Chocolate Leaves...which Type Of Leaf?

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Elise87 Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 8:27am
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I was just wondering what leaves are ok to use to brush on the chocolate to make chocolate leaves? The only two i know of that they say are non toxic in a book are rose (not sure if it is a particular type) or camellia leaves.

Also do people just use those particular leaves from their backyard after a good wash? Because we don't spray our plants in our backyard with any pesticides or anything so would like to know if that's fine to use them.

Also do you just put the chocolate straight onto the leaves or coat it with something first to help it peel off easier?

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renee2007 Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 2:45pm
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I made two different cakes with the chocolate leaves on them (in my pics) and I used fake, plastic leaves that I washed first. I melted the chocolate and brushed it on then put in the freezer to firm up. when it was firm, I just peeled off the leaf. then I used a brush to dust with luster dust to get the fall colors. hthicon_smile.gif

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renee2007 Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 2:49pm
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Oh, forgot to say that I have read where some people have used real leaves and just washed them first. I tried but it didn't work for me.

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PinkZiab Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 2:55pm
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I usually use lemon leaves, which I get from my produce supplier. Just brush the chocolate right on the leaves (not too thin... do a second oat if you're unsure) and let the chocolate set completely. After that the leaves will peel right off.

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newmansmom2004 Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 3:03pm
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Lemon leaves are the ones I've seen used most frequently as well.

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playingwithsugar Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 3:32pm
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The pesticides are not just on the leaves, the poisons are also in the leaves, because they're absorbed through the roots when the poisons rinse off.

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-K8memphis Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 3:40pm
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I just used pretty leaves I found--that's what it said to do in the article I read. I did wash them.

I had a ton of fun doing it.

I'm not recommending eating poison or pesticide or anything but a lot of our produce is sprayed already. I don't know--but I did use regular leaves that formerly grew on trees located outdoors.

Hey guess what? Some plastics are harmful.

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Elise87 Posted 10 Sep 2009 , 12:51am
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ok well if people use leaves from outside in their backyards etc then i feel fine with doing the same and always thought that would be alright anyway, just wanted to hear what other people do but i'll stick to using rose, cameillia and lemon leaves then because they seem to be the non toxic safer ones that i know of, plus i have got all those plants anyway so that makes it easier

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