This is my way of making chocolate roses its easy fast and not very messy. Its perfect for gifts, cakes, for your valentine, or just a delicous treat, my family loved them. Its a great activity to do w/ a couple of friends or alone(which i prefer:). The thing i love about this is that it cost no more than $5 and not very complicated ingredients or supplies. Like i said this is my way to make them but there are many more ways other than mine!
Step 1: Ingredients and Main Supplies
You will need the following:
> 8-12oz of chocolate chips(this makes about two roses)
> 1/2cup of corn syrup
> strawberries (as many as the amount of roses you wants to make)
> plastic bag
> plastic container
> bamboo sticks or any strong wood sticks
> pair of hands:D
Step 2: Melting Chocolate:]
there are two ways to melt chocolate in the microwave or on the stove. I chose the stove because it the easiest way not scorch or burn it.
to melt on the stove put the fire on low(if you put it on high its most likely gonna burn)
then boil the water in a saucepan and put a plate on top (make sure the bottom of the plate doesnt touch the boiling water)
put chocolate chips inthe plate little at a time
when its completely liquid turn off the stove
To melt chocolate in the micro wave:
choose a microwavable container
put in half of the amount of chocolate and put as much time as it
needs to melt(if it burns or scoches add the remaining chocolate and stir.
Step 3: Mixing & Cooling
After melting the chocolate add 1/2 a cup of corn syrup and mix untill the glossy coat is gone.when your done mixing pour into a plastic container and put it into the freezer for 15 min. after the 15 minutes take out of the freezer and put into plastic wrap (i used a plastic bag its the same) and put it in the refrigerator for half an hour to harden a bit more.( the chocolate should come out of the plastic container easily like soft clay)
Step 4: Strawberries! Yum
While the chocolate hardens, wash the strawberries and chop off leaves(or if you want leaves for the rose leave them on). the strawberries have to be perfect so if they are a bit freeformed shaped then with a knife shape them perfectly.after shaping place them in a cup of ice because we dont want the chocolate to melt. since the chocolate will fall off if it is wet it is preferable if you dry them with a dry towel. after cutting,cooling and drying wash you hands with freezing water and dry completely and get ready to work with the chocolate.
Step 5: Chocolate Sweetness!!!
For this step you will have to take the chocolate out of the refrigerator and cover the strawberries with it. First, take a chunk of chocolate and play with it alittle untill it is moldable. Then, cover the strawberry completely (make sure the chocolate cover is not to thin or it will tear and also make sure not to work too much w/ the chocolate or it will melt). After that let the chocolate cool before you work on the petals.
Step 6: Petals
for the petals you will have to be super careful(they tear easily). First make a roll of chocolate to make it easier to make petals. with a knife slice a piece of the roll about 2cm wide.repeat that about 15 times . when you have finished that pat them down around the edges so the inside is fatter than the outside and begin placing them around the chocolate covered strawberry. place them to were you think looks best.
Step 7: Beautiful*
The only thing left to do is to insert a bamboo stick on the bottom of the rose and put it in the freezer to chill and TAHDAH!!!!!you have a beatiful flower!!!you can decorate it with edible paint or glitter. you can also put it on a cake for a great topper!!! i would really love to see your flowers so dont forget to send me pictures of them!!!<3