This year for my little lady's birthday party I decided to go with cupcakes. Her birthday is a few days before Valentine's day (which is one of my favorite holidays) and since I love extending this holiday I decided to go with a red, pink, white and heart shaped theme. I wanted to do something simple, unique and elegant. Its hard sometimes to do it all especially when cupcakes are involved but I thought hey lets give it a try. The idea of using melted chocolate to create hearts popped into my head. At first I tried to melt re chocolate and cut it with metal cookies cutters. Then I put some squiggles on top with pink. It looked cute but it wasn't really what I was going for. Then I decided I would create hearts as if it was piping. It was awesome! It really worked out exactly how I pictured it would!! I love them. This will not be the last time I use chocolate to create edible shapes. Wanna give it a try? Alright!!
First: I melted my chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. First put it in for 30 seconds then stir, continue doing this until the chocolate is completely melted- or until there are no more than 1 or 2 bumps left 0 you don't want to do too much or you will burn the chocolate- YUCK!
*While this is in the microwave- lay out some wax paper.
Next: I began drawing little hearts with my baggie on the wax paper. I probably made about 100 hearts. Way more than I needed but it took me a while to get the hang of it and figure out what I wanted them to look like.
Finally: Let the hearts dry and then place them on the cake or cupcakes or whatever you plan on putting them on.
I made a bunch of little dots the same size. This might be fun to do a polkadot cake and use it instead of fondant.
You could write someones name right on the cake with chocolate.
You could do stars, squares, dots, peace signs- whatever you want. SO MANY OPTIONS!
These cupcakes were so fast and so easy but got SO MANY COMPLIMENTS!
Go create your own!