Ann Reardon

A Chocolate Shoe

chocolate shoe ann reardon

A solid chocolate shoe! Sometimes even I wonder where these strange ideas come from. Somewhere deep in my creative brain, I start thinking about making something. Then it becomes a challenge to see if I can actually pull it off, on camera while filming of course. There are no practice runs in my kitchen. As they say in prep at my youngest sons school, “you get what you get and you don’t get upset”.

 

To make your own Chocolate Shoe you will need:

Chocolate, lots of chocolate!
You could add fruit, nuts or other fillings but if they set at the edge it will obviously change the look of the shoe.
Reusable molding gel (In Australia this shop has it. For the rest of the world I’ve used this one before).
A new shoe, look for one that is very cheap because you may not be able to use it again.
Lego or a container to make the mold in, you could line a box with plastic.
gold lustre dust (optional)

chocolate shoe ann reardon

Use a toothpick or skewer to take off the ouster dust along the joins of the shoe revealing the chocolate colour underneath. This helps define the shape of the shoe. Leave the sole without lustre dust so that people know it is indeed chocolate.

chocolate shoe reardon

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT

I have been busy over the last year planning, writing and overseeing the photography and layout for my first ever cookbook! There are heaps of my favourite dessert recipes in there with a chapter on pastries, ice-cream, yummy cakes, artistic desserts and of course chocolate desserts. Each chapter has its own intro explaining the food science that you'll need to know for success every time. Booksellers where you can pre-order your very own copy: http://bit.ly/ARcookbook


All recipe quantities in the book are in grams, ounces and cups.

13 Comments View Comments

  1. Rating: 5

    One of the times I would gladly put my foot in my mouth

    • Ann

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  2. Rating: 5

    nice!!!!!

  3. Rating: 5

    Hi i am gojng to try make a oreo brownie cake and post a picture of it but is it ok if i email it to you? If yes i will need your email address and phone number. Bye

    • Ann

      Hi Soraya, I you post it int he comments I will see it ?

  4. Rating: 5

    Where do you get the moulding gel from?

    • Ann

      Hi Kiri, there is a couple of links in the above post under things you’ll need – one for Australia and one for the rest of the world.

  5. Rating: 5

    Just realized I repeated Q 1 twice. Sorry!

  6. Rating: 5

    Amazing video! I sometimes just look at them and wonder “Wow. I wish I could have THAT big of an imagination.” I just love it! The idea, the planning and most of all, the chocolate! I am planning to do this as a gift to one of my teachers, and I would like to ask you two things.
    1:
    Can I layer fillings? As my teacher loves salted caramel, peanut, and chocolate.
    And I was thinking that I could do three layers of flavors. Caramel on the top, a milk chocolate ganache then a thick amount of peanut butter
    Amazing video! I sometimes just look at them and wonder “Wow. I wish I could have THAT big of an imagination.” I just love it! The idea, the planning and most of all, the chocolate! I am planning to do this as a gift to one of my teachers, and I would like to ask you two things.
    1:
    Can I layer fillings? As my teacher loves salted caramel, peanut, and chocolate.
    And I was thinking that I could do three layers of flavors. Caramel on the top, a milk chocolate ganache then a thick amount of peanut butter on the bottom.

    Is this possible? I was just wondering because I could make a chocolate shoe shell, but the sole of the shoe would just crack when I tried to open it. At least I think…
    2: What was the brand and size of the shoe you used? It looks perfect for the mold and I can’t find anything like it.
    Thank you so much Ann!
    Keep baking!
    _-Kat

  7. Rating: 5

    Excellent

  8. 72 oz

  9. I think it took around 11 pounds

  10. Rating: 5

    Is 1980g of chocolate how much you used?

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