Foooood Friday! Today I show you my attempts at a yummy idea I saw in a Japanese magazine like 1 years ago XD Basically the idea was for people strapped for time who wanted to make presents for friends/whatever that were personalised you could take a block of chocolate and decorate the flat side. Easy done 😀

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My attempts? Well baking is not my strong point but I’ll be damned if I don’t give it a go XD

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What you need:

  • Chocolate block
  • Icing powder
  • Water
  • Peppermint essence
  • Sprinkles
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Food colouring
  • Freezer bag
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First make up some icing, you probably won’t need very much so just stick some icing powder into a bowl, measuring is for suckers 😉
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Add a little peppermint essence:
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I really wish these stupid bottles came with dropper tops, it’s quite hard to get the right amount out *_*
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Add a few drops of food colouring if you want.
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Mix together and if needed add a few drops of water at a time until it’s a consistency you can pipe.
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Mine was a bit too runny so watch out for that!
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Take a break and have a cup of tea because you’ve worked hard so far 😛

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Now you need to cut a piece of chocolate to use as the canvas. If you’re like me you probably cheaped out and bought the home brand chocolate so don’t expect too much quality-wise 😉

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Decide how much chocolate you will use based on how much you love the person you’re giving it to. I’m giving mine to James… this much?

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Hell no I’m not giving away that much chocolate! Realistic:

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I love him but I also love chocolate! Unrepentant!

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Pour the icing into a corner of the freezer bag.

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Snip a tiny corner off so it becomes a make shift piping bag… or you could just use a real one.

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Now pipe on a pretty design 😀 I wrote “James” and drew a heart… unfortunately I was a little over ambitious with the S so it looks more like “Jimmy”…

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…then it melted a bit so it looked more like Jsmnay.

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I piped around the outside too as a border.

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While the icing is still wet add sprinkles all over it.

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And brush off any extras.

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He loves little marshmallows so using some more icing like glue I made a border of them.

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Taadaa…

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And because it already looked pretty hilarious I added some more icing on top. I’m deleting all of the inappropriate comments James keeps trying to add in here about what it really looks like.

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So stick it in the fridge to set and add a cute bag!

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Present for you!

 

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Taaadaaaa! I love you Jsmnay! Even if sometimes I’m not sure why…

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So I’m sure if you were better at baking/decorating you would be able to draw something actually cute on there! And hopefully the person you give yours to won’t be silly enough to try and eat the cute bag. Happy Food Friday!