Saturday, October 24, 2009

Chocolate Plastique Roses

As we all know that chocolate and cocoa powder are derived from beans that contain hefty quantities of natural antioxidants. And these antioxidant are thought to be effective in helping to prevent cancer, heart disease and stroke.

The day has come...a special day for more roses(other than gum paste) but this time, it will be done with dark chocolate plastique. It can be a simple flower but its not that easy to make. You'll see my first two roses(similar to hybrid tea rose) on the chocolate cake iced with chocolate ganache covered with chocolate fondant. This is definitely a cake designed for chocoholics. If health is your excuse of eating chocolate, be 'moderate' as your nibble.

The recipe of Chocolate Plastique:


200g Chocolate
120g liquid glucose


1. Melt chocolate in microwave or double boiler.
2. Pour liquid glucose into melted chocolate and stir to mix.
3. Place between 2 sheets of baking paper and flatten. Leave to set overnight. Mixture will set to a hard block.