Embellishing Cakes with Chocolate Curls
I don't have a recipe for this triple chocolate cake. It's a box cake, box frosting, with chocolate pudding in the middle... that's the triple chocolate part.
The fun part is embellishing the top of this cake with chocolate curls. Isn't embellishing anything the most fun part? I've embellished quilts, pillows, pocketbooks, and etc. and it is always more fun than making the actual item.
The easiest way I found to make the "curls" is to melt chocolate - chocolate melts slowly in the microwave and DON'T overheat the chocolate. It is very bad to overheat chocolate. (Don't ask me how I know).
Anyway, after the chocolate is melted pour onto a cookie sheet and let cool slightly but still not completely cool or it will be brittle. It still has to have some pliability or the chocolate won't "curl". Use a non-serrated knife and push the blade away from you. If it's not curling, the chocolate may be too cold. (Don't ask me how I know that either. I had to reheat the chocolate and recool it 3 times before I finally got the chocolate to the right temperature to "curl". When it finally started to work, it was great fun and I piled all the curls in a circle on the top of the cake.
A dollop of cream...
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