It wouldn’t be far-fetched to say that chocolate transfer sheets are the next best thing to be introduced to the world after sliced bread. No, really! These bad boys help you add just the right flair and panache to your delectable desserts. Can you hear us complaining?
The patterns in chocolate transfer sheets are the true award-winners. There’s a whole bunch for baking artists to choose from—(in our best Lindsay Lohan voice) the limit does not exist.
If you’re a fan of cocoa butter, then you’re going to love chocolate transfer sheets even more. This is because colored cocoa butter on acetate sheets is used to make all those pretty patterns you see on the finished product.
If you’re a novice to chocolate transfers sheets, here are the steps you should follow to get the most out of this fun decoration!
Step 1: Get Your Tools Ready
A common yet easily avoidable mistake people make in this process is being under-prepared. Ensure all the necessary tools are with you before you begin. Some of them include:
- The number of chocolate transfer sheets that are required
- An off-set spatula (preferably metal)
- Tempered/ molding chocolate—melt it in a saucepan or a microwave until the chocolate is runny.
- Designing tools like cookie cutters, baking rings or a chef’s knife
Once ready, let the show begin!
Step 2: Make Appropriate Sections Of The Transfer Sheet
The length of each chocolate transfer sheet depends on the kind of dessert you’re making and your desired size of the chocolate pattern. Apply a thin layer of the melted chocolate on the sheet, pattern-side up. Spread it until the entire surface of the sheet is covered. Let the chocolate cool for about 5-10 minutes before moving on to the next step.
Pro Tip: Resist the temptation to lay down thick dollops of chocolate—too thick a layer will be more difficult for you to control.
Step 3: Start Designing!
If you followed Step 1, you’ll have your designing tools handy. Knives, cookie cutter, rings; use whichever tool you fancy to make the design. Gently press down on the melted chocolate so that there are no accidents.
When you’re finished, place the sheet in the refrigerator to cool down. Once fully hardened, lightly peel off the chocolate pieces from the transfer sheets and place them on a separate tray to be used.
That’s it! Your beautiful chocolate-based decoration is ready!