Thursday, September 13, 2012

Skull and Crossbones Mozzarella Cheese Shapes for your Halloween party. - How to melt and shape cheese using silicone molds.


Can you believe this is cheese? I know it looks like white chocolate, but indeed it is Mozzarella cheese that I melted and pressed into a skull and cross bones silicone mold.

Over the summer I exchanged many e-mails with our exchange student and I told her of my love of Halloween. The day she arrived, she showered us with gifts from her homeland. One of the items she presented to me was a silicone mold that could be used to make skull and crossbones shaped ice cubes, chocolate, gumdrops, or as I found out, cheese. She is excited that I used the mold for one of my blog projects and I am thrilled that she is really looking forward to celebrating Halloween with us. We will certainly be serving skull shaped cheese at our party this year.


Skull and Crossbones Mozzarella Cheese (fills one mold)*

Ingredients:

8 ounce block of Mozzarella Cheese

Supplies Needed:

cheese grater/shredder
microwave safe bowl
Skull and Crossbones Silicone Ice Cube Mold (or any other shape)*

*The mold I used for this project is made of clear silicone, but I did also just purchase some black molds from Amazon.com, so we'd have more to use for our party. I noticed that the cavities in the clear mold are a bit thicker than the black, so if you use a black mold, you may have enough cheese to make an extra skull and crossbones.

Instructions:


Shred the cheese. Do not use the already shredded cheese, as there are things in those packages to keep the cheese from sticking and it is too dry for this project.

Pour cheese into a microwave safe bowl. Heat on high for 20 seconds. Stir. Heat for 15 seconds. Stir. Heat for 10 second increments, stirring after each until completely melted. It will be one thick ball once melted. 


Pinch off pieces of the mozzarella cheese and press into the cavities of the skull and crossbones silicone mold. Fill the cavities completely, adding pieces of cheese as needed. Heat in the microwave for 12-15 seconds just to re-melt the cheese so that it stays together. 

Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Remove mold from the fridge, turn it upside down, press on the skull or cross bones and the cheese will pop right out. 


Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until your party. Serve with crackers. There are so many cool silicone molds available these days that you can make these for practically any holiday. I haven't tried any other cheese yet, but think that any cheese that melts well will work. I've added some links below for some other Halloween silicone molds, if you make something other than the skull and crossbones, let me know how it turns out.

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Halloween silicone Molds that are available on Amazon.com (commission earned for sales)

31 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this! I have lots of candy molds that I haven't been using. With this great idea, I'll be breaking them out again. :)

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  2. Oohhh... u just opened up a whole new world of silicone molds for me! Did not know that shredded cheese was any different. Thanks for the heads up on that!

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  3. Very very cool!
    ~ Kerry DeKelver|~

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  4. So cool - Maybe I can do this and kiddo will finally eat Mozzarella Cheese?!

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  5. Oh, that is awesome! Just in time for International Talk Like A Pirate Day, as well as Halloween! :)Yummy cheesy skull and crossbones? Yes, please!

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  6. This is cool, and the skull and crossbones would also work for International Talk Like A Pirate Day, which is September 19th. :)

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  7. This is awesome! We use silicone molds but never tried with cheese. Love the idea!

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  8. Such a great idea! Love it!

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  9. Oh my goodness, this is brilliant!! And to think... I JUST passed up some wicked marvel heroes silicon molds today! for shame...

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  10. Wonder if it would work with cheddar... might have to try!

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    1. I assume it will work, but I'm going to try to find time to check it out too.

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    2. I just tried this out with cheddar cheese and it works too. The cheese is a bit more greasy than the mozzarella, but it still molds well.

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  11. Thanks so much for sharing this!!! I can't wait to use molds of cheese in my son's lunch.

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  12. So awesome! I have the same molds and have no idea what to do with them. Now I do ;)

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  13. Fantastic! Definitely a new way to use those molds for me, and I am so doing skulls for the 19th!!

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  14. cheesy LEGO minifigs and bricks are definitely in my future this weekend!

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  15. approximately how many pieces of cheese do you get from (1) 8 oz. block?

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    1. I filled the mold once and had a little left over, so I'd say 10 or so pieces.

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  16. excellent, thanks!!!

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  17. I'm so glad you included the note about pre-shredded cheese. It's actually coated with cellulose, or wood pulp.

    More info here: http://www.foodrenegade.com/would-like-some-wood-pulp-your-shredded-cheese/

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    1. Wow, I didn't know that. I thought it was flour or cornstarch I haven't used pre-shredded cheese in many years, and I'm glad I haven't.

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  18. Hi Beth, just love these snack ideas and your tutorial. I have featured it on my craft site as I believe cooking is a craft you can eat and therefore a great craft! thanks

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    1. I totally agree that what I make are edible crafts. Thanks so much for featuring these on your site.

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  19. ILOVE this!!! I am going to feature these on my Sunday night favorites!!! I hope thats ok!!

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  20. Thanks for the how to... It inspired some mozzarella fingers in my little one's bento lunch over at Dreams, Schemes, and Bento Themes. I added a link your site. :)

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    1. I stopped by to check out your fingers. They look great. Thanks for linking up to my post!

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