4 Chocolate Garnish Ideas

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Chocolate garnishes make finished dessert look professional and gourmet.

A chocolate garnish adds beauty, texture, and depth to a dessert.

Chocolate can be made into remarkable designs that can go on top of eclairs, wedding cakes, mousse, or tarts.

How to make a rolled chocolate garnish

You’ll need a couple of tools to make your chocolate garnishes

  1. 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 a few beautiful chocolate garnish.
  2. Place your piping tip into a piping bag. Put the piping bag over the edges of a tall glass.
  3. Pour the melted chocolate into the piping bag.
  4. Cut the piping bag tip and twist the end of the piping bag to get it ready for piping.
  5. Cut a strip of parchment paper as long as the length of your chocolate garnish.
  6. Begin piping your garnish by piping circles the length of your parchment paper. Continue and go back the same way.
  7. Make another layer of circles beside the first layer. Go back over and create another layer of circles.
  8. Cut the parchment paper close to one side of the circles.
  9. Roll the parchment paper and make sure the chocolate does not touch itself when closing the circle of parchment paper.
  10. Place an elastic band gently over the roll of parchment paper. Don’t squish the parchment paper or you’ll ruin your design.
  11. Place the chocolate garnish in the freezer for 20 minutes to set it.
  12. Take the elastic band off of the roll of parchment paper.
  13. Gently unwrap the parchment paper. Remove the chocolate garnish from the parchment paper.
  14. Do not hold the chocolate garnish for a very long time in your hand or it will start to melt.
  15. Place your decorative chocolate piece in an airtight container until you’re ready to use it.
Chocolate Garnish Ideas

How to make a chocolate leaf garnish

Tools you’ll need:

Chocolate Garnish Ideas
  1. 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 1/8 cup of chocolate to make a few beautiful chocolate leaves.
  2. Lay your fresh leaves on a silicone mat.
  3. Dip your food safe paintbrush in the melted chocolate and paint the chocolate onto the fresh leaves.
  4. Cover it fully and make it as thick as you need to for your preference.
  5. Place the chocolate leaves in the freezer for 20 minutes to set it.
  6. Gently peel the fresh leaf from the chocolate carefully, not to disturb the chocolate.
  7. Do not hold the chocolate leaf for a very long time in your hand or it will start to melt.
  8. Place your decorative leaves in an airtight container until you’re ready to use it.

How to make a chocolate snowflake garnish

Chocolate snowflakes are easy to make using only a few tools:

  1. 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 lots of chocolate snowflakes.
  2. Place your piping tip into a piping bag. Put the piping bag over the edges of a tall glass.
  3. Pour the melted chocolate into the piping bag.
  4. Cut the piping bag tip and twist the end of the piping bag to get it ready for piping.
  5. Begin piping the snowflakes. Touch the tip to your silicone mat, pipe it so it’s a bit of a thick circle.
  6. Lift the tip of the piping bag and make a line. Push out a bit more chocolate so it matches the other end of the snowflake.
  7. Make 2 lines perpendicular. Make 2 more lines diagonally for a total of 6 branches on your chocolate snowflake.
  8. Add tiny branches to all of the chocolate snowflake arms.
  9. Place the snowflake in the freezer for 20 minutes to set it.
  10. Gently peel the chocolate snowflake from the silicone mat. Do not hold the chocolate snowflake for a very long time in your hand or it will start to melt.
  11. Store your chocolate snowflakes in an airtight container.
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How to make make a garnish with writing

You’ll need a couple of tools to pipe your chocolate words

  1. 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.
  2. Place your piping tip into a piping bag. Put the piping bag over the edges of a tall glass.
  3. Pour the melted chocolate into the piping bag.
  4. Cut the piping bag tip and twist the end of the piping bag to get it ready for piping.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Remove the tip from the chocolate word.
  8. Place the chocolate words in the freezer for 20 minutes to set them.
  9. Do not hold the chocolate writing decoration for a very long time in your hand or it will start to melt.
  10. Place your decorative chocolate writing in an airtight container until you’re ready to use it.
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