Finally on the second attempt we managed to make the adorable chocolate cottage. First attempt was no fault of Lakeland, just rather I got peckish seeing all the Cadbury’s chocolate and did not melt it down in time, it went straight into my tummy! So I had to keep you all on tender hooks until I had a chance to restock my chocolate supplies and try again.
The mould was very easy to use (we had the Lakeland chocolate melting pot make light work of melting the chocolate) and the end result is impressive. We could have spent longer decorating but the boys were eyeing up the chocolate and Smarties wistfully and it was only a matter of time before the chomping commenced!
The walls were made of thick chocolate, so very moreish! I had to have a cup of tea straight away and get in on the house eating before it was demolished! I think this is a perfect festive treat, with older children you can really go to town decorating it too, so quite a fun activity for all the family with the added value of being a tasty edible indulgence afterwards.
We mainly stuck with milk chocolate except where we ran short and improvised with some dark chocolate we had in (for the hidden walls). But you can of course use white chocolate as well or a combination of all of them to make a chocoholics delight! I love the picture Lakeland have on their website, with white chocolate button slates (complete with sprinkles) on the roof and other lovely detailing around the windows and snow frosted garden.
Our higgledy-piggledy attempt may not be visually outstanding it was however a great first attempt and now we shall have an incentive to improve through the years. A chocolate house at Christmas I have a feeling will be something lots more families’ start doing as time goes on! For £11.99 the mould is superb quality that will fare you well as you create your own masterpieces, you could make Chocolate cottages as presents for family members (and then visit shortly afterwards to help them eat it!).
The mould is easy to wash clean afterwards. You can also use the mould to make gingerbread creations but I think chocolate is where my heart is! Head to the website to order your own.