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.
glaze or paint brush
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.