Ann Reardon

Chocolate Feather Decorations

chocolate feathers cake topper decoration
Do you want something unique on your cake or dessert? Give these chocolate feathers a try. If you made the chocolate flower already then you will not find these too hard to do. As always with chocolate decorations you chocolate must be in temper or if that sounds too hard then use ‘fake’ chocolate. See the how to temper chocolate post for more information on that.

If your bench is cold put something like a silpat or chopping board down to insulate the chocolate from the cold.  This gives you more time to work with it before it sets.

Place a sheet of non-stick baking paper over the top and then pipe lines of chocolate the length of your feathers.

Place another sheet of baking paper over the top and press flat using you fingers.  Peel off the top sheet.

Using a skewer draw chunks from the feather that you want to cut out.  Look at a picture of a real feather and you will see how it splits leaving gaps.  Fluff up the base end of the feather by pushing the skewer in towards the centre.  Finally scratch the surface of the rest of the feather to give some texture.

Pipe a line for the shaft of the feather and allow to set.

To colour either use powdered colour or luster dust and brush it on afterwards or use oil based colours to colour the chocolate before you start.

 

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I have been busy over the last year planning, writing and overseeing the photography and layout for my first ever cookbook! There are heaps of my favourite dessert recipes in there with a chapter on pastries, ice-cream, yummy cakes, artistic desserts and of course chocolate desserts. Each chapter has its own intro explaining the food science that you'll need to know for success every time. Booksellers where you can purchase your very own copy: http://bit.ly/ARcookbook


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18 Comments View Comments

  1. GENIUS!

    • I’m glad you liked it Roberta ?

  2. Very nice one

  3. Thank you so much. I get the useful practices from your web.

  4. These are amazing! Very cool!

  5. Wow as always. Thanks from Philippines.

  6. Hello! Mrs Ann , I’m very glad to find a teacher like you , I’m still 13 ,
    though , your explaining way is great , I’ve learn a lot of thins from you ,
    sorry that I don’t have any way to tell you thank you , but I’ll be waiting for your videos and your lessons…

  7. I ‘m from the INDIA, a mother of 2 kids ,with a small business at home,making Cakes and Chocolates. I just visited your site and i’m so happy to see what you’ve shared to us!
    You’re so blessed to have those talents ! I just want to thank you for sharing your recipes. I want cup cakes recipes and want to learn how to decorate the cakes and different
    frosting for cakes and pastries.

  8. your cakes and decorations are just fabulous they are just perfect and so delicious my kids just loved them thanks for your petals it made my daughter’s birthday special and unique thank you for thees recipe 🙂

    • Thanks Ajay, and happy birthday to your daughter

  9. Dear Ann

    Your videos and expertise over the subject are commendable and amazing truly inspiring. I request you to upload some eggless cake recepies specially how to make eggless sponge as I am pure vegetarian.

  10. Hi Ann.

    I ‘m from the Philippines , a mother of 7 kids ,with a small business at home,making cakes, etc. for a living and just visited your site and i’m so happy to see what you’ve shared to us!
    You’re so blessed to have those talents ! I just want to thank you for sharing your recipes ! May you have more blessings to come!

    • Thanks for looking through the site I am so glad that it was of help to you.

  11. Hi Ann,

    I love all of your video!! (But somehow I can’t post a comment underneath it)

    I made the chocolate feather and the white chocolate flower today. Not sure if it’s because I spread it our too thin or I didn’t temper it right, I could not pick the design up after it’s set. especially the edge broke very easily, and since I could not lift the design up, or by move it around, I had to peal the parchment paper off. As I’m pealing it, most of my feather and longer shape petal broke in half 🙁 I am hoping you can tell me what might went wrong? Thank you!!

  12. Wow! These look absolutely amazing! Gonna have to try it. My family will be SO impressed!

  13. Thanks a lot ann

    I have to show my attention and admiration to your recipes
    and thanks for this special chocolate feathers on my birthday,
    you are very nice thanks for your kindness.

    • Happy Birthday Niya Jalal

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