December 31st, 2011

How to Make Chocolate Curls for Cakes and Cupcakes

Guess what! It’s SUPER EASY to make beautiful chocolate curls for your desserts–just like the ones shown on this chocolate mousse cake.

Chocolate Mousse Cake



All you need is one of these. . .

And a giant chocolate bar. Unless you are making dessert for 50, you won’t use all of the chocolate for the curls, but you do need a wide piece of chocolate, so get the big one, and I’m sure you’ll figure out something to do with the extra. (Wink. Wink.)  Oh, and put the chocolate in the refrigerator about one hour before you plan to make the curls. Not all day. Just an hour.

You also need a dessert that would look better with some chocolate curls on top!

Take your chocolate out of the refrigerator and, using your potato-peeler, make some practice curls over a bowl by carefully shaving some chocolate off one of the sides of the candy bar.

After you have made enough practice curls that you are comfortable making them, it’s time to put the dessert in front of you. The chocolate curls are very delicate, so you want them to fall from the chocolate bar right onto your dessert.

You did it!

By the way, this cute cake plate was given to me by my next-door neighbor. She made it by gluing a candlestick holder to a plate with instant mix epoxy. Isn’t that clever!

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3 Responses to “How to Make Chocolate Curls for Cakes and Cupcakes”

  1. That sounds good!! I think I can do it even though I’m only 8!

  2. I know you can do it, Julia! You go girl!

  3. Thanks :-)

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