So I am a few hours late posting my thing for the 22nd…a chocolate rose.
This is my first attempt at making modelling chocolate. I have used white chocolate and coloured it with paste food colour.
The biggest challenge for me is the fact that I have rather warm hands so I have a matter of seconds between the chocolate being too hard to shape and semi molten. I have used latex gloves to isolate the heat of my skin from the chocolate as much as possible but it is still a challenge!
I do see a lot of possibilities using this substance though. It is much quicker to make a chocolate rose than a sugarpaste or flower paste one and as it seems to colour so well there would be a lot of scope for making a fantastic array of flowers. If I had known how easy it is to make it I would have been doing this years ago!!
And, of course, there is the fact that most people would far prefer to pop 30 grams (an ounce) of chocolate in their mouth and enjoy it than would chew their way through the same quantity of sugarpaste!!!