dark chocolate swirls and twirls decorations
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I love these chocolate twirly swirly decorations that are easy to make with the help of a glass of chilled vodka. You can make abstract shapes like I did today, make straight squiggle shapes, thick or thin shapes, intertwine different coloured chocolates or even piped flowers/designs. Here's how....
1 tall glass or tall narrow container of vodka
melted tempered chocolate of choice
piping bag fitted with a small round tip
Pop your glass of vodka in the freezer to chill, you want to be nice and icy cold.
Fill your piping bag with melted chocolate. Remove cold vodka from the freezer. Holding your piping bag 2cm (bit less than an inch) from the surface of the vodka, apply firm even pressure and pipe directly into the vodka letting the chocolate fall naturally.
piped chocolate in chilled vodka
Chocolate will set instantly set on hitting the cold vodka, remove decorations as they are piped to a baking rack to dry. Moving your piping bag as you're piping will create different shapes. Once dry they are ready to use on your cupcakes or plated desserts.
Try using multiple piping bags at once with a swirling motion to have intertwined shapes. White and dark chocolate look great together.
Using light pressure with your piping bag will result in "floating shapes", carefully pipe flower shapes and designs remove to baking rack to dry after you have completed each shape.
Happy Baking :)
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