cake decorating techniques:
one color chocolate

You probably won't see this at your local cake decorating classes...

chocolate decorating one color

cake decorating techniques - one color chocolate decorating

Of all the Cake Decorating Techniques I've learned, these simple one color chocolate tricks are the ones I use the most.

It's never been so easy to add so much personality to your cake designs.

One color chocolate decorating is perfect for:

So have fun with these great cake decorating techniques!

before we begin...

All these cake decorating techniques use Candy Melts, a special type of candy makers chocolate that does not require tempering so it's very easy to use. To melt them easily:

1.put the chocolate in a microwave-safe dish and heat on 50% power for 60 seconds, then stir.

2.heat for 30 seconds on 50% power and stir.

3.repeat step 2 until all the chocolate is melted and smooth.

now we're ready for some fun...

Following are tutotials for three easy techniques you can use to create anything you can imagine:


cake decorating techniques - one color chocolate decorating

chocolate - paint & cut technique

You'll be amazed how often you use this fun grass detail. It suits tons of different cake themes like garden, sports, butterflies, flowers etc.

Here's how to do it:

cake decorating techniques - chocolate paint & cut step 1

1.On a piece of parchment or wax paper, paint or smear a wide strip of chocolate about 3" high and 1/8" thick. You can use the back of a spoon for this.

cake decorating techniques - chocolate paint & cut step 2

2.Let the chocolate set for about 30 minutes then make a series of random vertical and slightly diagonal cuts with a serrated knife.

cake decorating techniques - chocolate paint & cut step 3

3.Take the pieces of chocolate and push them in to the frosting where you want them....simple!

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cake decorating techniques - one color chocolate decorating

chocolate - one color relief technique

Creating beautiful 3D petals and leaves is easy with this simple technique.

Here's how to do it:

cake decorating techniques - chocolate paint & peel step 1

1.On a piece of parchment or wax paper, paint or smear small, vertical strips of chocolate about 3" high and 1/8" thick, making sure they taper at one end. You can use the back of a spoon or a small paintbrush for this. Let the chocolate set for about 30 minutes and carefully peel the leaves off the paper.

cake decorating techniques - chocolate paint & peel step 2

2.Use a small serrated knife to make a cut where you want each leaf or petal and gently push the leaves into position on the cake....easy right?

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cake decorating techniques - multi color chocolate decorating

chocolate piping

Use this nifty little decorating trick to add clever details for lots of dimension and personality.

Typically, you would use chocolate piping for more detailed decorations than the grass, leaves and petals shown in the first two tutorials.

You'll need parchment cones for this. You can find instructions for making them here

Here's how to do it:

cake decorating techniques - chocolate piping step 1

1.Make a template by drawing the shapes you need freehand or printing on the computer. Tape the template to a firm, smooth work surface.

cake decorating techniques - chocolate piping step 2

2.Fill a parchment cone with melted chocolate and trace then fill in your template design.

cake decorating techniques - chocolate piping step 3

3.Let it set for about 30 minutes and carefully peel off the paper. Add the decorations where you like, securing them with frosting.

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