Would you like to learn how to make my mini white chocolate pumpkins to decorate your cupcakes?
Here is how it's done!
First you will need to prepare your modeling chocolate and let it cool and stiffen at room temperature. Here's the recipe:
Veronica's White Modeling Chocolate
20 oz of white chocolate coating
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1. Place white chocolate coating in a microwave proof glass bowl. Make sure the bowl is completely dry. Any trace of water will cause your chocolate to seize up and it will be ruined.
2. Heat chocolate until completely melted. (approx 1-2 minutes)
3. Add the corn syrup and fold it into the chocolate with a dry rubber spatula until thoroughly mixed.
4. Scrape out the mixture onto a large piece of plastic wrap.
5. Let it cool slowly as you knead it every 1-2 minutes.
Be careful not to let the separated fat cool completely without periodically kneading it back into the chocolate otherwise you will have chunks of solid fat throughout your modeling chocolate. If this happens you can try reheating it in the microwave.
The white chocolate that has always worked for me is Palmer's Candies Vanilla Almond Bark. It is sold at Ingle's grocery stores in SC. I haven't been able to find where to purchase it online. If you are reading this and know an online store that carries it, please share the link in the comments. Thanks!
You will also need:
1. Green gumpaste for the stems.
2. Basic gumpaste tools
3. X-acto knife or paring knife.
4. Paint brushes
5. Petal/luster dusts and silver highlighter.
These are the colors I used.
Bronze- Cake Supplies 4 U
Georgia Peach- CK Products
Silver Highlighter- Cakes by Design
Silver Foliage- CK Products
Maybe you know a website who carries all of these colors but I decided to provide the links of the sites where I found my colors. You may also choose to use gold instead of silver. The choice is up to you. This is just what I used.
Here's what the colors look like.
Roll it between your fingers to form a skinny, elongated tear drop or tadpole shape.
At the biggest part, press between your fingers to form sort of a golf tee shape.
Now pinch around the edges in 5 sections to form a star shape.
Now that you have the star shape, flatten it by pressing in the opposite direction.
Lay the stem down on your work surface and using your knife, score it all the way around to look like a natural vine.
Now twirl the vine into the desired shape and petal dust. I used the bronze and silver foliage as a base color then sprinkled a little silver highlighter.
Lightly wet the indentation of your pumpkin and nestle the stem on top.Last, lightly brush the lines in the pumpkin sections with georgia peach.
Now use these adorable pumpkins to decorate your cupcakes!
Please come back and leave a comment on how your pumpkins turn out and post a link to your creations! I would love to see them!
Thank you for stopping by my blog!
With Love & Confection,