Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Chocolate Transfer Sheets

I recently discovered the beauty, and ease, of transfer sheets at my local baking supply store. For $2.99 I purchased one 11 x 17 Happy Easter sheet, which I cut in half to allow for two flavors. Paired with a $3.99 bag of mint chocolate melting chips and a $3.99 bag of butterscotch melting chips, you've got yourself a fairly inexpensive, homemade Easter gift.

The instructions were easy enough. Melt the chips in a double boiler (I add in a little vegetable oil for smoothness and easier spreading).

Once melted, pour over the correct side of the transfer sheet (the writing should be backwards and the text should be raised off the sheet), and spread to desired thickness.

Allow to cool at room temperature for one hour or in the fridge for 30 minutes. Flip the chocolate over and peel off the transfer sheet. The images will remain on the chocolate.

Unlike me, be sure to go with the correct color chocolates based on the color of the text. My mint chocolate was a good choice, but the butterscotch wasn't. Not to mention, the butterscotch did not melt smoothly and came out all lumpy. Since it was just for my family, I still sent it, but if i was using it for more professional purposes, I probably would have trashed it. Or, let's be honest, eat it myself.

Once the chocolate has cooled you can break it into smaller squares for serving.

Transfer sheets are typically available, or can be ordered through, most local specialty baking supply stores, or online at www.globalsugarart.com, www.customchocolateshop.com or www.bakedeco.com.



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