Rotten Teeth Chocolate Strawberries

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Introduction: Rotten Teeth Chocolate Strawberries

About: Hi! I'm Jeromina Juan. Formerly paperplateandplane. Contest addict, earning my beloved kitchen and tech supplies one contest at a time.

Here's a treat that will make your guests' jaws drop. These rotten teeth are nothing but chocolate-covered strawberries in disguise, so don't be afraid to take a bite!

They can be served alone or as a topping, like on a trendy Basque burnt cheesecake dripping with blood-red strawberry coulis. Either way, every sweet tooth out there will find these filling.

This is an entry into the Halloween Contest. If you know the drill, please vote and share by word of mouth. Thank you!

Step 1: Ingredients

You'll need:

Strawberries -- the longer and narrower and less perfectly shaped, the better

Chopped white and dark chocolate

Coconut oil for thinning the chocolate to a good coating consistency

Edible silver pearl dust

Food color, preferably the gel variety, in yellow and black

Clear flavoring or alcohol like vodka

Black Food Writer edible marker (optional, as you can use the black food color exclusively)

Cake decorating brushes

Cocoa powder

Skewers

The amounts will vary according to how many strawberries you are using. I used 100g bar of white chocolate to coat about a dozen small-medium size strawberries.

Step 2: Prep the Strawberries

1. First, wash and hull the strawberries using a small, sharp knife.

2. Cut several small "V" incisions off the top of the strawberry to carve and mimick the topography of a molar.

3. Carve away the bottom to look like 2 to 3 roots.

4. Cut some strawberries in half to mimick the incisors. The pointed part of the strawberry will be the incisor's root.

Step 3: Prep White Chocolate

In a ramekin or very small bowl, melt white chocolate using your method of choice -- melting in the microwave or tempering in a double boiler.

Add a very small amount of coconut oil. Coconut oil will keep the chocolate more fluid and smoother for coating. It will also delay the setting time of the chocolate, so you can work longer. A half a teaspoon to a teaspoon is enough for a 100g bar of white chocolate.

Step 4: Dip and Coat

1. Prepare the strawberries by patting any cut surfaces, like the roots, with paper towel to ensure the surface is dry and the coating will stick.

2. Place one strawberry in the melted white chocolate.

3. Using a spoon, coat the strawberry. Also use the spoon to pick up and guide the strawberry into a skewer. Make sure the strawberry is skewered through the top.

4. Using the same skewer, repeat steps 2 and 3 above.

5. One skewer can hold at least 3 strawberries at a time.

6. Prop the skewer on 2 stabilizers, like short glasses for example. I used espresso cups and tea glasses.

7. Repeat dipping and skewering the strawberries and let the chocolate fully set.

Step 5: Remove From Skewers

After the chocolate has set, gently remove from skewers. I suggest removing from the opposite end of the skewer since the pointed tip likely has a coating of hardened chocolate that will get lodged. If the strawberry is stuck to the skewer, carefully use a small sharp knife to trim off any hardened chocolate on the skewer.

Carefully shave off any hardened drips with a sharp knife.

Step 6: Stain Teeth

Before decorating the strawberry teeth, have a good stare at some online images of rotten teeth, if you can stomach it. You probably can anyway if you are making these. It's helpful to observe the variety of colors and gradients in various types of rotten teeth.

1. If you are using gel food color, you can dilute yellow food color in several drops of clear flavoring (or alcohol like vodka) in desired color. Try the color out first on a small spot on the strawberry.

2. Paint stains on the strawberry teeth, especially focusing towards the roots. You want random washes of color so that there are many patchy shades to give dimension.

3. I preferred to hold each strawberry tooth on a paper towel as I painted, so that I could also pat away any areas where I put too much color.

Step 7: Tooth Decay

It's good to continue observing online pictures of teeth as you proceed with every detail. To make the teeth look like they're rotten:

1. Melt a small amount of chopped dark chocolate in a piping bag or Ziploc bag. I simply put it in the microwave in 30 second bursts until melted.

2. To avoid any spills, I like to clip the piping bag shut.

3. Pipe dark chocolate on the tops of the strawberry teeth.

4. You can also put a small chocolate spot or two on the side of a tooth. I wouldn't do this for all of them, just enough for variety.

Step 8: Fill Cavities

Time to give these teeth some silver fillings.

1. Mix together the edible silver pearl dust and a couple of drops of clear flavoring (or alcohol like vodka).

2. You want to get a nice paint-like consistency for the metal filling so that it isn't translucent. If it's too translucent, add more silver pearl dust.

3. Paint around the dark chocolate on the tops of the teeth and around any other spots where you've used dark chocolate.

Step 9: Rotten Roots

Time to do the finishing touches on the tops and roots.

1. For any fine lines, you can either use a black Food Writer edible marker or black gel food color. To get a fine line with the food color, I used the tip and side a toothpick.

2. For the roots, paint a light wash of black gel color diluted in clear flavoring/alcohol. Also paint some smaller areas with a light wash, to add more gradient and dimension to the surface of the strawberry tooth.

3. To emphasize the roots further, dip the roots in cocoa powder and brush off any excess.


There you have them -- rotten teeth chocolate-covered strawberries! Enjoy and share!

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    16 Comments

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    SalvadorDoggie
    SalvadorDoggie

    4 weeks ago

    How gross!! I bet the are delicious!

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    Busy-B
    Busy-B

    8 weeks ago

    I just had a fit of laughter because your idea is so funny! This morning I visited my dentist... I'm now wondering if I should bring some for my dentist and his team 😁
    Keep on creating!

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    snowf7
    snowf7

    8 weeks ago

    I hope you get an award for these. They look so real. What a great idea. They are creepy, gross and disgusting all in a good Hallowe'en way. It's nice to see something that is so creative and original that it makes you feel queasy. I would be nervous though, that they might go bad if I made them too far ahead of a get-together. I might try these using a strawberry fondant in place of the actual strawberries. With a fondant centre you would be able to use a variety of flavours. Thanks for sharing.
    I hit the "Favorited" button. Good luck in the contest.

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    jedikitty
    jedikitty

    8 weeks ago

    Omg, these look amazing and revolting at the same time. I don't think I could eat the final product (the less "rotten" version, maybe) but I bet these would be a hit with the younger crowd - you know, the YOLO ones.

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    _willow_
    _willow_

    1 year ago

    these look horable so since they are for Halloween they are perfect congratulations on making it as a finalist in the contest

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    Jeromina
    Jeromina

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you!

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    mdeudon
    mdeudon

    1 year ago

    Awful :-)

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    Jeromina
    Jeromina

    Reply 1 year ago

    Haha! Thanks! Awful was definitely the goal. :D

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    ProfGenki
    ProfGenki

    1 year ago

    Looks really cool ! I would love to try this out :)

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    Jeromina
    Jeromina

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thanks! Would love to see how they turn out!

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    Stephanefalies
    Stephanefalies

    1 year ago

    This is creative and gross (but in a good you, nailed it kind of way!) Nice job!

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    Jeromina
    Jeromina

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you so much! I had a lot of fun making them, hope it shows!

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    Penolopy Bulnick
    Penolopy Bulnick

    1 year ago

    That's a very unique Halloween treat!

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    Jeromina
    Jeromina

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you! I always try to make something that isn't out there yet with these contests and am hoping to get the same kind of internet reaction as I did previously with the Cockroach Donuts.

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    Penolopy Bulnick
    Penolopy Bulnick

    Reply 1 year ago

    I think that's a great goal. There is so much stuff out there repeated over and over and it's not that they're not good too, but it is really refreshing to see something truly unique :)