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
- 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.
- Melt the chocolate. Ensure that the chocolate is tempered.
- 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.
- Leave aside to set. The chocolate lace will set best at room temperature.
- Crack the set chocolate lace into small pieces. Add to the dessert or cake for decorative effect.
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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