I made these chocolate leaves last night using our sugar maple's leaves. Instead of painting, I dipped the face in teh chocolate and it worked well. I was so excited that the leaf pulled away and everything, but... the chocolate leaves picked up the bitter oils from the leaf itself. They taste AWFUL. Is there a way to prevent this? I did a couple on plastic leaves which taste fine, but they don't pull away without breaking - maybe I need to crisco them first.
Beautiful cake! Love the chocolate leaves!!!!
Very pretty! I love the leaves.
beautiful cake! how did you make the chocolate leaves?
I pick, wash, dry the leaves. Then paint a thick layer of melted choclate bark or candy melts over. Let them dry a few hours and carefully peel off.Make sure to get green leaves, dying ones won't peel off.
Very nice cake, and really cool idea on the leaves! thanks for sharing.
Looks great - and yummy!
Boy, those leaves really do look like the real thing.
Hmm- I'm not sure. I always use mple but have used other leaves as well. I have had this problem a couple of times but not always.I think it may have to do with how long the choco sits on the leaf?
Thx so much for sharing the Tip on the leaves! DH and his brother have birthdays the same week as Thanksgiving, and I wanted to make a thanksgiving/birthday celebration cake with choc. leaves! I never knew HOW though. you helped me SO much for my cake idea! thanks a billion!
I love your leaves!!! How do you paint them on? Mine are so thick and messy on the back. I have thread going in the How To section with a photo of my first try, but not a lot of posts there yet. My maples come out OK but not great and my oaks are a mess... If you could take a look and post any suggestions I'd love it!! Thanks!!! PS I also used silk leave as all our leaves are turning and green ones are hard to come by.
yum. I love the leaves
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