When I first saw the front cover of 'The Joy of Chocolate', my first two thoughts were "Who wants chocolate cabbage?" and "How did they do that?". I've made this 3 or 4 times for my wife's birthday, and was excited when I saw this contest. This is my version of The Chocolate Cabbage.
Step 1: It's All in the Cabbage and the Chocolate
When you choose the cabbage leaves, you want the outer leaves. Inner leaves tend to be too small or too cupped or rounded. Choose ones clean and without holes and tears.
Good chocolate goes without saying. I chose a Scharffen Berger with 62%. Choose hersheys at your own risk.