Make nine varieties of scrumptious, striking chocolate flowers with cake artist Erin Gardner. Temper chocolate with ease for smooth, glossy results. Make flowers without tools: peonies layered with gorgeous color, perfect pansies with realistic details, and more. Work with egg molds to create a simply beautiful tulip, a ruffled parrot tulip and a lovely ranunculus. Use veiners and molds to create textured anemones, dainty stephanotises and a variety of leaves. Bring radiant sunflowers and sweet butterflies to life with surprisingly simple techniques. Plus, create woodgrain or birch textures that offer a rustic cake surface for chocolate flower arrangements. Learn how to make chocolate flowers: Decorate your most impressive, irresistible cakes and treats with these luscious embellishments.
Meet your instructor, award-winning pastry chef and cake designer Erin Gardner, as she introduces you to the beautiful, delicious flowers you can make using chocolate! Discover what types of chocolate work best, from dark to white, and learn Erin's easy method for tempering to ensure shiny flowers that hold their shape. Then, see how to color white chocolate or candy discs to get the exact color you want.
Make your first chocolate flower, a delicate and delectable peony, as Erin demonstrates how to make this stunner with absolutely no tools! Learn techniques for creating variegated petals of various sizes and assemble them into beautiful blooms. Then, turn your attention to dainty blossoms and pansies as you learn to make four- or five-petal flowers with hand-painted details.