Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Welcome to How To Cook That, I'm Ann Reardon and this week we are making chocolate tools for a home-made easy Fathers Day gift. Now I know that here in Australia & in NZ we don't have Fathers Day until September but lots of other countries around the world have it in June. So I thought I'd get it in early for Australia and on time for everyone else. This week's notification squad shout-out goes to Kaytube, for your chance at a shout-out subscribe to howtocookthat, press the bell to turn on notifications and write "done" in the comments so I know that you have done so. I love my notification squad. Now to make these crazy, realistic looking tools you will need some tools to make the mold from. When making a mold I like to use Lego to make all of the walls because it is easy to make shapes that are customized to the thing you want to make the mold of. You don't have to use lots of your molding gel because you can make it as tight as possible. If you don't have Lego you can use a plastic container instead. Once you've built your container take the tool out and pour in the food-grade molding gel and this just gets melted in the microwave to make it liquid. Then add your tool back in there and it will sink to the bottom, that's what we want. Leave that for several hours to set and then remove the Lego from the outside and pull the mold off, you're going to have to squeeze and squish it until you can get it off the Lego there. The great thing about this stuff is it is re-useable so if you want to make a mold of something else, you just put this back in the microwave and remelt it so it's liquid again. To get the tool out you need to cut around the outside edge just inside the shape of your tool. And this stuff cuts really easily so you can just cut around that. Then remove the top layer. Then loosen the mold around the edges and pull out your tool. Now I'm going to wash all of my molds really well to make sure they're super clean. And then dry it with papertowel because chocolate doesn't like water. And place those molds just on a tray. Melt and then temper some chocolate, if you don't know how to temper chocolate then please watch Chocolate Secrets video first - and I'll link to that below - if you don't temper your chocolate it won't stay firm at room temperature. I've had a few people make things and then in the comments they've said: "it just collapsed at room temperature". That's because your chocolate wasn't tempered, so do watch the other video first. Put the chocolate into a piping bag and pipe it into the mold making sure it goes way into all the little corners. Then bang the tray on the bench a few times just to get rid of any air bubbles. We don't want air bubbles in our tools because then they won't look real. Once the chocolate is set loosen the edges of the mold, flip it over and peel back the mold off the chocolate. And look at that, it picks up all those details, even the brand names of the tools and everything. Now some shapes are harder to get out of the mold than others, if you've got any tiny thin parts like this clamp does, they might snap when you are trying to get them out. But don't worry ... it's only chocolate. So we can fix that just by using some extra chocolate and putting it back into place. Now if you want any of your tools to be more brightly coloured you can of course use coloured white chocolate. Just temper some white chocolate and use oil based food colouring to make it the colour that you want. Then for the top of these pliers I am going to use milk chocolate so that we can make that a silvery colour later. Now to make these look like they are rusty metal and not chocolate, I am using cocoa powder and mixing in some edible bronze luster dust. You can get that from cake decorating shops online. Just brush that all over using a dry paintbrush to make it look more matt with a few shiny flecks in there. For the clamp I am going to brush some powdered black food colouring onto the clamp part. And then use silver luster dust onto the threaded part. And all of a sudden, it doesn't look like chocolate any more. You can use silver on the spanners to make them look new or if you want to use the rusty cocoa powder look. Just play around with it and try to make them look as real as your dad's tools look. Try and make them the same colour so when he sees them he goes" "That's my tools!" and doesn't think it's made out of chocolate. Which will be be all the better for this effect and a shout-out to all the Dads who have taught their sons and daughters how to use tools, I remember my Dad showing me in the shed how to use routers so I could make all sorts of stuff and power tools. I really appreciate that, thanks Dad, it's come in handy. Definitely building the new kitchen it has! For the pliers with the red handle I'm using silver for the top part of it like I said, so that you've got that contrast. And now on the rusty tools you can make them look a bit older by rubbing some black powdered food colouring along the edges, over the writing and along the bits that stick up, then rebrush it with the rusty coloured cocoa powder so that we can just blend it all in so that it looks like it's supposed to be like that, not that we've actually rubbed it on. Repeat that with the other tools until you are happy with the colour and look of them. Then pour some tempered white chocolate onto the counter and spread it out thinly. Once it is starting to set push a scraper along to make curls of chocolate. We don't want perfect curls here, we just want rough curls so it looks like wood shavings, nothing too perfect. Repeat that several times with several blocks of chocolate, so that you have enough to go under your tools. Choose a basket or box to present them in and line the base with baking paper, then pour in some of the white chocolate wood shavings and spread them right out to the edges. Then add the rest over the top. And carefully place the chocolate tools where you want them. I think the wrench is definitely my favourite one. These are so easy to make and make a great Fathers Day gift. Subscribe to How To Cook That for more cakes, chocolate and desserts, click here for the Chocolate Secrets video, make it a great week and I'll see you on Friday.