I know this isnt icing, but is anyone here familiar with chocolate piping techniques? I have a customer who wants something similar to the photo I will try to attach, Im pretty sure I can do it Im just not sure how it was done. I assume pipe the vine, then some tear drop shapes and use a toothpick or something to pull the chocolate back into that shape?
This is a customer whose order I messed up ( first complaint, I was so embarrassed- I got the date wrong on her tags!!) so I do owe her something nicely discounted, especially since she still gave me a good review and thanked me for my customer service skills and is still ordering a 2nd time.
Help anyone? pleeease?
ugh it wont attach
3rd times a charm?
its the 3rd photo down, something like that. please any tips or advice?
i think u hit the nail on the head with your guessed discription, i think problies the best way for you to find out if it works well is too try it x
Just get yourself some melted chocolate and put in a small parchment bag with a very small tip and start piping! If you're good at piping on cakes, then you should have no problem with this. If you're not good at piping (like me), then you'll have to practice. I'd pick one or two styles (simple ones) and do it till you get it right!
I assume pipe the vine, then some tear drop shapes and use a toothpick or something to pull the chocolate back into that shape?
You don't need a toothpick to pull the chocolate out to the points. Just use your pastry bag to dig it in deeper while you release the pressure and drag it away.
The little cakes are beautiful.
When people say to melt some chocolate, can it just be any bar of dark chocolate? I'm so confused when it comes to what chocolate to use, as there are so many choices out there.
Go to the Chocoley website and take a look there. The candy melts they carry will taste (and feel in the mouth) just like chocolate and are much easier to work with.
They have dipping and enrobing too!
Thank you MBHazel. I think I will try the melts at some time.
thank you everyone for the tips! going to do some practicing right now.