Yesterday I posted a brief lesson showing how to make a white chocolate dipped strawberry bouquet. Today, I’ll show you a quick and easy way to decorate your white chocolate covered strawberries with contrasting semi-sweet chocolate. Watch this short video min-lesson.
You won’t need any special tools for this. A simple small sealable plastic bag is the only tool that you will need.
Here is an easy recipe for your melted chocolate. The chocolate that we will use to decorate your chocolate covered strawberries can be chocolate chips or a chocolate bar that has been chopped up and melted. To melt your chocolate, place in a glass bowl and put in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time, stirring after each 30 seconds.
When almost all of the chocolate has melted stir until the last few lumps melt and the melted chocolate is smooth. Do not overheat. Do not let any water come in contact with the chocolate that you are melting. Water in melted chocolate will cause your chocolate to “seize” and become lumpy and gloppy.
Let your melted chocolate cool for a few of minutes before placing in the plastic bag so that you don’t melt the plastic.
Place your melted chocolate in the plastic snack size or sandwich size bag and seal. Clip a tiny corner of the plastic bag off. Then you can squeeze the melted chocolate from the bag over your white chocolate covered strawberries. You will see exactly how in this short video lesson.
The decorated chocolate covered strawberries are even prettier when displayed and served in a bouquet. You can add them to a bouquet using a variety of fruit flowers or you can make a bouquet using just strawberries.
If you like this idea, you may also enjoy my Bouquets and Butterflies Vegetable and Fruit Carving Video Lessons that shows how to make a few styles of fruit flower bouquets and 2 kinds of carved butterflies. They are part of my Vegetable and Fruit Carving – 11 Week Video Course for Beginners, but they can be purchased as a separate DVD. To see details visit this page. To purchase separately, visit my shop.
The photos at Shari’s Berries may give you some other ideas about decorating your chocolate covered strawberries.
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