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Here is step by step on how to make chocolate butterflies.  I used them to decorate a birthday cake.

You will need the following items:

-Chocolate (2 different colors) - You can use chunk chocolate or the disks
-Wax Paper
-An outline of a butterfly - I hand drew this on a piece of paper
-Zipping bags
-A cookie sheet
-Scissors
-Toothpicks
-Microwave



 
 
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Step 1: Prep for the construction

If using chucks of chocolate then chop the chocolate into the melt-able pieces.

Then put small pieces/disks into the zipping baggy (freezer bags worked the best).

Put them in the microwave.  Heat for 10 seconds at a time until melted.



Note: Do not add coloring to chocolate. There is a chemical reaction and it lumps up the chocolate. Buy the already colored chocolate.

Step 2: Trace the butterfly

Put the pattern on the cookie sheet.

Cover with a piece of wax paper.

Snip off the tip of the corner of the baggy. Don't make it too big or controlling the flow of chocolate will be difficult.

Trace outline on wax paper.

Make the lines a little thick.

Also trace the antenna.


Note: If not putting on a cake you will want to make wings close enough that you can form a body between them and antenna.

Step 4: The grand finale!

To cool quicker place in refrigerator.

On the cake, place wings.  For a 3-D effect, place small candies or chocolate chips under wings (I used small marshmallows).

Use chocolate frosting to make a body and stick in the antenna.

Enjoy the ooo's and ahhh's of a job well done.


Kaiven2 years ago
What do you do if you need to add more chocolate to the bag or if the chocolate starts to harden in the bag? I would love to try this out.
ArticAkita Kaiven5 months ago

Have a hot cup of water handy I suppose?

poofrabbit3 years ago
These are very cool!
arent they im from australia and i taught a cooking class and the kids absolutley loved them
kathrynl3 years ago
Beautiful work! I think I'll try this on a cake in the near future. Thanks!
jrcq3 years ago
Really nice! I going to give it a try
wycohibito (author) 3 years ago
Thank you. It was fun!
Excellent work, well done!
ChrysN3 years ago
Nicely done that looks great!