Make these for your Valentine
These strawberries are easy to make and impressive-looking. They make nice gifts or additions to a table of sweets.
To make these, you will need a chocolate melting pot and paint brushes along with your ingredients.* The most important thing to remember when working with chocolate is to make sure everything is dry. If a spoon is wet, the chocolate will curdle and you will not be able to use it or this purpose (although adding a great amount of water will make it a nice chocolate drip for cake).
When your strawberries are dipped and decorated, to transport them put a dab of melted chocolate on the tray where you will be placing the strawberry. Set the strawberry on top, let it dry on the tray, and this will stabilize it.
When I was a teenager my mother took me with her to a class on working with chocolate. I really enjoyed it and started baking and making chocolate pieces because of her. She is gone now and making these reminds me of her.
- Chocolate melting pot
- Paint brushes
- 1 quart fresh strawberries
- 10 oz bag of white chocolate melts
- 10 oz bag of dark chocolate melts
- Edible glitter
- Edible metallic paint
HOW TO MELT CHOCOLATE IN A MICROWAVE
*For tips on melting chocolate in a microwave. Check out our LEARNING GUIDE.
Edible Glitter can be purchased in specialty baking and hobby/craft stores and on Amazon.
Dip whole strawberries in white chocolate and let dry. Once dry, dip strawberries in dark chocolate at a left and right angle to create the tuxedo affect. Place 2 or 3 dots of dark chocolate in the “white section” to appear as buttons.
Metallic Colored Strawberries
These can be dipped in either white or dark chocolate, as the metallic paint has very good coverage. After dipped strawberries have dried , you can brush on the metallic paint, then let dry for about 5 minutes.
For shiny lines on strawberries
Take a pastry bag filled with melted chocolate, cut the very tip off, and let it drip across the top of the strawberries. While the drips are still wet, grab a medium pastry paint brush and flick edible glitter across the top, then let it dry.