Nest

This technique has many potential uses depending on the desired look. It can be used to create a bird’s nest, as shown here, or the chocolate can be used to look like straw.

Method

  1. Pipe tempered chocolate onto frozen marble in a back-and-forth motion. The chocolate will crystallize almost immediately.
  2. Cut off the ends of the piped chocolate with a knife to create the desired length strands.
  3. Use a triangle spatula to immediately remove the chocolate strands from the marble. The chocolate will become brittle if it stays on the frozen marble for too long, so it is important to cut the chocolate and remove it from the marble immediately.
  4. Immediately after removing the strands from the marble, bend them into a circle to shape the bird’s nest or arrange into any other desired shape.
  5. Let the chocolate rest at room temperature. Condensation will form on the chocolate as it rests. It is important to let the chocolate rest after shaping because it will be sensitive to temperature, and it can melt easily in your hands if moved around.
  6. – Pipe tempered chocolate onto frozen marble in a back-and-forth motion.

  7. – Use a triangle spatula to remove the chocolate strands.

  8. – Immediately after removing from the marble, bend the strands to shape the bird’s nest.

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