Introduction: How to Make Chocolate Butterflies


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



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 3: Adding Color

Repeat chocolate prep for the second color as in Step 1.

Snip the corner of the baggy.

Fill in the wings with the second color.

Tap bottom of cookie sheet to make the chocolate fill in empty spots in wings.

Take a tooth pick and swirl the outer color with the inner color making each butterfly a unique piece of art.

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.


Comments

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Kaiven made it! (author)2012-05-24

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.

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ArticAkita made it! (author)ArticAkita2014-03-09

Have a hot cup of water handy I suppose?

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poofrabbit made it! (author)2011-05-30

These are very cool!

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arent they im from australia and i taught a cooking class and the kids absolutley loved them

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kathrynl made it! (author)2011-03-01

Beautiful work! I think I'll try this on a cake in the near future. Thanks!

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jrcq made it! (author)2011-02-24

Really nice! I going to give it a try

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wycohibito made it! (author)2011-02-23

Thank you. It was fun!

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Dream Dragon made it! (author)2011-02-23

Excellent work, well done!

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ChrysN made it! (author)2011-02-22

Nicely done that looks great!

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