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Drawing with chocolate

chocolate snoopy sm

Drawing with chocolate is a really simple way to decorate. If you are afraid of fondant, try this – you can still get really creative and it’s kind of a neat way to make characters some to life…not to mention it’s delicious.

Armpit what sm

It was my friend Paul’s birthday, and I knew I was going to make cupcakes but I wanted to do something different. Since he draws a comic called Cool Jerk, I thought it’d be neat surprise to take one of his characters and draw it in chocolate. I hadn’t done anything like that before, so I just figured it out on the fly. This is how I did it:

reverse images

I printed out a picture of the character: Armpit, as well as a few others you might recognize. Then reversed the images in photoshop – why? Because I knew that I was going to flip the chocolate when it was done and I wanted it to read correctly. Trust me, this is going to work out…

taped parchment sm

I taped a piece of parchment on top, then I simply melted some chocolate chips, put it in a piping bag and went to work. If you don’t have a piping bag, use a ziploc, but just make sure you don’t cut the corner off too big, you want a FINE LINE, so the smaller the end, the better the control.

start the piping sm
piped chocolate sm

Here’s where I realized I had made a mistake. Armpit’s lineweights were a bit too delicate to work with the melty chocolate. However, the other were a lot easier. I had done Snoopy before in fondant, so the shape was familiar anyway. And Lucy was really easy since half of it was black anyway – note for next time, do a character with a lot of shading.

white chocolate overlay sm

I let the chocolate dry, then melted some white chocolate and put that in a piping bag. I piped a thick layer over the chocolate – be careful, if the chocolate lines aren’t totally dry, they will smear. Also be wary of air pockets, they will show up when you turn it over.

chocolate drawings sm

Put the chocolate in the freezer for a few minutes, when solid, just slide them off the parchment, turn them over and you should see your work in chocolate form!

There are so many possibilities with this, just remember, try and pick something familiar, that way if you screw up, people will still recognize the character, and try and pick something with thicker line weights. It’ll make your life easier, trust me.

The Baby’s birthday is next month and it is to be a full blown Batman party. I see the future and it looks like Batman piped in chocolate on cupcakes. But how does Batman feel about chocolate anyway? Hm…Maybe not.

chocolate snoopy sm

Armpit and his cupcakes sm

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Drawing with chocolate



12 Responses to “Drawing with chocolate”

  1. linda says:

    hi justjenn!
    i found you from your comment on bakingbites.
    this is such a cool site…love this tutorial…can you please let me know what piping tip (brand etc) that you have pictured on this post.
    thanks…i have bookmarked your blog!!!

  2. jami says:

    OK, THAT is awesome, and now I am not scared of drawing! Freehand=no go, but tracing=within the realm of possibility!

  3. justJENN says:

    Personally I like really small tips #2 or #3, you still want enough to come out too. However in this case I just used a ziploc because I wanted a verrrry small line with a lot of control. So whatever you are most comfortable with. I say try both, you never know it depends on the project.

  4. What a great idea! Looks fabulous.

  5. Lady P says:

    wow! i never would have thought that was how you could do that- they look so well done, so perfect. maybe i could even do it …(she says, wringing her hands and wondering….)

  6. I have to say, that is a seriously cool idea. I have seen drawing with chocolate but I have never seen the idea of backing the drawing with white chocolate. That is truly inspired. Thank you, Jenn!

  7. Nichole says:

    This is super! My daughter has asked for a “Yellow Submarine and Ringo” cake for her birthday. It’s in August, but I figured I should start practicing now. I’m going to give this method a try!

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    hye….very creative ownwork…well done!

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