Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Here are the steps to creating your own chocolate transfer image (click here for the pdf):
1. Select your image and flip it horizontally before printing so that it is backwards.
2. Tape your image to a cutting board or other flat portable surface, and then tape a piece of wax or parchment paper on top.
3. Take a plastic piping back (no metal tip!), fill it halfway with chocolate melts or chocolate chips and pop it into the microwave. Heat on intervals of 10 seconds and squeeze the chocolate in the bag to ensure it heats evenly. It's important not to heat your chocolate too quickly because it will cause the chocolate to bloom and it will have a cloudy appearance once it's finally cool.
4. Cut the tip of the piping bag(small for fine details and outlining). Squirt a test glob on a plate before you start on your image. If you make a mistake while piping, just take a spooon or a fork, scrape it off and start again.
5. Once you are finished piping your image, take what ever extra chocolate you have a layer it all over to make the image strong and to fill any holes.
6. Put the entire cutting board with the image on top in the fridge for 20 - 30 minutes. Once it's done, it should pop right off quite easily.