I hope you’re all starting to feel springy! I know I sure am. This winter was a total joke by New Hampshire standards. Minimal snow, power never went out, kind of a big cold yawn. Even though it’s been mild, I’m still itching for open windows and breezy afternoons. The only sign of the season changing I can do without is the whole springing ahead nonsense. Losing an hour of sleep isn’t fun for anyone, but it’s especially bunk when you have a baby. Can’t wait for her 4am wake up call to feel like 3am. Just. Can’t. Wait.
My favorite sign that spring is on the way – flowers! Tulips, daffodils, daisies, hyacinth, I love them all. In celebration of spring flowers and the warmer, brighter weather to come, I created a new chocolate flower tutorial for The Cake Blog. This time I played with scale and went big, really big. I’m totally head-over-heels for them! One of those happy instances where a project exceeded my expectations. I say chocolate, but all of these techniques work beautifully with candy melts if tempting isn’t your thing.
Giant Chocolate Flowers Tutorial – Erin Bakes for The Cake Blog
These cake-covering flowers are such an easy and inexpensive way to quickly create an impressive centerpiece for your dessert table. You could even pick up a cake at a local bakery and top it off with one of these giant tasty blooms. Your secret is safe with me.
I figured that as long as I’m sharing my latest and greatest on The Cake Blog, I might as well roundup some of my other seasonal chocolate bloom tutorials. Chocolate flowers are one of my most favorite things in the world to make. They’re beautiful, delicious, and 100% edible in the best way. They make perfect cupcake toppers. No need to pick off decorations here, chomp right in and enjoy!
Learn how to make the daffodils pictured below in a free tutorial I put together, again, for the The Cake Blog.
The tulips, leaves, and daisies are all taught in great detail in my latest Craftsy class,
Delicious Decorations: Chocolate Flowers.
In the class you’ll also learn how to make my fluffy peony, pansies, anemones, sunflowers, ranunculus, and more. It’s yours for life, watch it any time you like, AND ask me questions as you go. Yes, me, live in my living room answering your questions about chocolate as I unwind with a cold beverage and watch Real Housewives. There’s also a money-back guarantee. (Not that I think you’ll need it. 😉 ) Pick the class up here with my 50% off instructor link.
And while it’s not technically a flower, my chocolate shamrock is the perfect topper for your St. Paddy’s day cupcakes. Bonus – no tools required! Just your impeccably clean hands.
Erin Gardner says
Thank you! 🙂