Introduction: Chocolate Painting

Easily turn (almost) any picture into a chocolate painting. Can be used as a cake decoration, or a

personalized gift.

Step 1: Finding the Picture

You will need:
- Printer and paper
- white parchment paper
- baking spray or oil
- tape
- cutting board
- white chocolate
- dark chocolate
- clean thin paintbrushes
- toothpicks

Find the picture you'd like to paint, or take it yourself.
Pictures with high contrast work best.

With a picture editing software, make it a black and white picture.

Then turn up the contrast so much that it only has two colors: Black and white.

Flip it horizontally and print the result.

As an alternative, if you google pumpkin carving patterns, you may find some nice pictures that you can print directly.

Now tape the picture to the cutting board.

Step 2: Preparing the Picture

Tape the parchment paper on top of it.

Put some cooking spray or oil on a kitchen towel, and wipe the parchment paper with it to lightly grease it.

Step 3: Melt the Chocolate

Break the white chocolate into pieces and melt it in the microwave or in a double boiler.

Step 4: Painting the White Areas

Using a paintbrush or toothpicks, paint the white areas of the picture.

Put it in the fridge until it is completely hardened.

Step 5: Adding the Dark Chocolate

Then melt the dark chocolate and pour it over the whole design, the thicker, the better.

Let this harden completely as well.

Step 6: All Done!

Now you should be able to flip the chocolate piece over and peel off the parchment paper.

You can use this as a cake topper, or just a piece of candy.