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Pipe a Classy Chocolate Garnish or Cake Decoration

Razzle -Dazzle your Desserts. Piping with chocolate is one of my favorite ways to decorate, because it’s a lot like drawing or painting, except instead of using a paint brush you use a pastry bag. From simple abstracts for plate… Continue Reading →

How to Make an Elegant Chocolate Cigarette Garnish

Chocolate cigarettes are perfect for dessert garnishing and plate embellishments. These would be so elegant all lined up in a fancy chocolate box and given as a gift. When I first saw this technique, I thought it was super cool…. Continue Reading →

Emergency Chocolate Decorating – confectionary coating to the rescue!

What is Confectionary Coating? fake chocolate. Whenever you make chocolate decorations you have to perform a series of steps called tempering. This insures your chocolate will harden properly . All kinds of crazy things happen to chocolate if it’s not… Continue Reading →

Chocolate Transfer Sheets and Magnetic Molds – make your candy dandy

The easiest way to embellish confections! On my last post, I talked about the use of chocolate transfer sheets for decorating cakes and making spectacular chocolate decorations. Another way to apply them, is to chocolate confections using a magnetic mold…. Continue Reading →

Chocolate Transfer Sheets are all the Rage for Cake Decorating and Confections

This chocolate decorating magic trick will astonish your party guests. A chocolate transfer sheet is a clear acetate sheet with a fancy design printed with cocoa butter. Pour melted (tempered) chocolate on the sheet, refrigerate for several minutes, peel, and… Continue Reading →

Making Chocolate Decorations – buying bulk chocolate, for the home chef

How to Prepare a Chocolate Stockpile. Ordering bulk chocolate for decorating When making chocolate decorations for cakes, dessert garnishes and confections, you’ll have the best results when using a high quality gourmet chocolate called couverture. Couverture chocolate has extra cocoa… Continue Reading →

Cake Decorating with Modeling Chocolate

Hello Modeling Chocolate, Goodbye Fondant. Modeling chocolate, or chocolate clay, is the new fondant for cake decorating. Whatever fondant can do, modeling chocolate can do better. It’s as simple as that. Fondant is the popular sugary dough used for cake… Continue Reading →

Chocolate Decorating – 9 quick tips to help you get started

Here are just a few things I’ve learned over the years about chocolate decorating. I hope these tips will help you with planning your decorating projects. 1. Getting a chocolate tempering machine is a sweet investment. Look for Chocovision’s “Mini… Continue Reading →

WHY do you Temper Chocolate? to beat it into submission.

  Chocolate freaks out when it’s melted, but this doesn’t mean you have to. On this fascinating post, I’ll explain what it means to temper chocolate, and WHY it’s so important for chocolate decorating. WHY do you temper chocolate?    … Continue Reading →

“Chocolate Banana Ribbon”- A Chic and Tasty Anytime Treat

Chocolate + Banana = Nom Nom Nom The chocolate and fruit ensemble is one of my favorite ways to enjoy chocolate. It’s simple to prepare, healthy, and looks beautiful. A bowl of fruit with a simple melted chocolate drizzle is… Continue Reading →

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