Can I Make "Chocolate Christmas trees"?
I used this video from Shereka World's YouTube channel as a guide for what to put inside my "Snow Globe" cupcakes (Stay tuned!). As I mentioned in my "Bubblepop Electric Cupcakes" post (link), at the same time, I was also working on making "Snow Globe Cupcakes" which also have gelatin bubbles. Super cool!
In different videos on YouTube, they put different things inside the SnowGlobe, Santa Claus or a Snowman. I remembered I had seen a way to pipe Christmas trees with Chocolate and pretzels that looked really cool.
Wednesday, December 11, 2019, Attempt #1:
I didn't have little pretzel sticks; I used paper lollipop sticks, which I cut in half & colored brown with a marker. Haha. :)
She used green candy melts; I didn't have any around. I just used dark chocolate.
This photo shows a lot of the things I used for the Snow Globe Cupcakes. For the Christmas trees, I just used: the Chocolate, Lollipop sticks, brown marker, parchment paper and cooking spray.
It was super easy and there was actually very little mess to do it. I just melted a few chocolate wafers right in a Ziploc bag and cut a tiny hole in the corner of the bag and used it as the piping bag too. I didn't even use another bowl.
I piped them onto parchment paper that I had sprayed with cooking spray.
The basic steps are:
1.) Put parchment paper down and spray with cooking spray.
2.) Put your pretzels (or lollipop sticks :) ) down on the parchment paper.
3.) Melt chocolate or candy melts in a plastic bag or bowl.
- If you melt the chocolate/candy melts in a bowl, put it in a plastic bag or piping bag.
4.) Cut a tiny hole in 1 corner of the plastic bag to use it as a piping bag.
5.) Pipe in a zig zag motion over the pretzel/lollipop stick to form a Christmas tree shape.
6.) Put in the fridge to set.
7.) Display your art or eat!
I had extra chocolate so I did a few without the lollipop sticks. I wasn't sure if that would work.
We are good at this! How fancy does that look?
It's so easy -- it takes 2-5 min. and looks so classy. :) I wasn't sure if any of them were going to work and come off the parchment paper, but they turned out really well! I used a couple in the Snow Globe cupcakes and I'm also going to use them in other dessert art projects. You can use them as a decoration for any cake or dessert or eat them on their own. :)
Give it a try! We are good at this!
The ones without the lollipop stick/pretzel turned out well too. I wouldn't have been able to stick these in the Snow Globe cupcake though.