How do you set chocolate shards?
Transfer to a baking tray or baking sheet and place in the fridge to set. This should only take a couple of mins but you can leave the chocolate in the fridge until needed. When set and ready to use, remove from the fridge and start to unroll the paper. The chocolate shards will start to break off as you unroll.
How do you temper chocolate shards?
Break the dark chocolate into pieces and melt in short blasts in the microwave, or in a heatproof bowl over a pan of just simmering water, stirring frequently. Pour it onto a tray lined with baking parchment or foil.
Why do my chocolate shards melt?
Sounds like the chocolate hasn’t tempered properly. All chocolates vary slightly so just take a look on the packaging to see what temperature the manufacturer recommends. It’s possible the temp fell below that while seeding in which case very gently reheat the chocolate to the right temperature.
How do you make feathered chocolate shards?
Using a metal spatula, spread the white chocolate evenly over baking paper (or silicone mat). Pipe horizontal lines of dark chocolate across the white chocolate while it is still warm. Run a skewer up and down the dark chocolate lines to create a feather effect. Allow to set and then break into shards.
How do you make chocolate swirl decorations?
- Melt chocolate & butter in the microwave on 30% power until smooth.
- Pour onto a baking pan and using an offset spatula, spread chocolate as thin as possible.
- Place in the freezer for 3-4 minutes or until firm.
- Once curled, place the pan back in the fridge until ready to use.
How do you make chocolate marble effect?
Using a spoon, add blobs of the white chocolate onto the dark chocolate. Run a skewer or the tip of a knife through the chocolate from one side of the tin to the other back and forth to make the marbled effect.
How do you melt chocolate for decorations?
Chop the chocolate into small, even pieces. If using a microwave to melt the chocolate, place the chocolate in a heatproof bowl and microwave on 50% power in 15-second bursts, stirring after each burst to make sure the chocolate doesn’t burn, until melted and smooth.
Can you make chocolate shards in advance?
The shards can be made up when ever you want and stored as you would bars of chocolate or in a cardboard box. They don’t need refrigerating as this can cause problems with blooming. Just keep them in a cool environment away from direct heat.
What kind of brush do you use for chocolate molds?
What Kind Of Brush Do You Use For Chocolate? The paintbrushes needed for painting the colors in your chocolate mold are plastic bristle paintbrushes. If chocolates harden, the fine hairs of regular soft paintbrushes may be exposed.
How to decorate a cake with chocolate?
Use High-Quality Chocolate: Depending on your cake design, you can use either white, milk or dark chocolate. However, if you’re planning on making vibrant and colourful decorations then you will need to use white for the sake of colouring it.
How do you stick chocolate to a cake with parchment paper?
Lift the paper and the chocolate and wrap it around your cake. Use 2 hands to carefully pick up your chocolate and parchment paper. Wrap it around the entire length of your cake. Push the chocolate gently into the frosting of the cake so that it stays on. If your chocolate breaks, stick it into the cake as a separate piece.
How do you stick chocolate to a cake without breaking it?
Use 2 hands to carefully pick up your chocolate and parchment paper. Wrap it around the entire length of your cake. Push the chocolate gently into the frosting of the cake so that it stays on. If your chocolate breaks, stick it into the cake as a separate piece.
How do you decorate with white chocolate for Christmas?
Keep a few tablespoons of white chocolate to one side if you plan to pipe some writing or numbers on the decorations later, or dip some strawberries in chocolate like we did. Depending on how many colours you are using, divide the rest of the chocolate into separate bowls accordingly.