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Megans Cookin: How to use a Chocolate Transfer sheet

Friday, September 12, 2008

How to use a Chocolate Transfer sheet

Last Christmas was the first time I ever used chocolate transfer sheets and fell in love with them. They have every thing from snowflakes to music notes and there is a transfer for every occasion. I ordered mine on line at Country Kitchen sweet Art . A sheet measures 15 x 11.5 inches and is like a thin piece of plastic. On one side is an edible design made of food colors.

I cut mine into little squares to top my truffles. I flattened the tops a little to get a flatter surface for the transfers to adhere. You have to dip the truffle and apply the transfer design side down before the chocolate has a chance to set.

Once the chocolate sets, you just peel off the plastic.

Works like magic! I have also just spread melted chocolate on a sheet of wax paper, applied the transfer, let set and then brake it up to make a chocolate garnish on a dessert. But, I can also tell you from experience, chocolate transfers don't work on chocolate ganache. I made a cake once and poured ganache over the top. I thought it would be so pretty to have the design on top. Wrong. It was a muddled mess. I ended up making a circle of chocolate and used the transfer on it. Go check it out. Go ahead, I'll wait. Click here!

Here is what the paper looks like after peeling it off the truffle. I tried to cut the transfer sheets into circles with my circle puncher but it made straggly edges and didn't look as pretty as when I just cut them into squares. It wasted a little bit but made the finished product much nicer.

Cousins boxing the truffles for the birthday party favors!
Look at all those curls ! Lucky girls!!! It's the portugese in them.

Boxed and ready for the party.
The holidays are coming and what a perfect opportunity
to try using a chocolate transfer sheet.
So easy yet so impressive!

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OpenID dobetter said...

Very cute! I've always wanted to try these chocolate transfer sheets. Love the curls and blue tile fireplace!

September 12, 2008 at 10:33 PM  
Blogger Shari said...

Thanks for the tutorial! Now, I know how to use them. :)

September 13, 2008 at 7:49 AM  
Blogger HoneyB said...

Wow, I will have to look for some of these transfers! I love making things special for occasions!

I love the curls too! I have to keep my hair shorter to get the curl though! When it gets long it goes straight from all the weight!

September 13, 2008 at 8:46 AM  
Blogger Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

Megan, you're a girl after my own heart. These truffles are so pretty with the transfers. Good job. I saw your chipotle chocolate cake. Magnificent. Way to go my foodie frend.

September 13, 2008 at 5:31 PM  
Anonymous Matin said...

Wow what a great idea, I always wondered how they made those writings. Thank you for shring. The whole thing looks great:-)

September 14, 2008 at 2:24 AM  
Blogger Carla said...

Great, more for me to buy and try out haha Although they are pretty cool for favors and gifts. Ooo I can maybe do something for my friend's wedding.

September 14, 2008 at 5:17 PM  
Blogger Jade said...

Wow! Choc transfer sheet. I wonder if they have this here in Singapore. Must go check it out. Thanks for sharing. (",)

September 14, 2008 at 6:43 PM  
Blogger Deborah said...

I've always wanted to try these, and now I think I will!

September 15, 2008 at 10:39 AM  
Blogger SiHaN said...

thanks for the advice megan! now i know where to start when using my new transfer sheets! those truffles look gorgeous.

September 15, 2008 at 6:40 PM  
Blogger Tiffany said...

What a simple and easy way to "fancy up" some candies. Love it!

September 16, 2008 at 5:32 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Megan, you have probably created a monster. I checked out the website to find out more about the transfer sheets and found so many wonderful things. Your tutorial was wonderful and inspiring!

September 19, 2008 at 8:03 AM  
Blogger Proud Italian Cook said...

I just love those transfer sheets!

September 20, 2008 at 1:20 PM  
Anonymous Melinda said...

They're really easy to work with, and such fancy effects :)

February 16, 2009 at 11:07 AM  
Anonymous Nicole said...

Check out Their prices are the lowest and you can even buy assorted packs of different designs. I think it is where the professionals go to buy transfer sheets, but they sell to the public. Yay for transfer sheets! Beautiful!

April 1, 2009 at 5:39 PM  

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