How to Make a Chocolate Filigree Heart

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Chocolate filigree hearts are excellent for adding a whimsical touch to your baked goods. Use them to top off cupcakes, pies or ice cream sundaes. You can also use them as an accent by placing them on the same plate as a dessert. With just a few supplies and basic food art techniques, you can make chocolate filigree hearts in your very own kitchen.

(Image: Kirsten Nunez)

Things You'll Need

  • Metal cookie sheet
  • Small bowl of melted chocolate
  • Parchment paper
  • Plastic squeeze bottle
  • Metal teaspoon
  • Scrap paper
  • Marker
Melt chocolate before beginning this project.
Melt chocolate before beginning this project. (Image: How to Make a Chocolate Filigree Heart)

Tip

Warning

  • Never work with hot melted chocolate, which might melt the plastic bottle or burn your fingers. Wait at least 5-10 minutes for the melted chocolate to become warm enough to handle. If you are not sure if the chocolate is ready to handle, gently touch the container to check.

Step 1

Add 1-2 teaspoons of melted chocolate to the plastic squeeze bottle.

Carefully  scoop melted chocolate into the bottle.
Carefully scoop melted chocolate into the bottle. (Image: How to Make a Chocolate Filigree Heart)

Tip

  • Do not add all of the melted chocolate at once. Instead, add enough for one filigree heart. When you are ready to make the next one, add more melted chocolate to the bottle.

    If you leave the extra chocolate in the original container, you can re-melt it if necessary. This is much easier than working with hardened chocolate in the bottle.

Wipe away chocolate with a paper towel.
Wipe away chocolate with a paper towel. (Image: How to Make a Chocolate Filigree Heart)

Tip

  • If there is melted chocolate on the rim of the bottle, wipe it clean with a paper towel.

Step 2

Add the cap back onto the bottle.

Make sure the cap is screwed on correctly.
Make sure the cap is screwed on correctly. (Image: How to Make a Chocolate Filigree Heart)

Step 3

Using the marker, draw two hearts on the scrap paper. Each heart should be about 2 inches wide.

These drawings will serve as a guide for your chocolate filigree hearts.
These drawings will serve as a guide for your chocolate filigree hearts. (Image: How to Make a Chocolate Filigree Heart)

Step 4

To create a simple grid version, draw diagonal lines across the first heart.

Diagonal lines will create a simple grid look.
Diagonal lines will create a simple grid look. (Image: How to Make a Chocolate Filigree Heart)

Step 5

Add diagonal lines in the opposite direction.

Overlapping diagonal lines will create a simple grid look.
Overlapping diagonal lines will create a simple grid look. (Image: How to Make a Chocolate Filigree Heart)

Step 6

To create a swirled filigree heart, draw curved lines (or "swirls") in the second heart.

Multiple curved lines will create a swirled filigree look.
Multiple curved lines will create a swirled filigree look. (Image: How to Make Chocolate Filigree Hearts)

Step 7

Place the paper on the metal cookie sheet.

The metal cookie sheet will provide protection and support while you work.
The metal cookie sheet will provide protection and support while you work. (Image: How to Make a Chocolate Filigree Heart)

Step 8

Place the sheet of parchment paper on top of the heart drawings. The hearts will show through the parchment paper.

Parchment paper doubles as tracing paper.
Parchment paper doubles as tracing paper. (Image: How to Make a Chocolate Filigree Heart)
Masking tape will keep the paper flat while you work.
Masking tape will keep the paper flat while you work. (Image: How to Make a Chocolate Filigree Heart)

Tip

  • If you have a hard time seeing the drawings, using masking tape to adhere the parchment paper to the cookie sheet. This will completely flatten the parchment paper and make the hearts easier to see.

Step 9

To create the simple grid heart, trace the outline with chocolate by squeezing the plastic bottle. Make sure the outline is seamless. This will provide support for the heart.

Trace the outline with chocolate.
Trace the outline with chocolate. (Image: How to Make a Chocolate Filigree Heart)

Tip

  • Before starting a new line, squeeze the bottle on extra parchment paper to release trapped air. This will create a more even flow. Apply light to medium pressure to squeeze out the chocolate. Practice makes perfect with this technique.

    Do not worry if you are unable to trace every single line you drew. The heart drawings are just general guides.

Step 10

Trace the diagonal lines.

Create diagonal lines across the heart.
Create diagonal lines across the heart. (Image: How to Make a Chocolate Filigree Heart)
Trace diagonal lines in the opposite direction.
Trace diagonal lines in the opposite direction. (Image: How to Make a Chocolate Filigree Heart)

Tip

  • To cleanly finish a line, move the bottle upwards in a quick motion. This will cut off the line of chocolate without smearing the surrounding heart.

Repeat until the chocolate heart is complete.
Repeat until the chocolate heart is complete. (Image: How to Make a Chocolate Filigree Heart)

Step 11

To create the swirled heart, trace the outline with chocolate.

Create a seamless outline of chocolate.
Create a seamless outline of chocolate. (Image: How to Make a Chocolate Filigree Heart)

Step 12

Trace the largest swirls with chocolate first.

Start outlining the wider swirls first.
Start outlining the wider swirls first. (Image: How to Make a Chocolate Filigree Heart)

Step 13

Continue tracing the swirls until the heart is completed.

Work slowly to ensure accuracy.
Work slowly to ensure accuracy. (Image: How to Make a Chocolate Filigree Heart)

Tip

  • If possible, make the swirls touch each other. This will add sturdiness to the heart.

Step 14

Set aside the hearts, letting them harden completely. To speed up the process, place the chocolate filigree hearts in the refrigerator.

Let the chocolate hearts harden before using.
Let the chocolate hearts harden before using. (Image: How to Make a Chocolate Filigree Heart)

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