CHOCOLATE CHEWBACCA Star Wars How To Cook That Ann Reardon


Welcome to How To Cook That
I am Ann Reardon Today we are making a chocolate Chewbacca,
perfect for a Star Wars fan that is always thinking with their stomach. You will need two round chocolate bars for
the legs, two rectangle ones for the body and two for the arms
an extra bar for the feet a ball for the head and extra chocolate to cover the whole thing. Firstly we want to trim the body to the right
length, and we’ll want about 2/3 of the bar. I’ll put a cutting guide on the howtocookthat.net
website for you so you know how long to make all of these pieces.
Then trim the arms a little shorter, making sure they are both the same length. Then trim
the outside down on an angle in for his hands. To make his feet cut the ends off the extra
chocolate bar. And we want these fairly long so he can stand up. Trim the top of one end
down on an angle towards the toes. Do that on both of the and then round the corners
off so they are more like feet and not looking like big clown shoes. Take one of the body offcuts and trim it shorter
and we are going to use that for the head. So I hope you didn’t eat both of those already.
Take the ball, cut it in half and add it to the bottom half of his head. Round off the top of the head so it is not
quite so squarish. And we are ready to put him together. Place some tempered chocolate
into a piping bag. and glue the body pieces together
then add his arms making them stick out a bit rather than sitting close to his body.
So that we can add the fur all over it. You can do that by adding lots of extra chocolate
on that join. Slightly angle the top of his legs so that
they are also going to sit a little apart rather that witting right together when you
join them on. Then take your knife and trim the ankles to make them straight and at the
same height. Then add on your feet. If you don’t want to use tempered chocolate
for this you can use compound chocolate – I’ve made a video explaining tempering and all
of that in the chocolate playlist and that will help you with that. round out the shoulders so they are not so
square. Then use your chocolate to pipe fur. We will
start here on the legs with some dark. If you look at this fur it is lighter on some
bits and others are on the darker side. so use a mixture of milk, white and dark chocolate
to get the colour that you want. If when you add your chocolate it is too warm
it will just drip down and sink down into itself rather than keeping the defined stands. To fix that place the piping bag flat on the
counter to let the chocolate cool. Make sure you mix it around so it doesn’t just set in
one side because then you’ll get lumps of chocolate. Then check if it is cool enough
to hold its shape, if not just cool it down some more. As you pipe pay attention to the direction
of his fur, pipe his feet and ankles going down and outwards. And add plenty of fur making
sure you cover the sides too. If you want to once it is set you can turn him over and
repeat this on the back of him too. For his head cover the whole thing in chocolate
and then pipe on more fur details going up and around from the nose area. Then do a long
beard like fur coming down his chin. Draw a moustache just under the nose. Back to the dark chocolate and add some more
fur over the shoulders and use it to darken his eye area, add lips and a nose and a few
darker bits of fur mixed through the beard and body. Just to make it look good. Tip out the rest of the dark chocolate and
flatten it out. Then let it start to set and then cut a strip
and cut that strip into wide and thin rectangles for the ammo boxes on his utility belt. Put
those into a bowl and dust them with silver luster dust. Now roll out some brown fondant and cut a
long strip. Add a tiny thin snake over his hip and then add the strip over the top taking
it up and over his shoulder. Take some spare bits of chocolate and add them over the shoulder
part so it looks like the strap is kind of going under his fur there. Use your finger rub a tiny amount of water
onto the belt and then add the ammo boxes alternating between big and small. Take a
thin strip of fondant and place it over the top pushing it down between each one so it
looks like it is holding them on. Then use the end of a skewer poke a circle into the
leather for each join. For the satchel part roll a ball and flatten
it. Then run your knife around the circle to make a seam. Cut the top off it there so
it is the right shape and then roll out and cut a rectangle of fondant. Put it just underneath
the top and fold it around over the top. Add a couple of indents for studs and then the
straps coming down and around. Now for his face scrape out some chocolate
to make his nostrils and draw a line down the middle of his nose. Use the knife to define
his mouth a bit more. Then add the tiniest snake of white fondant for his teeth, turn
both of the ends downwards and trim them off to the right length. And then you can add
a tiny bit of pink for his tongue. Hollow out the eyes and add a ball of white.
You can hardly see his eyes normally but on most toys he has eyes so it is up to you if
you want to put them in or not. Use an edible marker to add the pupil and colour in his
nose. Stand him up. Make sure the bottom of his
feet are flat, if not just use your knife to trim them so he is well balanced. You don’t want him to fall over because it
is not wise to upset a wookie. And there you have it your chewy chocolate chewbacca. Subscribe to how to cook that for more crazy
sweet creations, click here for my website with the template, here for my chocolate videos,
here for last weeks ariel cake and here for my youtube channel. Have a great week and
I’ll see you all on Friday.

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