How cute and easy are these chocolate filigree hearts? In Part 1 I showed a simple chocolate heart outline. Today I’m going to show you an easy way to make chocolate filigree hearts. These make the cutest cupcake toppers! You could also use them to decorate a cake or any other pretty dessert. Or make them out of high quality chocolate and serve them on as a treat on their own, because sometimes there is nothing better than chocolate!
I know we already covered this in Part 1, but I’ll quickly recap. Take a piece of parchment paper and trace out several hearts using a small heart shaped cookie cutter. Flip the paper over so the trace marks are on the back:
Cut a small hole in the corner of a zip lock bag. Poke a small icing tip through the hole (I used Wilton Round Tip #230) to make yourself an icing bag. This is not only cheaper than buying icing bags, but with the zip lock bag, you can zip it closed and the chocolate won’t leak all over your hands while you are making these. *cough* Not that that ever would have happened to me…
Melt your favourite chocolate and pour it into the zip lock bag. I used some inexpensive milk chocolate for this, but it would be amazing with a high quality dark chocolate. Yum! Carefully trace out the heart outlines on the parchment paper:
So far this has been the same as in Part 1, but here is where we are going to change it up. When you are finished making the heart outline, start making loop designs in the middle:
If you want, you can trace the inside pattern onto the parchment paper too so you have something to follow. Or you can just free hand it like I did. Just make sure the loops touch every once in awhile to give the filigree some stability.
And there you go! A super cute and relatively easy Chocolate Filigree Heart!
These are so easy to make and end up looking so pretty!
Let them sit for about 20 minute before you peel them off. You want to make sure the chocolate has fully hardened. The icing tip I used was about 1/4″ wide. You could make them with a smaller tip (which would look amazing!), but you’ll need to use a smaller heart cookie cutter (which would also look amazing!) to keep them from falling apart on you.
Next time I’ll make these out of dark chocolate. There was nothing wrong with the milk chocolate, but it melts quickly in your hands.
These chocolate filigree hearts take about 20 minutes to make and 20 minutes to harden. Don’t you think they’d make the most perfect cupcake toppers? I could also see them on top of a cake, or on any dessert really! Older kids would love to make them! And if your kids are younger, I’m sure they’d love to make chocolate filigree scribbles. : )
If you haven’t already, be sure to check out Chocolate Hearts Part 1: Chocolate Heart Outlines.