Finally it’s here… the chocolate sphere tutorial from the top of the instagram cake. Now some of you thought I’d filmed it at the same time as making the instagram cake, and that would have been smart, but I actually didn’t, hence the delay.
My two year old just dropped his day-time nap. Re-read that statement with a tired but slightly panic-stricken tone. Those one to two hours were a very productive part of my day.
Alone time and what I call ‘head space’ is vital for any humans sanity. With a two year old even going to the toilet is a group activity. The great thing about having older boys is I know that this crazy two year old season will pass all too quickly as will the cut little things he says like ‘I like donut with binkles’.
Onto the chocolate sphere, you will need at least 200g (7.05 ounces) of tempered chocolate, if you can’t be bothered tempering you must use fake chocolate. Please do take the time to read this post on tempering and what chocolate to use, it will save you form having sphere that melt at room temperature.
You will also need a hemisphere mold either in silicone or plastic (I’ve added a link to where I got mine from). Something metal and round like the back of a piping tip, a metal pen casing or a cannoli tube.
For the swirls of chocolate that were either side please see this earlier post on chocolate transfer sheets.