Piping chocolate writing is easiest to do in handwriting. Try to make the handwriting as neat as possible. See video here.
When writing words, put a line underneath it to have something that will make the letters more stable. This way, you can use the piped chocolate writing for decorations on cupcakes, cakes, or for plating.
How to pipe chocolate writing
You’ll need a couple of tools to pipe your chocolate words
- Melt your chocolate in 30 second intervals until it’s fully melted. Use a spoon to mix your chocolate in between intervals. You’ll only need 1/4-1/3 cup of chocolate to make your chocolate words.
- Place your piping tip into a piping bag. Put the piping bag over the edges of a tall glass.
- Pour the melted chocolate into the piping bag.
- Cut the piping bag tip and twist the end of the piping bag to get it ready for piping.
- Place your parchment paper or silicone mat on a baking sheet. This will make it easier to transfer it to the freezer later. Any plate would work for this as well depending on how much freezer space you have.
- Begin piping your words as if you were handwriting the word. After you’ve completed the word, trace a line underneath the word to make the letters reinforced, or have something that will be easily stuck into your cake.
- Remove the tip from the chocolate word.
- Place the chocolate words in the freezer for 20 minutes to set them.
- Do not hold the chocolate writing decoration for a very long time in your hand or it will start to melt.
- Place your decorative chocolate writing in an airtight container until you’re ready to use it.
What type of chocolate to use for piping writing
The chocolate that should be used for piping chocolate writing is melting wafers. Melting wafers are easy to melt in the microwave, and will not burn easily. Melting wafers flow well when melted, making them the best choice for piping chocolate writing.