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.
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.
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!