Can anyone tell me if there are real leaves that should not be used in making chocolate leaves. I've read about not using some real flowers and was just wondering if I have to be concerned with leaves.
I don't know what leaves to not use, but I have used mint leaves before. I figure to err on the side of caution, so pretty much you can go through the produce aisle and look at the different foliage/fruits/veg and see if you can use anything there.
Absolutely! Actually, MOST leaves shouldn't be used for making chocolate leaves..........no leaves from trees in the yard (think dirt, bird feces, pollution, pesticides, etc.).
You can purchase lemon leaves and pesticide free roses or other pesticide free flowers from florists, carefully clean and rinse the leaves. Allow them to air dry and you're ready to go.
I like to make leaves using modeling chocolate and leaf cutters. I allow them to set up on crumpled foil or egg crate foam and sometimes dust them with FDA approved pearl dusts.