My 3D candy molds have a little button (male and female) that helps the two piece snap together. Like this. If yours doesn't have that, then it might simply be just 2D mold.
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HOLLOWING: Now fill the back chocolate mold with chocolate and clip the top chocolate mold to it. Rotate the chocolate mold until the entire item is coated, tapping gently on all sides to make sure there are no bubbles. Place in refrigerator for about 5 minutes (freezer is not recommended). Then rotate to another position, shaking chocolate molds as you turn them.
Repeat every 5 minutes rotating to a new position. The last position should be standing up. You want to make sure it is not top heavy. After 10 or 15 minutes depending on the size of your item remove from refrigerator and carefully remove the chocolate mold laying it on a soft surface.
Try not to touch the item too much, as it will show fingerprints. Remember hollowed chocolates are fragile.
Now if you want to detail the hollow item, this can be a little tricky. Paint in the colors you want. Make sure it is thick. Place in refrigerator a few minutes. Then with a paintbrush, cover the back of the colored areas with the main chocolate you are planning to finish your item in (usually milk chocolate). Give it a good thick coat so the colors won't run when you pour in your last chocolate.. Refrigerate a few minutes and proceed as above. Try to keep your chocolate on the cooler side so it won't melt the chocolate underneath. This again takes practice.
Let me know if you are doing a solid piece and I'll give you those instructions. Good Luck
Fill the other candy mold not quite (about 3/4 full) to the top of the mold. Tap to remove air bubbles. Place the finished half on top of the chocolate mold you just created. Refrigerate. They should stick together.
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