One of the best tricks that I learned during my day as a chocolatier at Kakao Chocolate was how to make these chocolate leaves in just thirty seconds.
Start by pouring a long blob of tempered chocolate onto parchment paper.
Use a very well cleaned hair comb or a special cake decorating comb to drag lines on both sides of the chocolate. I tried this at home with a fork and it didn’t work as well since the tines are too close together.
Finger paint the outline of the leaf.
Fold the parchment paper up a little to create a slight curve in the leaf.
Cool in the refrigerator, peel the chocolate leaf off the parchment paper, eat, or use to decorate!