Make it Monday: Decorative chocolate flowers

GREENVILLE, N.C (WNCT) – Finding the time to make dessert for a get-together or celebration is sometimes a challenge, yet finding the time to decorate your creation is even more difficult.

Amber Rudder of Your Perfect Cake in Greenville is showing us an easy and affordable way to decorate cupcakes with homemade chocolate flowers.

make it all flowers

Here’s what you’ll need:
– Modeling chocolate
– A knife
– Rolling pin
– Circle cookie cutter

make it lilly

To start, get your modeling chocolate in your desired colors and roll them out.

First, we’re going to make a calla lily.

Use a circle cookie cutter and cut through white chocolate. Then, roll together a little piece of yellow to make a tear drop shape. Place it on the circle.

“Take one end of your circle, fold it just over the base of the tear drop, and fold the other one back. Pinch and bend it back just a touch,” instructed Rudder.

make it rose on cupcake

To make a rose, take the rolled out chocolate you want and cut half circles.

“Just take one circle and roll it from edge to edge,” said Rudder. “That makes the center of the rose.”

Take another half circle and attach it only at the base with a pinch, then, pinch each side and bend it back. Pinch the next one on to the base and bend the top down.

make it rose

Repeat this with about 6 or 7 of your half circles and keep them off center and you’ll have a chocolate rose in no time. When you’re done, cut off the base with a knife so it lays flat on your cupcake.

make it ribbon rose and rose

A ribbon rose also looks beautiful and is easy to make. Start with a two-inch width of modeling chocolate and then lightly fold it to be about an inch width.

“Then, you’re going to bend one end down just to create a point and then just roll,” said Rudder.

As your roll, push up on the chocolate to create a pleat or small separation.

These will look beautiful on individual cupcakes or homemade cake for a ladies luncheon, birthday or bridal shower.

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