Here's a post about one of my faves for fall. I posted it way back when I first started the blog last year, but for those of you who missed it, I thought I'd share it again.
In case you're looking for an edible fall decoration that you can use while the leaves are falling, here's one of my faves. These little chocolate leaves are great for topping your cakes or cupcakes. I started doing this several years ago and almost every time I make them, people ask me how. It's easy and fun! Try it for yourself:
Start with some chocolate chips, which you will melt in the microwave at 20 second intervals, stirring in between, until chocolate is melted and smooth.
Next, dab a little onto a sheet of waxed paper (which will be your work surface), making a kind-of oblong blob, like so:
Then, using the tip of a knife or a bamboo skewer, drag the chocolate from its center, out, "drawing" a leaf. This will take practice and no two will EVER turn out the same. They're just cool that way.
After you have made all your leaves, place in the fridge to harden. The beauty of these is that they can be made ahead and stored in the fridge for weeks. Leave them on the waxed paper until you're ready to use. Then, peel the paper off carefully to remove. Then, add them to your baked goodies!
I'm sharing these with some of these great parties.