Chocolate Designs: Make Butterflies
Hello and welcome to this video. So excited to see you here. Today we are going to be doing some chocolate decorating which will work perfectly with your cakes and your chocolate or any sort of dessert that has got a flat surface. So what we’ve got here is some white chocolate, some dark chocolate and some lovely lovely milk chocolate which I know a lot of you love. I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, I’ve got these on pots. Now this method of melting and tempering your chocolates is using the Baine Marie method. It’s very easy what you do is you get a pot with a little bit of water, bring that to a boil, turn off the fire and use the steam from the water to slowly melt your chocolates. Now please remember to keep an eye on your temperatures. that it doesn’t go above 45 degrees celcius, that way you don’t burn your chocolates. So without further ado, let’s begin, I’m so excited, I can’t wait to show you these lovely techniques for decorating with chocolate.
Great welcome to the desk here, I’ve printed out a sheet of paper with some designs on here and I’ve put it in a pvc pocket hole punch thing which you can find at any stationery store, I think I picked this up from Rymans here in the UK. It will basically protect your paper and you can just wipe off your chocolate that you have piped on here and start all over again so it’s a good way to get your practice going.
So we have our piping bag here, follow along the lines. It’s okay if you go out a little bit. Once you get a hang of this, you can move on to more complex designs like these ones. I’m not going to spend too much time on these because they do take a bit of time and a bit of practice but they are so good for helping you get really confident with moving around with your chocolate. This one is very squiggy, it’s perfect for practicing your writing, text, and script writing, that sort of thing. You don’t need to move as quickly as I am. This will only come with more and more practice. So the more you practice, the faster you will be able to move around and do all of these funky designs. Just follow the lines as accurately as you can. This is great for helping you build your confidence, so when you get to more intricate designs, you will be able to pull them off.
We have a butterfly here, and you want to make it as thick as possible. It’s okay if your lines are crooked, this gives your butterfly a bit of character and we love character here at La Signorina, (silent laugh) so just make sure your lines are thick enough as well because we are going to create a 3D version of our butterfly so we do need this butterfly to stand on it’s own.and not break any of it’s wings. Just going to fold the edges so it kind of gives the wings a bit more of a shape so it’s not a flat butterfly, so just use some paper clips, set this aside for a couple of minutes and we will come back and see what it looks like.
Here are some butterflies that I made earlier, I’m just going to try and gently show you what they look like close up without breaking it obviously. It’s really gorgeous, it will be perfect to add to your ice-creams, cakes or any sort of desserts that you would like to add a 3D effect. It’s very delicate like a real butterfly so handle with care and I hope you have enjoyed this video.
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