I love to do two things when I am procrastinating: watch movies, and bake.
I call this one CANDY Warhol. I love the softened look that the melted chocolate gave the pictures, it wasn’t intentional, but I think it works. I also have to figure out how to get cleaner edges, back to the drawing board I guess; ah yes, delicious, delicious chocolate drawing board..mmmMmm.
Chocolate ‘painting’ is rather simple, but requires some knowledge on chocolate tempering, a steady hand, and patience.
Ingredients and Supplies:
- White Chocolate, Dark Chocolate; *if you want to have a colored design, see note below
- Your design printed– make to use a photo editing program to reverse the image… this is especially important if you are tracing text, if not, you’ll have the mirrored image.
- Piping bags, or parchment triangles
- Acetate sheets (also known as transparencies), or parchment paper. I prefer to use acetate sheets, because I find it gives the chocolate a glossy finish
**Note that if you want to tint white chocolate, NEVER use water-based colors, such as food coloring. Water is chocolate’s enemy, and you’ll have a big mess on your hands. Instead, use food coloring powders, colored candy melts, or oil-based edible dyes.
1. Using a photo-editing software, print off the mirror-image of your picture. There are a few free, online programs as well
2. Securely tape your image to a hard, smooth surface. Place acetate sheet over image, and tape in place.
Melt your chocolate, and using a piping bag or parchment triangle starting with the dark colors first to outline your image, and adding detail as you go along. You want to work backwards, so any ‘filling’, or background colors should be done last (think layering).
Edible art, my new favorite.
There is a wonderful tutorial here for chocolate painting, and a great site for culinary inspiration