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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!

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14 comments on “Amazing 30 Second Chocolate Leaves”

  1. Kate Pop says:

    Heh, when I saw the photos with the specialist gloves and comb, I thought that this would be one for the pros. But wow, so simple to do, and such a pretty effect. I bet the texture feels great in the mouth too, rather than the standard block chocolate.

    Might be a good idea to use several of these leaves to surround a nest of easter eggs for the forthcoming festivities :)

  2. I love this post…. did something like it for my Valentines day cake!

  3. What a super idea!!! I hope you don’t mind if I borrow it in the future. Naturally I will send everyone to you to read the tutorial. Love it!!

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  5. Spencer says:

    They look so good! I reckon I could eat about 100 of them.

  6. Maude says:

    This kind of makes me miss when I used to temper chocolate. It’s been years, but I remember I always used valrhona dark and I had sooooo much fun making little decorations. Aaaahhhh… mem’ries..

  7. That is very good comment you shared.Thank you so much that for you shared those things with us.Im wishing you to carry on with ur achivments.All the best

  8. Debbie says:

    Looks far easier than my leaves. I would pick firm leaves from my lemon tree – wash them well & rinse in cold water. Dry with paper towel & ‘paint’ the back (veiny side) with chocolate. Place in freezer. Peel lemon leaf from chocolate. They did look nice with frosting roses.

  9. i love these, and in chocolate! wish I had seen them before i made my mums cake last week!

  10. Wow! The chocholate looks so delicious. I wanna try it at home with my children. Thank you for your inspiring post.

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