Hammonds Posted 14 Nov 2011 , 4:38pm
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I'm not sure what I am doing wrong! I have seen some beautiful fall leaves made from candy melts. The suggestions were to use silk leaves that have been washed, coat them with melted chocolate, let cool ( I cooled mine in the freezer), then peel off the chocolate. Sounds easy enough, right? When I peeled off the chocolate, all of my leaves broke. So can someone please share what I am doing wrong, or give advice on a different approach? Thanks!

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LateBloomer Posted 14 Nov 2011 , 5:04pm
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I use real leaves. I coat the underside where the veins are more prominent. Ivy and rose leaves work well.

MCurry Posted 14 Nov 2011 , 5:11pm
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You may have left them in the freezer too long. They are cooling just enough to set and get the imprint. That should only take a few minutes.

justkist Posted 14 Nov 2011 , 5:24pm
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I used mint leaves (YUM!!!!!!) I think using real leaves will help as they will be easier (softer) to pull away. Also, is your chocolate perhaps not thick enough? I was quite generous with mine.

lrlt2000 Posted 27 Nov 2011 , 1:35am
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I've been doing a little research on this topic, as I'm going to try my first white chocolate leaves in two weeks! I think you need to peel the silk/real leaf away from the chocolate, versus peeling the chocolate from the leaf, KWIM? Hope that makes a difference!

lrlt2000 Posted 27 Nov 2011 , 1:36am
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I've been doing a little research on this topic, as I'm going to try my first white chocolate leaves in two weeks! I think you need to peel the silk/real leaf away from the chocolate, versus peeling the chocolate from the leaf, KWIM? Hope that makes a difference!

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