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    Bubble Wrap Chocolate Decorations for Cupcakes

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    POP!  POP!  POP! Is this you with a piece of bubble wrap? Stop your "popping" and start making bubble wrap chocolate decorations for your cupcakes. These super easy chocolate toppers are fun to make and I'm sure you have a secret stash of bubble wrap tucked away somewhere right?  

    All you need is a piece of clean bubble wrap and melted tempered chocolate.

    Place your bubble wrap bubble side up on a baking mat or tray.

    Spread your melted chocolate over the bubble wrap.

    Allow the chocolate to set and peel off the bubble wrap & voilà you have bubble wrap chocolate. Your piece of bubble wrap can be used over & over again.

    Want curved pieces? Then lay the bubble wrap with the wet chocolate side upwards over a rolling pin or small bowl, allow chocolate to set and peel away bubble wrap.

    Want coloured chocolate? The see "colouring chocolate"

    You can also cut your chocolate into shapes or shards; peel away bubble wrap from the chocolate when it is at the "just set" stage and before the chocolate is fully hardened. Use a sharp or serrated knife to cut the chocolate bubble pieces into shape. Or just break pieces off for abstract shapes.

    Make holes in your bubble chocolate by using a heated skewer or tip of a small knife to melt out the middle part of the chocolate bubbles. If you create very thin bubble sheets of chocolate you can pop out the centres with a piping tip etc without having to use heat.

    Bubble wrap chocolate has a variety of applications, all the way from making "coral" for sea scenes or bee hives to the most elegant cupcake decorations. 

    So why are you still reading this? Go on, hunt for that piece of bubble wrap and give chocolate bubble wrap a try. 

    Happy Baking :) 

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    Reader Comments (13)

    Wow this is such a great idea I totally love it! It and your blog will be featured Sunday morning on !

    August 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSprinkles

    Thank you for the feature! Loved looking around your site too!

    August 23, 2010 | Registered CommenterThe Lone Baker

    Very Cool!

    August 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSteph@PlainChicken

    What a gorgeous idea!!! I have a party on Saturday and was trying to figure out a decoration to go in little chocolate mousse nests- PERFECT!! I hope I have some bubble wrap around at home...!!

    - Becs

    August 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBecs @ Stiletto Studio

    aw, genius!

    August 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterScootabaker

    Bubble wrap choc toppers. How novel! I love the idea. Those squiggly curls sure amp those cupcakes up. Pure genius! You are an artiste.

    August 25, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbubble&squeak

    Hey this is really great stuff, I was just wondering if you know if it'd still work fine with dark chocolate like 72% cocoa? Thanks!

    September 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNatalia

    Hi Natalia, yes it will work with 72% cocoa dark chocolate.... keeping in mind if you are using eating chocolate then a brand that has a high cocoa butter content will be easier to temper and spread thinly. :)

    Thank you Natalia, Steph, Becs, Scootabaker, and bubble&squeak for the comments!

    September 2, 2010 | Registered CommenterThe Lone Baker

    Oooh! I love bubble wrap. See, now I'm all inspired and am considering what I could fill the tiny bubble cups with before adding more chocolate over the top...peanut butter filling would probably be too time consuming, but something squirty like caramel could be fun... Hmmmm.....

    January 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarzipanTurtle

    Great idea... caramel would fab Marzipan Turtle! Thanks for stopping by :)

    January 12, 2011 | Registered CommenterThe Lone Baker

    Another reason to love bubble wrap! This is a genius idea! Thanks for sharing!

    June 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPhuoc'n Delicious

    I want to thank you for inspiring me, you make some amazing creations. I had a go myself and credited you in this post

    August 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTea and Biscuits

    Thank you Tea and Biscuits... I belatedly visited your blog today... fun and interesting!

    June 5, 2012 | Registered CommenterThe Lone Baker

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