Fail And Therapy In Color

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I failed this week.

Badly.

And then I recovered.

Quickly.

This is the whole story…

 

It all started with my sincere intention to show you a tutorial for the most adorable project I have stumbled upon recently – lovely chocolate cups.

 

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There were supposed to be many colorful balloons that are dipped in melted chocolate and the chocolate is then let to firm up resulting in the, already mentioned, most adorable chocolate cups.

Theory sounded easy enough.

 

 

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But… BUT (!)… after a short briefing from my boyfriend about the dangers of putting warm chocolate and rubber balloons together I ended up wrapping the balloons in plastic foil. Just to stay on the safe side, you know.

 

 

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Though looking innocent and smart, this plan failed completely. The chocolate just wouldn’t adhere to the foil very well, that’s what I didn’t know before and know now… for sure.

 

 

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Live and learn!

Well, failing needs to happen once in a while… that much I know. And you know what? I also know that a fail needs a good therapy – if possible, a very colorful and happy one. Because balance is important!

 

 

So there I was, with a color-and-cuteness-craving spot in my soul that desperately needed to be filled.

Whit this pressing feeling inside me, I found myself running to the nearest shop where I grabbed the most colorful thing in sight…

A wonderful, wonderful nail polish.

 

 

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I just loved the shade of this pink.

And then I also loved the blue bottle.

And then I fell in love with the yellow… and red… and green too!

Aahh!

I looted that place.

Pure bliss!

 

 

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I so recommend this brand… I just needed to let you know. It is pure perfection!

To make things even more awesome, the colors have very funny and cheerful names… like Aretha’s RESPINK for pink.

 

 

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Or Blue Cara Ciao.

 

 

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And Birdy Reloaded! He-he!

 

 

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Bloody Mary To Go!

 

 

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Or ACid/DC.

Who wants to say green if they can say this! Love it!

 

As I have found out right now, I am in desperate need of eight more hands – I would just like to wear all these beautiful colors at the same time.

 

Anyhow, this is the end of my little story.

And the moral of it all?

Well, do not expect your chocolate to adhere to your plastic wrap.

Or, no matter what, don’t you give up on you colors!!

Or, sometimes I just make very little sense, it seems…

Love,
Petra

17 Responses to Fail And Therapy In Color

  1. 1
    Clo says:

    That’s a shame! It would have been lovely! I hope you will try again without the foil and let us know!!
    However, those polishes look very pretty! Do they sell that brand everywhere? (I’m in France!). Why do you recommend them?!

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    Carla says:

    That is how we learn! It’s too bad that the plastic wrap idea didn’t work. If you figure out a way that would be awesome. Now I’m thinking about all the things I could make with chocolate cups… lol And hooray for colourful nail polish! I don’t use nail polish, but I think I understand the feeling people who do enjoy it get when they get new stuff…. if that made any sense at all…lol

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    Dena says:

    Never a failure. Always beautiful. Love the colors!

  4. 4
    Dena says:

    White does this funny rodent show up these days when I comment?

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    Becca says:

    You make perfect sense! Who wouldn’t need a hit of color to recover from a chocolate mishap?
    One thought: If you fill the balloons with very cold water, you might not have to worry about the chocolate melting the rubber.

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    Sandra says:

    Oh I just loved reading that. I had the biggest disaster with balloons and “tepid” chocolate – wanting to make a chocolate bowl. OMG – when the balloon popped that chocolate splatters in places you will never find for 6 months. I was splattered in chocolate , the ceiling, splats over the entire kitchen. I did it twice as the first time I thought the chocolate was too hot and would make it work next time with cooler chocolate. Both times I stood with a burst ballon in my hand laughing my head off, really saw the funny side if any body had been watching. Yep, my theory sounded the same as yours. Sandra

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    Maggie says:

    I didn’t read through all of the comments but ice cubes work for me! If you have cute brownie/silicone molds of some sort fill them with water and stick them in the freezer. Halfway through the freezing process stick a toothpick into each mold so when they are completely frozen you have a handle. Then dip the ice in melted chocolate. I set mine on a cookie rack upside down till the chocolate hardens and then they just pop right off the ice. The only problem with this method is that each ice cube only works for one mold. Though you can stick it back in the freezer and let the ice cubes freeze back up.

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    Kayla says:

    I live in the USA. Can you help me get some of the catrice beauty products? They don’t sell it in my country. Please respond back.

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    Casey says:

    A little late to reply on this one. Seems to me the problem with the balloons is the air. Try filling the balloons with water, perhaps even freezing said water then dip the balloons in the chocolate to make your cups. You would be able to make the bottom of the cup flat and the frozen water might even speed up the hardening of the chocolate. It also might make it brittle though, which might be a good thing if you want the cups to break up when you bite into them. Actually I believe I might have to give this whole thing a go and fill them with cheesecake filling.

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