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Friday, April 18, 2014

MOLDING YOUR OWN EASTER RABBITS AND EASTER EGGS

I COLLECT ANTIQUE MOLDS.  MY FIRST EFFORTS WERE DIRECTED TO RABBITS AND BUNNIES THAT I COULD MOLD FOR CHOCOLATE TREATS FOR MY DAUGHTERS.  

THE COLLECTION QUICKLY SPREAD TO EGG MOLDS AND BASKET MOLDS, LAMB MOLDS AND CHICKEN MOLDS.  NOW, OF COURSE, THERE ARE SANTA'S AND OTHER HOLIDAY MOLDS AMONG MY EASTER MOLDS.  HOWEVER, I STILL LOVE THE EASTER MOLDS THE BEST!

I LOOKED ON PINTEREST TO SEE IF THERE WERE ANY MOLDS PINNED AND LO AND BEHOLD, THERE WERE A LOT.  

BELOW ARE SOME OF THE EGG MOLDS THAT I FOUND.









I HAVE THE TWO-PIECE SCALLOPED SHELL EGG MOLD LIKE THE ONE BELOW.

 

THIS EGG WAS LISTED AS A CHOLOLATE MOLD.  WHILE CROCODILE TEXTURED EGG MOLDS ARE COMMON, THIS IS A VICTORIAN ICE CREAM MOLD.

 

RABBIT OR BUNNY MOLDS ARE THE MOST COMMON.  





BY THE WAY, THE BUNNY MOLD, BELOW,  IS LISTED FOR $4000.00 ON THIS SITE:  http://www.victorianchocolatemolds.com/BunnyAntiqueChocolateMolds.htm


THESE LARGE RABBITS TAKE A LOT OF CHOCOLATE TO FILL.  

BOOK MOLDS WERE FILLED EVENLY BY CENTRIFUGAL FORCE WITH MACHINES.  THESE MOLDS SHOWN BELOW DIDN'T USE AS MUCH CHOCOLATE BECAUSE THEY PRODUCED SMALLER RABBITS.


RABBIT MOLDS CAN BE FOUND WITH THE RABBITS PARTICIPATING IN ACTIVITIES THAT MIGHT BE MORE HUMAN OR EVEN FANTASTICAL THAN ANIMAL!









 
THE ABOVE MOLDS WERE USED FOR INDIVIDUAL TREATS.  THE BOOK MOLD, AGAIN, WAS USED COMMERCIALLY TO MAKE MANY TREATS AT A TIME.


THERE WERE CHOCOLATE POST CARDS, TOO!



I HAVE THE ONE ABOVE!   I ALSO LOVE CHOCOLATE BASKETS TO USE AS INDIVIDUAL FAVORS AT OUR EASTER DINNER.  THEY WOULD BE FILLED WITH JELLY BEANS MOST LIKELY, OR IN THE CASE OF OUR DAUGHTER, BRACH'S MALTED MILK BIRD EGGS.  (I HAVE ALSO MOLDED SUGAR IN THESE, BUT I THINK THAT THE HIGH MOISTURE IN THE SUGAR IS HARD ON THE SILVER.)

NOW FOR MY COLLECTION!







AS YOU CAN SEE, I AM NOT PARTIAL TO INDIVIDUAL, BOOK OR FLAT MOLDS.  I LOVE THEM ALL!  (ALSO VICTORIA ICE CREAM MOLDS, BUT THAT IS ANOTHER POST!)

I DON'T NEED MANY MORE MOLDS, BUT I DO LOVE THIS ONE.  I AM NOT FOND OF "CUTE BUNNIES."  I LIKE REALISM SO HE SHOULD BE IN MY COLLECTION!

IF YOU HAVE ANY EASTER MOLDS, YOU STILL HAVE TIME TO MOLD SOME TREATS FOR YOUR CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN, FRIENDS OR HUSBAND!  

SEND ME A COMMENT ABOUT YOUR MOLDS AND FAVORITE CHOCOLATE TREATS!