Modelling Chocolate Strawberries

These strawberries made out of modelling chocolate make a great fruity addition to any food themed cakes. Tutorial by Zoe Burmester.

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These strawberries made out of modelling chocolate make a great fruity addition to any food themed cakes.Tutorial by Zoe Burmester.

You will need:

Edibles:

Equipment:

  • 100g modelling chocolate: white (Cocoform)
  • red gel colour (Magic Colours Pro Gel)
  • petal dust: lemon yellow, apple green, and riding hood red (Magic Colours)
  • confectioner's glaze (Squires Kitchen)
  • 10g green gum paste
  • vodka or rejuvenator spirit

 

  • assorted brushes (food use only)
  • Innovative Works Sugar Shapers: Point Chisel
  • kettle or steamer
  • mini Petunia cutter or other five-leaf mini cutter
1

Add a tiny amount of red gel to the white modelling chocolate to make a pale pink colour. Take off a small part ands roll into a ball and then form into a teardrop shape. Use your fingers to press into the strawberry creating a more irregular shape.

2

Make little seed holes using the pointed chisel. Repeat to make three extra strawberries and leave to dry until firm.

3

Mix a little yellow and apple green petal dusts with alcohol to create a weak paint, and paint the tops of the strawberries.

4

Now mix red dust with alcohol to create a very weak wash and start to build up the colour on the rest of the strawberry. You want it to grade into the green top and concentrate to a much darker red where the fruit ripens at the bottom. Repeat with all the strawberries and leave to dry.

5

Steam the strawberries over a kettle to set the colour and once dry, dip into or paint on confectioner’s glaze to give a high shine. Leave to dry.


6

To make the strawberry stalks and leaves, roll out a little green sugarpaste and cut out with the mini petunia cutter. Use a ball tool to press and flatten the leaves slightly, and then your fingers to pinch the tips together.

7

Press into the hole at the top of the strawberry, shape the leaves for a little movement and then roll a tiny stem to place in the centre. If required attach with a little water.

8

Add a little depth and colour by painting garden green dust mixed with alcohol. Repeat with all the strawberries.

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