Chocolate Centerpiece

I’m so excited to finally share this with everyone! It took us 3 weeks to complete, but our 100% chocolate showpiece is finished! This project didn’t fit into any specific class, but our chef said it would be good to try so we can gain some skills in this area. I learned so much by doing this and am glad to show you the result!

We tempered A LOT of chocolate to create the base and arms of the design. After it began to set we placed a cardboard cutout of our piece on the chocolate and cut around it.

After more setting time and a final cut this was the result.

This is after we glued the pieces together with more chocolate. Yes, we did use a level =)

Cleaning the seams to make sure they are perfect.

Next, we poured tempered chocolate through this tube. I made a small slit in the tube so the chocolate would release all the way around. The next week I cut through the tube carefully without bending the chocolate so it wouldn’t break.

The result!

After adding the circle and the rest of the arm.

We made ribbons using acetate paper and attached below the small base. This was after we sprayed it with a very fine layer of chocolate to clean our fingerprints and other unwanted blemishes .

Flowers Hui made by using the tip of a pairing knife, acetate paper, and white chocolate. She added gold dust, so pretty!

The completed project in the display case.

All in all I learned that with enough time and patience creating centerpieces is very rewarding. Tiny exacto knives are one of the best tools ever when doing this kind of project; hardware and baking go surprisingly well together. The best part is that since it is tempered, it will last for a very long time. Until next time, Happy Baking!

 

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5 Responses to Chocolate Centerpiece

  1. Wow, wow, wow. OK, I always say that but holy cow! Great job.

  2. Heather says:

    What a beautiful job, Lisa! Best of luck with all your creations! (Aunt Janet’s friend, Heather)

  3. that’s SO beautiful… I’ve really enjoyed going through your entire blog… I still believe that one day I’ll be in culinary school.. maybe after I graduate from uni… aaahh….

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