Chocolate Sphere Tutorial Chocolate Ball

chocolate sphere ball tutorial

Chocolate Sphere

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.

Instructions:

For the swirls of chocolate that were either side please see this earlier post on chocolate transfer sheets.

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Hi I'm Ann, food scientist, dietitian, wife, mum to 3 boys. Join me each week for desserts, chocolate and cakes.
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16 Responses to Chocolate Sphere Tutorial Chocolate Ball

  1. Joe says:

    I am really into LEGO Legends of Chima, and if you could show us how to make a cake based on that theme, that would be awesome! BTW, terrific job on all your other cakes you’ve made so far, they are amazing! : )

  2. Anna Sloane says:

    Hi Ann
    I would love to cook a 3D Teenage Mutant Ninja a Turtle cake for a nephew turning 5 soon. I would appreciate any ideas you have as to how to embark on this project! You are very inspiring & creative…thank you Anna

  3. Tina Wright says:

    Hi Ann,
    going to have a go at your chocolate cake recipe i need to make a 3″ deep 10″ square cake how many mixtures would you use for a tin that size. So love your tutorials wish some of the up and coming cake decorators in this country were as generous with their ideas and knowledge as you are! Happy Baking regards
    Tina

  4. Alexis says:

    This is amazing! What kind of chocolate did you use for this?

  5. marion says:

    I would love to know how to make a 3D owl cake…

  6. RPG (my nickname) says:

    Hi Ms. Ann.. I actually wondering if you can help me do a demonstration on how to make chocolate like ‘dove amicelli’.. I used to eat them alot but since i move to another country i just cant go to buy it since they dont sell it here (the country i live now)… So can u please teach me how to make them?

    Thanks alot for reading this message and sorry for the mistake i may have made..

    Cheers,
    RPG
    P.S. I really love ur recipes.. :-)

  7. Amelia Rose Michelle says:

    You are an inspiration! I’m a passionate cake baker and decorator and have gained so many new ideas and tips so please keep posting! x

  8. Lucy says:

    Hi Ann from where could I find the brûlée torch

  9. Vivian says:

    Hi Ann , I couldn’t find the link the the instruction , pls help . Thanks a lot!
    Vivian

  10. Radhika says:

    You come up with such brilliant ideas!
    And two year olds grow up so fast…enjoy your time with him :)
    R

  11. Brian says:

    I am just so amazed at all the beautiful edible art that you make and I’m very grateful that you share it with all your fans

    With love -Brian

  12. Lorena says:

    Love it

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