Wednesday, 4 December 2013

How to make chocolate leaves

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This tutorial is such a great idea to decorate your cakes and cupcakes. Make your own chocolate simply by using real leaves. You may chose one or numerous colors to give different effect. Having a fall theme, I used three different colors for this project; red, orange and yellow. The fact that you spread numerous colors, gives such a realistic effect to your final product. (see picture) Also, by using real leaves it gives character to your chocolate, such a veins and imprints. Hope you enjoy!
 
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 Ingredients:
  • washed leafs
  • Yellow candy melt
  • Orange candy melt
  • Red candy melt
Step 1
Wash your leaves carefully making and let them dry on a paper towel.
Step 2
Melt your candy melts 30 seconds at a time in the microwave. Using a spoon, stir between intervals, until the chocolate is entirely melted and free of lumps.
Step 3 
Using a spatula, coat your leaf generously with chocolate. (You may use whatever color you want)
 Step 4
Place leaves, on a baking sheets lined with parchment. Let your chocolate set and harden in the refrigerator for couple of minutes.
 Step 5
Gently peel away the leaf from the chocolate and voilà. You may now use it for your cakes and cupcakes.