Ann Reardon

Chocolate Food Art Starry Night

 

This might be the yummiest painting ever! Edible chocolate paint in cute homemade silver paint tubes. Plus a solid chocolate palette and thin white chocolate paper. What masterpieces will your guests create and then eat?

After I posted the chocolate pencils recipe recently, I asked what artwork you would most like to see in chocolate. Amazingly, over 200 people requested ‘Starry Night’ by Van Gogh. While it looked deceptively simple at first, I quickly realised just how many brush strokes and beautiful colours went into this famous painting. Make sure you watch it being painted in time-lapse at the end of the video.

chocolate food art

Edible Chocolate Paint Recipes
Each recipe makes 132g (4.66 ounces) of flavoured ganache or enough to fill 9 tubes in the size shown.
For other flavour ideas visit the chocolate truffles recipe post

Sea salt blue ganache recipe
100g (3.53 ounces) white chocolate
2 Tablespoons plus 1 tsp or 35g (1.23 ounces) cream
blue food colour
sea salt 2 granules

Berry blast blue ganache recipe
100g (3.53 ounces) white chocolate
2 Tablespoons plus 1 tsp or 35g (1.23 ounces) cream
blue food colour
1 Tablespoon berry blue lolly crushed

Hot Chilli Red ganache recipe
100g (3.53 ounces) white chocolate
2 Tablespoons plus 1 tsp or 35g (1.23 ounces) cream
red gel food colour
1 tsp dried chilli flakes

Banana Yellow ganache recipe
100g (3.53 ounces) white chocolate
2 Tablespoons plus 1 tsp or 35ml cream
yellow food colour
10g (0.35 ounces) freeze dried banana

Mint Leaf Green ganache recipe
100g (3.53 ounces) white chocolate
2 Tablespoons plus 1 tsp or 35ml cream
green food colour
3 mint leaves, torn

Chocolate Brown ganache recipe
100g (3.53 ounces) dark chocolate
3 Tablespoons or 45ml cream

Dark night black ganache recipe
100g (3.53 ounces) dark chocolate
3 Tablespoons or 45ml cream
black food colouring

Vanilla cream
100g (3.53 ounces) white chocolate
2 Tablespoons plus 1 tsp or 35ml cream
white food colour

howtocookthat chocolate paintPaint Tubes
You will need:
aluminium foil
something round like a fat text
glue stick
clear sticky tape
chocolate paint labels click to download free pdf
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Paint Pallete
200g (7.05 ounces) chocolate, tempered
paint palette template click to download free pdf
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by Ann Reardon How To Cook That

 

© All Rights Reserved Reardon Media PL 2020

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT

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


All recipe quantities in the book are in grams, ounces and cups.

87 Comments View Comments

  1. Ann,how many videos have you made?

    • Hi Sophie, Ann has made heaps of videos but has 246 online at the moment.

  2. Hi, my teeth fell off. Can you make a tooth cake? Please

  3. Hi Ann I Am 10 I love watching how to cook that you are So creative and talented God has blessed you with that gift. I love baking and when I grow up I hope I am as good as you (by the way I entered to win that Stan mixer) you are a awesome baker God bless. (My brother asked me if you can make a DS that would be cool)

    • Hi Lidia melgar, thank you for your beautiful comment. I read it aloud to Ann and it brought a big smile to her face.

  4. Hi
    I love youuuu
    Your cooking perfect
    Thanks for every thing

  5. Hi Ann, I was wondering how much paint you used to recreate Starry Night and if the paint for the tubes would be enough to recreate it or would more be needed? Thanks 🙂

    • Hi Mel, Ann says if you have 3 tubes of each colour you should have plenty. The quantity of ganache in the recipe is enough for the painting and tubes.

  6. Hi I just discovered you and I think I am going to try and recreate the stary night port rate for one of my art teachers in my school thank you for being awesome

  7. Hello Ann I am very interested in baking and your amazing at it I just wanted to say I’m a fan of your baking.

    • Hi Wafa, Thanks for the feedback! Ann loves baking too!

  8. You are truly amazing, I am so inspired and will be following your site in future!

    • Thanks Sheri!

  9. I like your vedeos its so great and enjoyable to do the creations you make

  10. Can you make a 5 nights a freddy’s cake from the game

  11. Hi Ann! I was inspired by your chocolate paints that I wanted to make something similar for only one of my friend. Do you have any suggesting to about the amount of flavored ganache I should make? Also, do you have any other recommendation how I can make it a more special gift?

    • Hi Jennifer, A great way to make it seem special would be to package uniquely. Perhaps you could find an old paint box to present it in or decorate a card board box to appear old. Calculate how much choclate you would like to give as a gift and make up the ganache based on that quantity.

  12. Hey Ann, I was windering if you have any good ideas for starters with fondant. I’m 13 years old and I have been watching your vids very Friday ever since 2012. Thank you

  13. Dear ann im making chocolate lollipops with molds but the details are not really that good but you can make some out my problem is the boys what ninja turtle and the girl what little mermaid i got the molds how do i paint them so i get the turtle have different masks and little mermaid has red hair. Lol please can you tell me what i can paint with so thay come out good thank you

    • Hi TIna,
      I’d use oil based colouring to colour your chocolate and use the different coloured chocolate in the mold.

      • I don”t have the ingredients so could help me?

        • Hi Sophie, If you can’t get the ingredients locally or online, it might be best to try a different recipe.

          • Ok but i am going to make something for Ann.

  14. Hi Ann, I’m really exicted to try this tommorow!
    I love your videos!

    • Thanks. Let us know how how it goes. Post a pic if you can.

  15. Do you use whipped creme or..?

    • Hi Lara, Cream with a 35% fat content or higher was used. Here that would be called whipping cream. In the USA you would use Heavy Cream which is about 38% fat.

      • I am totally wowed and preearpd to take the next step now.

  16. I realy love your art work admin, but do you need to use a pant brush or can you use something else?

    • Hi Jennifer, You could use whatever you like but different tools will produce different results.

  17. Hi Ann, what is cream

    • Hi Olivia, Cream is the fat that rises to the top of milk when it is not homogenized. In Australia it is called cream and you can buy it on its own. What is it called in your country?

  18. i REALLY love the converse shoe cake. I am going to make it for my friend. she LOVES coverse. she is a ALLSTAR freack. you are my insparation!!!!!!!!!

    • Thanks Rachael. Come back and post a photo of your cake when it’s done!

  19. How do you close the tubes to avoid them drying out?

    • Oh i know! YOU DON’T! Just kidding!

    • Hi Anonymous, I just served them the same day. If you want to keep them from drying out, try storing it an airtight container.

    • Hi Anonymous, I just served them the same day. If you want to keep them from drying out, try storing it an airtight container.

  20. I really liked your videos and would like to try doing it too. but I got a question, what kind of cream do you use? can you give me a recipe please? 🙂

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