it bigger and if you fold the inside one in half you
can slide it in fairly easily. Add in the chocolate now that’s feeling much
thicker and much stronger this time now to see if I can tie a knot it actually
because it is thicker and stronger seems like it’s going to be really hard to do
because there are the two balloons … 💥 aghhhh nuts! I’ve got to clean up all the chocolate
again! Attempt number four I like the strength of the double
balloon I think that could be a winner … the problem comes when I’m trying to tie
the balloon so this time I’m going to attempt clamping it instead of tying it.
so I’m going to tie a knot in a balloon at the place where I was twisting it to
get the right length and clamp that into place, then pump up the balloon and check
the length that I want it to be on the ruler. I’ll let it down a little bit just
to get it just right and then add the chocolate into the balloon and then
instead of trying to tie a knot this time I’m just going to twist it at the
top and clamp it. Now the chocolate is all in one spot that we poured it into
the balloon so now we need to tip it upside down and make sure the chocolate
is spread all around and everywhere and I’m really hoping that this doesn’t pop
as I do this! Keeping on going making sure that it’s everywhere so we don’t
have the chocolate just on one half of the balloon and then put it into the
freezer so that it sets quickly and it doesn’t pop. You need to repeat that of
course with all the other pieces that you need. I got a bit bored of putting
balloons inside balloons as simple as it was it was a little bit tedious so I
wondered now that I’m clamping it maybe I could just use a single balloon
instead of double and it was looking pretty good until I turned off the
camera and then it popped 💥 So as tedious as it is you do need to
use double balloons to make a balloon dog don’t try this with single balloons
unless you really enjoy cleaning chocolate off from around your kitchen!
Last time I use balloons someone did ask me about the talc inside the balloons … if
you want to you can wash the outside of your balloon really well and dry it and
then turn the inside out to get rid of any talc that
could be on the inside of the balloon once those are set run a blade down the
underside. The outside balloon will just come right off and then the inside
balloon you can just peel that one off as well. This is a satisfying part of the
process peeling the balloons of all the chocolate pieces and you need 10 pieces
altogether plus a little bit for the tail and to make that I just used an
uninflated balloon and now I’ve got to figure out how to join these all
together and can I make the dog stand up? So to start with I think we’ll take the
two legs and join them together. To do that I’ve just heated a baking pan in
the oven so I can just put the flat side of the balloon well they’re not balloon
the chocolate onto the pan and let it melt that side and then join the two
pieces together. We’ll need to do that of course for both pairs of legs and the
ears as well. The ears on the top of the balloon dog are quite flat so I’m just
going to melt off that little bit that’s sticking up as well just to make sure
it’s a hundred percent flat on the top there. The tail sits in with the legs
it’s quite sort of jammed in there because it’s a balloon so I’m going to
use the corner of the pan to melt off the extra bits of chocolate that are
there so I can make the dog’s tail sit nice and close to the legs. Do the same
for joining the front legs and the body and for each join check the angle on
the actual balloon dog to make sure you’ve got it on the right angle. So now
we have the body and the front legs and the back legs and the tail and we just
need to join those two pieces together and I’m gonna use some melted chocolate
for that join and instead of trying to melt it on the hot pan because it’s
getting a little bit intricate in there. I forgot to make a nose for my dog
that’s really important it’s gonna need a nose. Push some chocolate into the tip
of a piping bag and just leave that to set then take off the bag and cut a
short chunk off at the tip and then cut that very pointy bit off too. Now pipe a
dollop of chocolate onto some baking paper and add the
he’s pushing it down slightly so you get that perfect circular rim bit like the
rubber rim on the top of a balloon. Use some fabric to make a supportive bed for
your dog so that you can hold the head in the right place while it’s setting.
Add some melted chocolate into that join and then push the neck into place. Then
use a little bit of melted chocolate to add the dog’s nose into place and then
once that’s all set lift up the dog and put the feet onto a
hot baking tray to make sure it has a flat base so it can stand up by itself 🐩
Now I’ve never seen a chocolate colored balloon before so let’s dust this dog
with edible gold luster dust just gently brush it all over the dog. This luster
dust just kind of floats through the air as you can see there I had to clean my
camera after filming this because it had a light dusting of gold all over it!
Make sure you do put some baking paper on the counter to make the cleanup
process easier … and it’s done yay!! A balloon dog made entirely out of
chocolate. This would make a great gift if you boxed it up nicely to give to
someone especially if there were a Jeff Koons fan with his balloon dog
sculptures. Those ones are a little bit on the
pricey side so instead of giving them a resin one you can give them a chocolate
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