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Chocolate is great on it's own, but chocolate garnishes? Now we're talking!
Making your own chocolate garnishes is a great way to decorate or accent your dessert, and are really easy to make. There are a few different varieties of chocolate garnishing, but I'll be focusing on two of the most common chocolate garnish varieties: piped chocolate and chocolate curls.

Chocolate curls look great sprinkled over anything (ice cream, cake, coffee) and piped chocolate can take almost any shape you can think of, and make great toppers for desserts. Best of all, piped chocolate can be made to match any theme you have with your dessert and can be almost any shape you like, flat or curved!

Enough talk, let's make some chocolate garnishes!

Step 1: Ingredients + equipment

To make your own chocolate garnishes you only need a few things you probably have at home, and of course some chocolate!


  • chocolate wafers (dark, milk, or white)


  • saucepan
  • heatproof mixing bowl
  • icing knife
  • flat baking sheet
  • heatproof spatula
  • wax or parchment paper

Wouldn't it be easier to get curls by just using a sharp knife to shave a bar(or brick) of chocolate? As for the shapes, the more artistically minded can add details with white chocolate and maybe adding food coloring to some of the white chocolate.

ChrysN4 years ago
The molecule is: Theobromine.

The dinosaurs look really cool!
mikeasaurus (author)  ChrysN4 years ago
Thanks, they were fun to make.

You're right, theobromine is the molecule. Patched!
I am voteing
build524 years ago
I notice the spoon in the back round pretty cool were did you get it
mikeasaurus (author)  build524 years ago
Thanks, I made it!
Yeah I saw that after I posted the comment
Love the dinosaurs! Awesome work! I've also done striped curls by piping alternating lines of white and dark chocolate - looks really cool as well.
mikeasaurus (author)  shesparticular4 years ago
I don't know why I didn't think of that, what a great idea!
instruct394 years ago