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Make chocolate decorations for pies, cakes and the like yourself

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We are mostly familiar with a fine network of chocolate that crowns dessert from gourmet restaurants. But you can easily make beautiful chocolate decorations yourself. Whether you bake a cake, a cake or cupcakes, these chocolate decorations bring out your baked goods to their best advantage. With these original ideas, your pastry creation will become an eye-catcher!

Make chocolate decoration yourself – filigree feathers

Make your own chocolate decoration recipes Desserts Feathers

With these chic chocolate decorations you will amaze your guests! They look tricky but are surprisingly easy to do.

Ingredients:

Melted chocolate

Parchment paper or greaseproof paper

Cocktail sticks, toothpicks or the like

Flower formers or other similar small bowls

Disposable piping bags

1. Put the melted chocolate in a disposable piping bag and make a few squiggle shapes on a piece of baking paper.

2. Place a second sheet of baking paper over your chocolate molds and gently press down a little to squeeze the melted chocolate between the two pieces of paper. Smooth with your thumb and shape the chocolate into thinner, feather-like shapes.

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3. While the chocolate is still soft and liquid-like, carefully separate both pieces of paper. Now you should have two sets of chocolate shapes that you can then make into feathers.

Tip: Your chocolate shouldn’t cool down and set too quickly. So try not to put them on cold surfaces while you are working. Use a cutting board or a laid-out baking sheet so you can shape the chocolate at room temperature.

4. Now, while the chocolate is still runny, take a toothpick and create a feathery texture along the edge of the chocolate molds.

recipe for chocolate decoration feathers instructions

5. Now draw a thin line of melted chocolate in the center of your feathers to form the shaft of the pen. The shaft should be a little longer than the feather vane.

6. To make the chocolate decorations look more realistic, carefully cut the baking paper into strips and place them in a bowl-shaped container. You can also use flower shapers to do this.

7. Let the chocolate feathers set completely, do not chill. When dry, carefully peel the paper off the chocolate nibs.

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These chocolate feathers give cakes and cupcakes a chic upgrade in no time at all. They also look lovely on luxury chocolate mousse desserts. If you’re feeling extra creative, decorate your chocolate feathers with edible food coloring in gold or edible glitter powder.

Make chocolate decorations yourself – roses made from modeling chocolate

Make chocolate roses yourself white milk

Edible chocolate roses can be made with many different materials such as fondant or marzipan. Here we show you how you can make chocolate fondant yourself. This simple, malleable chocolate paste is made from chocolate and glucose syrup.

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Chocolate fondant recipe

450 grams of white chocolate

125 ml light glycose syrup

Optional: food coloring

This recipe can also be made with milk or dark chocolate. The procedure for milk chocolate is the same, but if you use dark chocolate increase the amount of sugar syrup to 200 ml. Note that you cannot achieve the same color effects when using milk or dark chocolate.

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Preparation:

1. Roughly chop the chocolate and place in a large, microwave-safe bowl.

2. Melt the chocolate in the microwave, stirring every 45 seconds to avoid overheating the chocolate.

3. Remove the melted chocolate from the microwave and stir until smooth. Stir in the sugar syrup.

4. Place the chocolate on a large piece of cling film and wrap it well. Let the chocolate cool and harden at room temperature for at least 6 hours or overnight.

About six roses with a circumference of 7 centimeters can be made from 250 grams of chocolate fondant. The amount can be adjusted by changing the size of the roses.

Make chocolate roses yourself

Chocolate decor for cakes Chocolate roses Instructions

1. Knead the modeling chocolate until it is smooth and pliable. For white chocolate the worktop is dusted with powdered sugar, for milk or dark chocolate with unsweetened cocoa powder.

Soften the hardened chocolate by kneading it with gloves or by microwave heating at short 10-second intervals until it is soft enough to work with. At this point, you can divide it up and knead different food coloring into the chocolate if desired.

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2. Roll out the modeling chocolate thinly, about 3 millimeters thick.

3. Cut out circles from the modeling clay with a small, round cookie cutter. For a full size rose you will need 9 circles and for small rose buds you will need about 4 or 5. The size of the circle cutter will determine the size of your finished rose. A 4 cm cookie cutter will make a rose about 8 cm in diameter.

Chocolate decor for cakes make yourself roses Instructions

4. Take one of the circles you have cut out and roll it up. That will be the center of the rose. The opening at the top should be larger than the opening at the bottom.

5. Take another circle and thin out the edge with your fingers. This gives the rose a more delicate look. This step should be repeated for each petal.

6. Place the first petal around the already prepared center of the rose, carefully bending the upper edge of the petal slightly outwards.

7. Now you have a rosebud! If you want to stop here, gently bend the edge of the petal inward so that it partially covers the center of the flower. If you want a flower in full bloom, continue adding the additional petals.

8. The trick to get a lifelike rose is to slide the second petal under the first as shown in the picture. Add the more petals until the rose is the size you want.

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Your chocolate roses are now ready! Let the roses dry at room temperature for 24 hours. Once completely set, they can be stored in an airtight container.

Pine cones as a chocolate decoration for a cake

Chocolate decoration for cakes Winter cones almonds

ingredients

500 grams of chocolate pellets

400 ml (1 can) sweetened condensed milk

60 grams of unsalted butter

¼ teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon almond or vanilla extract

100 grams of milk chocolate

300 grams of sliced ​​almonds

preparation

1. Place the chocolate pellets, condensed milk, butter, salt and almond extract in a large glass bowl. Heat in the microwave for a minute, then stir well. Heat the mixture at 20 second intervals until the desired consistency is achieved.

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2. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let stand at room temperature for about 2 hours.

3. Cut small balls of dough with an ice cream scoop and arrange on a baking sheet lined with baking paper. The bigger your ice cream scoop, the fewer pine cones you will have.

4. Roll and shape each chocolate ball between your palms so that it becomes a cone shape.

Make chocolate cake decor almonds and pine cones yourself

5. Heat the milk chocolate in the microwave. Dip the bottom of a sliced ​​almond in the melted chocolate and press it against the back of one of the pine cones. Add the other almonds in an overlapping pattern and work from back to front until the cone is completely covered with almonds. For the most realistic look possible, only use whole pieces of almonds and tilt them forward.

6. Once all the pine cones are decorated, place the baking sheet in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes.

You can decorate cakes, cupcakes, tartlets or other desserts with the chocolate cones! They are only a little sensitive as the almonds break easily if handled roughly. Therefore, it is advisable to transfer them with a spatula or knife instead of taking them by hand.

Make chocolate numbers yourself

chocolate decor templates numbers pi

Copy the first 100 digits of the number Pi into a new document using a word processing program. Select a bold font (shown here: Adobe Gothic Sans Serif B, 36 points) and insert a space between each number. The symbol π paste and enlarge it to 340 points (shown here: Adobe Ming Std L). Print out this document and place a piece of baking paper on it.

Place 100 grams of chocolate pellets in a microwave-safe bowl and heat in the microwave for 20 seconds. Remove from microwave and stir. Repeat this process until the chocolate has melted. Put the melted chocolate in a plastic bag with a cap. Cut a tiny part of the corner of the bag. Trace the outline of each number and the large pi number by squeezing chocolate out of the makeshift piping bag. Chill for at least two hours before use.

Tip: If you want to be even more precise, you can use a decorative pen.

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Take the chocolate numbers out of the refrigerator. Slowly scrape the pi symbol and the numbers off the waxed paper with the thin metal spatula. Do not touch the numbers with your hands. Because of body heat, it is possible for them to melt and deform.

Chocolate decoration for New Year’s Eve – lucky pyramids

Make happy New Year's Eve chocolate pyramids yourself

These chocolate pyramids are a great alternative to fortune cookies and are ideal as New Year’s Eve lucky charms! Before you put the pyramids together, put a piece of paper with a nice saying inside. A leaf of mint provides a little freshness kick.

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The next instructions use the same technique: the chocolate decorations are drawn using a template or freely on baking paper. As soon as the chocolate is set, you can remove it from the baking paper.

Get inspired by the ideas below! We hope you enjoy decorating your desserts!

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