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Easy and Decorative Chocolate Roses for Valentine's Day

Easy and Decorative Chocolate Roses for Valentine's Day

These roses are made using homemade modeling chocolate.
I find them easier to make than tempering the chocolate.
They give a perfect touch to Valentine's Day treats!

Ingredients: 4-6 6cm roses

Chocolate
50 g
Starch based sweet syrup (sugar syrup)
15 g
Water
5 g
Granulated sugar
6 g

Steps

1. Melt the chocolate over a hot water bath. (Do not temper it.)
2. Put the water and granulated sugar in a cup and microwave for 30 seconds. Melt the sugar to make a syrup.
3. Add the starch-based sweet syrup (sugar syrup) to the cup, and dissolve it using a hot water bath.
4. Add the sugar mixture to the bowl of chocolate, then mix well over a bowl of ice water.
5. It is done when it hardens and looks dry.
6. To make the rose, form a 1-2 cm ball.
7. Then flatten it into an oval shape. (I work on an ice pack covered in plastic wrap since my hands are warm.)
8. Roll it between your fingers.
9. This will form the core of the rose.
10. Add two little petals.
11. Then add three larger petals. (I recommend setting the petals into a triangular form at this step.)
12. Continue adding more petals until you reach your desired size. Trust your intuition!
13. Note: The roses look best if the core is set higher than the petals. I also recommend slightly curling the petals outward.
14. This is how they should looks from the side.
15. Use them to decorate mousse pudding.
16. Then gift wrap them.
17. Or else decorate a cake. See Recipe ID: 1332606.
18. They're easy to make and look gorgeous.
19. Try decorating with different sized roses.
20. Combine them with chocolate ribbons when decorating. Be creative!

Story Behind this Recipe

I added notes on 2/3/2012.