Faux Chocolate Easter Bunnies. I ended up making four of them: three as gifts and one to keep for ourselves. I believe Ms. Martha herself makes different chocolate bunnies each year, so perhaps this will become a tradition. I suppose I'm only limited by the number of molds I can find.
Martha Stewart's Faux-Chocolate Bunnies
Easter bunny chocolate molds
Bamboo skewer or other long, slender stick
File, sandpaper, and/or Dremel tool with a sanding attachment
Durham's water putty
Drill with paint mixer attachment, or paint mixing stick
White primer paint
Brown paint (Martha used liquid acrylic -- a mix of burnt sienna, burnt umber, and white)
Clear satin topcoat
Paint in a variety of colors for details
Ribbon and flowers for embellishing
This year, I bought a mold at KHL Molds - per Martha's recommendation. My mold (below) came in two pieces and I chose it because it was pretty tall. I wanted bunnies that were substantial.
Here's the mold compared to my MacBook Pro. Like I said, it isn't small.
To make the statues, you use Durham's Water Putty. Just follow the directions on the can. If your mold is the same size as mine, it'll take 3/4 of a can to do just one.
Then, I let it fully dry for a day or two which made the water putty lighten up a bit. After that, I put on a coat of white primer. I used spray primer, but you could brush it on if you want.
After that, it is time to color. To get a true chocolate color, I picked three different paint colors and combined them. I tried the color called Chocolate Bar, but it wasn't perfect on it's own.
More coats of brown.
Then I made separate bows and hot glued them on.