Friday, August 27, 2010

Chocolate Leaves

Chocolate leaves are a creative and unique way to decorate your baked goods. They look impressive on cakes, tarts or even on dessert platters. Here are simple instructions to make them, but you may need to change the amount of ingredients depending on the amount of leaves you require.

Ingredients
chocolate melts
glaze or paint brush
leaves

Method
Pick as many leaves as you need, ensuring that you choose non-toxic types. Wash these leaves under water and pat dry. Set aside. Fill a small saucepan with water and place over the top of the saucepan a heatproof bowl. Bring the water up to medium heat and place the melts inside this heatproof bowl. Slowly melt the chocolate. Set aside and, working quickly, dip you paint brush in the chocolate. With smooth strokes, spread the chocolate over the leaves; trying to aim for a fairly thick covering. Allow to set for 10 minutes, before covering with a second layer if neccessary. Cool leaves in freezer for at least 2 hours, before peeling back the leaves and using as a decoration on a cake, slice or tart.

17 comments:

  1. These are stunning, must try this, would be beautiful on a white chocolate cake, thanks!

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  2. Brittany, I have long admired but never tried chocolate leaves. Yours look just perfect.

    Passe un bon weekend, mon amie!

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  3. I use this trick too and it always leaves a great impression on the guests. Very effective!

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  4. So beautiful! I love combining chocolate leaves with different kinds of chocolate; dark, milk, white, even colored chocolate.

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  5. What a fabulous idea! I am looking to improve my decorating skills - these will be fun to make.

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  6. What lovely attention to detail - even better bringing nature into baking - a perfect combination.
    x Suzi

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  7. Who knew they were so easy (or appear to be so easy!) to make. You have inspired me to give this a try at the soonest opportunity.

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  8. These look fantastic. They must have been so fiddly!

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  9. What kind of leaves did you use? I never have much success with chocolate leaves could be because the leaves I used are too small.

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  10. Brittany...these will come in very handy to decorate my festive cakes. Thanks ;o)
    Claudia

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  11. those chocolate leaves are amazing!

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  12. Great leaves! I have never attempted anything like this. I'm kinda a dope when it comes to melting chocolates ;)

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  13. These are so cool! Thanks for explaining how to do this! I want to make a cookies or a cake with leaves now.

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