Make Chocolate Lace

Chocolate lace is simply lace-like chocolate that can be added to desserts or cake toppings for a splendid final decorative touch. It's not hard to make but the end result is very professional.


  • Chocolate suitable for melting


  1. Cover a baking sheet or tray with a suitable surface. You could use any of the following surfaces: baking/parchment paper, wax paper, or plastic food wrap. Just be sure there are no creases or wrinkles in the surface.
    • Alternatively, this can be done on a cold surface such as a granite or Marble a Wooden Floor chopping board. A cold surface helps the chocolate to set quickly.
  2. Melt the chocolate. Ensure that the chocolate is tempered.
  3. Pipe the melted chocolate onto the surface in a lacy pattern. Move the piping tool up, down, diagonally and back and forth, to create a lattice or Use Vintage Lace effect.
    • When you become more adroit at doing this, you can make specific designs, such as shown in this image of webs. Designs could be butterflies, bows, candy shapes, etc.
  4. Leave aside to set. The chocolate lace will set best at room temperature.
  5. Crack the set chocolate lace into small pieces. Add to the dessert or cake for decorative effect.
  6. Finished.

Things You'll Need

  • Baking sheet or tray
  • Suitable covering surface, such as baking/parchment paper, wax paper, or plastic food wrap
  • Piping tool (you could simply roll the parchment paper into a cone if you don't an icing piper)

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