Tuesday, September 25

FOUND | Spinning Leaf - Cookie Molds

I'm super excited to share with you some awesomeness today.
If you like getting creative in the kitchen...
then you are going to love Spinning Leaf...
a fabulous company specializing in the designing and manufacturing of Chocolate Molds and
Culinary Stencils.

I discovered Spinning Leaf about a month ago...
when searching for some fun ideas for crafting in the kitchen.
I fell in love with their assortment of cookie and chocolate molds.
I can't say enough how head-over-heels I am with the high level of quality put into producing these products.
They are awesome to work with.
Take a peek at what I created over the weekend...



RIDICULOUSLY CUTE CHOCOLATE-COVERED OREOS
(and mini chocolate covered peanut butter Ritz crackers)


Start with your choice of adorable Spinning Leaf cookie molds
 Spinning Leaf Sandwich Cookie Molds: Ghosts, Skulls and Spiders 


Let's start with
BEGINNER LEVEL • BASIC ROUND COOKIES
CHOCOLATE COVERED MINI RITZ PEANUT BUTTER CRACKERS
Melt your choice of chocolate and fill mold cavities approximately 1/3 full

TAP AND ADD
Tap the chocolate-filled mold on your work surface to remove air bubbles and to help the chocolate settle.
Add one mini ritz cracker to each cavity and press gently until the chocolate begins to peek over the top of the crackers.
Don't push too hard - you don't want the cracker visible from the top on the finished treat.

COVER AND TAP
Cover the ritz crackers with additional melted chocolate.
Tap lightly to remove air bubbles and for a smooth finish.

HARDEN AND RELEASE
Allow chocolate to harden in the mold.
Refrigerate hardened chocolates in the molds for a little under 10 minutes.
Turn the molds upside-down and press gently for the chocolates to pop out.



INTERMEDIATE LEVEL • GHOST-THEMED
CHOCOLATE COVERED OREOS
Start by filling the eye and mouth cavities of the cookie mold with black melted chocolate. 
Using a small paint brush for these chocolate details works perfectly. Tap molds on work surface to smooth chocolate.

SECOND LAYER OF CHOCOLATE
Once the eye and mouth cavities have cooled and hardened...
fill the cavities 1/3 full with COOLED melted white chocolate.
This will prevent the two chocolate colors from mixing/melting into one another

ADD OREO COOKIE AND TOP OFF
Tap the chocolate-filled mold on your work surface to remove air bubbles and to help the chocolate settle.
Add one Double Stuff Oreo Cookie to each cavity.
 Press gently until the chocolate begins to peek over the top of the cookies.
Don't push too hard - you don't want the cookies visible from the top on the finished treat.

COVER AND TAP
Cover the Oreo Cookies with additional melted chocolate.
Tap lightly to remove air bubbles and for a smooth finish.

HARDEN AND RELEASE
Allow chocolate to harden in the mold.
Refrigerate hardened chocolates in the molds for a little under 10 minutes.
Turn the molds upside-down and press gently for the chocolates to pop out.





ADVANCED LEVEL • SPIDER-THEMED
CHOCOLATE COVERED OREOS
Start by filling the spider details of the cavities of the cookie mold with black melted chocolate. 
Using an extra tiny paint brush for these chocolate details works perfectly. Tap molds on work surface to smooth chocolate. 






IMPERFECTION
Although only ONE spider turned out "perfect"
I actually like the aged/textured look of the "imperfect" spiders.
I think it makes them look even more creepy...

Fun...right?
Are you itching to get your hands on some of these incredibly fun cookie molds?

I absolutely LOVE that I stumbled upon Spinning Leaf...
they are a family-owned and operated small business...
with high quality products and service. 
You know I LOVE that!!

AND...
they are incredibly generous too...

Listen to this wonderful offer from Spinning Leaf...

From now until October 31st...
Spinning Leaf has decided to offer an incredible savings to all Pen N' Paperflowers readers/fans.
They are offering a 30% discount for anything on their site.
the biggest discount they offer. EVER. (and typically only twice a year). 

To take advantage of the huge savings...
Use this coupon code at checkout: pnpflowers30
Offer expires: October 31st.

If you thought that was generous enough...
Things only get better.
Spinning Leaf has decided to giveaway a total of EIGHTEEN molds
to THREE different winners here on Pen N' Paperflowers.
That means THREE of you will win...
SIX.
molds.
each.

Yes...I said 
6 molds for 3 different winners.
How awesome is that!?

Use the Rafflecopter app below to enter.
Contest starts today: Tuesday, September 25th
Contest ends: 12:01 a.m. - Friday, September 26th
Winners to be announced Friday, September 26th
Open to US Residents only...


CONTEST NOW CLOSED.
WINNERS ANNOUNCED BELOW!!
(Thank you for participating everyone - and thank you Spinning Leaf for sponsoring the giveaway!)


Be sure to check out and "Like" Spinning Leaf's Facebook Fan Page.
You'll also find step-by-step tutorials on the Spinning Leaf website...

Hoping you've been inspired to get creative in the kitchen...
Happy chocolate-cookie mold making, friends. *wink*

KEEPiNG iT REAL
I do NOT recommend the spider mold if you are a novice. 
It was SUPER hard and time-consuming.
It took me 15 minutes per spider cavity - just to paint the chocolate spider details.
It takes tremendous patience and focus.

But guess what's so awesome...
The folks at Spinning Leaf actually warned me of the "expertise level"...
prior to shipping the molds out. 
Just one more thing to love about the company...
their honesty.

30 comments:

Donna September 25, 2012 at 11:15 AM  

I am having a fairy and pirate party for my daughter and I must have the Jolly Roger Cookie Mold

Gemma Smith September 25, 2012 at 11:33 AM  

I am LOVING the LOVE cookie molds! perfect for a homemade gift for my husband =)

staci @ lizard n ladybug September 25, 2012 at 1:22 PM  

I LOVE the mini Ritz cracker treats!!!

Vickie Heydenreich,  September 25, 2012 at 1:44 PM  

Wow, I love the cookie molds. The Christmas themed molds are AWESOME!!!

jp93 September 25, 2012 at 1:59 PM  

I love the Halloween molds--especially the candy corn cookie mold. I also love the bride and groom molds.

jp93 September 25, 2012 at 2:05 PM  

I would love to see some Egyptian themed molds-- maybe a pyramid, ahnk, egyptian eye design, etc... for an upcoming party theme I am working on.

Anonymous,  September 25, 2012 at 2:13 PM  

I love the cookie molds, can't pick a favorite! dianagashwiler at hotmail.com

Kristin,  September 25, 2012 at 3:48 PM  

So glad to have found you! My son's birthday is next month (10/30) & I bet he would LOVE to give the skull cookies to all of his friends!!

Athienna September 25, 2012 at 4:15 PM  

I am loving everything. How neat to spice up a cookie!

Kaitlin Boles September 25, 2012 at 6:48 PM  

I absolutely love the bride & groom, candy corn, happy birthday, football, christmas tree, peppermint candy, turkey, winter snowflakes, spooky pumpkins, and many more! Thank you for an awesome giveaway! Good luck to everyone who has entered!

SwishDesigns September 25, 2012 at 7:30 PM  

I love the heart mold, all the halloween molds (bat, spider, and my fav: candy corn), and the snowflakes!

SwishDesigns September 25, 2012 at 7:31 PM  

I wish they had non-scary pumpkins. The jack-0-lanterns are cute but not so much for my kindergartner's classroom.

Great Gatherings September 25, 2012 at 7:51 PM  

I love the ghost and large round mold! So cute for school Halloween parties!

Nedra September 25, 2012 at 7:55 PM  

I think these are absolutely amazing, and have wondered for so long how to get such perfectly shaped chocolate on the cookies. Had a DUH moment as I read through the post.

I LOVE the 4 leaf clover mold, and also the Party Stars Sandwich Cookie Stencil (I love stars!!)

Daniela,  September 25, 2012 at 8:02 PM  

i love Spinning leaf molds! I have the christmas ones and love them!

Barbara C September 25, 2012 at 8:07 PM  

My daughters would love these! All of the designs are spectacular!

Anonymous,  September 25, 2012 at 8:54 PM  

Love all the Halloween cookie molds!!
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Anonymous,  September 25, 2012 at 8:56 PM  

Would love to see a carousel style cookie mold.
vtkerr@hotmail.com

AZLB September 26, 2012 at 12:08 AM  

totally would do the winter snowflakes for snow in Arizona!!!!

Kay K September 26, 2012 at 1:11 AM  

Thank you Pen N' Paperflowers for sharing your talent with us. I agree with you that the molds of Spinning Leaf are awesome. My favorite mold would be the Teacher Appreciation Sandwich Cookie Mold. I am a Kindergarten Teacher and would love to give darling cookies to my fellow Teachers as a thank you gift. I give the Teacher Appreciation Sandwich Cookie Mold an A+. Thank you for the giveaway.

selphishgirl September 27, 2012 at 12:30 AM  

Where do I start.....the peppermint candy mold, the snowflake, the L-O-V-E letters, the conversation hearts...they are all so cute! Thanks for the chance to win!

valerie2350 September 27, 2012 at 3:30 AM  

like the mini kiss and the four leaf clover

Anonymous,  September 27, 2012 at 10:12 AM  

Any of the sports-themed cookie molds are great!
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Anonymous,  September 27, 2012 at 10:17 AM  

Any castle/kinights theme molds would be great to see.
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Donna @ Party Wishes September 27, 2012 at 1:28 PM  

The snowman mold will be perfect for my daughter's class holiday party!

Emily September 27, 2012 at 3:33 PM  

These are adorable! I hope they are as easy as you made them look!!

Tanya P. September 27, 2012 at 5:42 PM  

I love the daisy and the flipflop! Would love to try these with my 11 year old daughter.

Tanya P. September 27, 2012 at 5:48 PM  

I can't think of a mold that they haven't covered even though I'm sure there are some! Would love to try any of them!

Anonymous,  September 27, 2012 at 9:53 PM  

I so much love the
Flip Flops Sandwich Cookie Mold. Maria1272@aol.com

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