How to Make a Chocolate Covered Strawberry Rose Bouquet for Valentine's Day.
delicious white chocolate covered strawberries decorated with edible rose petal fondant .
One of my favorite things to make with my kids to celebrate Valentine's Day is chocolate covered strawberries. We love stretching our creativity and putting a little heart into the art of food decorating.
It's so fun dipping the strawberries in melted chocolate and watching the strawberries swirl and twirl as they lather in a bath of yummy sweetness. My favorite part is adding the toppings though! Some of our favorite toppings to put on top of the chocolate covered strawberries are crushed peanuts, caramel drizzle, melted marshmallow, rainbow sprinkles, and sea salt.
However, this year I thought I would challenge myself a bit by switching things up from our usual chocolate covered strawberries by making this adorable and edible white chocolate covered strawberry rose bouquet.
I came across this idea on YouTube believe it or not, and although I felt somewhat intimidated by making the fondant by scratch, I decided to give it a whirl. This recipe is so easy to recreate.
If you are a beginner at food decorating like me, then this recipe is for you! It's so simple and so delicious.
White Chocolate Covered Strawberry Rose Bouquet
What you'll need:
1 lb white chocolate
2 tbsp corn syrup
red food coloring
12 wooden skewers
floral tape (optional)
Melt 4 squares of the white chocolate for approximately 20 seconds in the microwave. Stir and repeat as needed until the white chocolate has melted without any lumps.
In a separate bowl, add 2 tablespoons of corn syrup and 3-4 drops of red food coloring. (The more drops of food coloring you use, the darker the rose petal fondant will be.)
Stir the corn syrup and food coloring together and then add the mixture to the melted white chocolate.
Stir the white chocolate corn syrup mix together to form a thick pasty consistency.
Place and flatten the pasty fondant onto a sheet of wax paper using a spoon.
Wrap the fondant in the wax paper and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until the fondant is slightly firm. (Make sure the fondant doesn't get too hard as it will make it more difficult to mold and shape into petals). (Pro tip: If the fondant gets too hard, place in the microwave for a few seconds to soften the batch.)
Once the fondant is slightly firm, take it out of the refrigerator and now you can begin making the edible rose petals.
Simply break off a dime size piece of the fondant and roll and pinch the piece with your fingers to flatten the fondant in a shape of a petal.
The key is to carefully pinch around the edges so they become thin, flat, and delicate.
The size and shape of the petals do not matter as this will make the strawberry rose look more realistic and life-like.
Each strawberry takes about 6-10 petals to create a rose bud.
Now it's time to wash the strawberries and pluck the green stems off. (Make sure the strawberries dry completely before applying the next step.)
Melt the rest of the white chocolate squares in the microwave for approximately 20 seconds as in the same directions as step 1.
Now take a wooden skewer and dip the non pointed end into the melted chocolate. ( Pro tip: if you would like your edible rose bud arrangement to look more realistic, wrap green floral tape around the skewer before dipping it into the white chocolate.)
Take the end of the skewer that has the melted chocolate on it and pierce it into the top of the strawberries where the green stems would be.
Using the skewer, dip and coat the strawberry in the white chocolate.
Decorate the white chocolate covered strawberry with the rose petal fondant.
Start your first petal layer at the pointy part of the strawberry so that the fondant is slightly longer than the strawberry. This specific placement will help to hide the strawberry inside the edible rose bud and will form the rose petal bloom.
Continue to layer the rose petal fondant all the way around the strawberry until the strawberry is completely covered in rose petals. (Pro tip: Carefully bend the petals back and away from the strawberry to create a blooming rose bud effect.
Use a little drop of the melted white chocolate to paste the green stem onto the rose bud fondant.
Bundle your edible strawberry roses into a bouquet to give as a gift for Valentine's day or simply place in a vase to create an adorable edible floral arrangement for your home. (Pro tp: add your favorite fresh or faux greenery to create a real-like floral arrangement.)
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Let me know in the comments section below if you love making chocolate covered strawberries for Valentine's Day too.