Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Making Chocolate Letters

I was looking for a simple way to include the baby's name on some cheesecakes for a baby shower recently.  I didn't want to have to make fancy icing and get out all the tools for that so I tried something that worked pretty well.  Using chocolate chips, wax paper, letter cookie cutters, and cooking spray I made chocolate initials of the little guy we were celebrating.  One plus of using chocolate is that if you mess up, you can always melt it again and start over. 

Melt about 1/2(?) cup chocolate chips in a bowl.  Lay a piece of greased wax paper on a plate and spread the chocolate onto the wax paper, making sure it's thick enough for your letters.  Place your letters in the chocolate and put in the refrigerator for 15 minutes or so.  (I didn't time this but kept checking it.)  Remove from fridge when chocolate has hardened a little bit, enough so that you can remove the letters and stencils from the chocolate and remove from the wax paper.  Let the letters, with the slightly hardened chocolate, cool even longer in the fridge still in the cookie cutters.  When chocolate is nearly hard, gently remove the chocolate letters from the stencils.  If one breaks, you can do it again or cover the break with a tiny bow like I did! :)


Abbi said...

They turned out really cute Christy!
I like the letters a lot!

Anna said...

So that is how you did it! They were cute.

Sarah and Luke said...

I was wondering how you did it too! I would never have thought of it...They were adorable!

Bridgett said...

Christy, I hate to admit it but I haven't visited any blogs in a long time. I LOVED reading all of your posts. Your kids are SO cute! It almost made me want to start blogging again. Love, Bridgett