With Valentine’s day fast approaching, it got me to thinking about the chocolate dipped strawberry bouquet Harry and I made for the teachers at school last year.
It’s such a fun thing to do and let’s face it, anyone that says they don’t like dipping their fingers into melting chocolate is lying! Harry’s favourite part is licking the bowl.
The first thing to make sure you have is a block of polystyrene or florist’s oasis. This is crucial as you need to stand your skewers in it. The process is simple:
Melt your chocolate to start, over a medium heat and with fresh strawberries on the ends of skewers, dip and twist in the chocolate covering only the top half of each strawberry.
This is ready to stand into your oasis for cooling off. In the meantime, you can take this opportunity to sprinkle some hundreds and thousands on them to make them extra fun! Creating enough space in the fridge for your standing sticks, it’s best to pop them in for a couple of hours to set.
We actually left ours in overnight. In the morning, we wrapped ours into a bouquet and took them into school for the teachers to share in the staff room. They went down a hit and they’re impressive to look at.
We’re more than likely to make those again this year, but something else I’d like to try are these stick arrows. Still keeping to the theme, these cupid arrows look fab! We’re constantly collecting sticks and twigs, so how hard can this be? This will be mine and Harry’s little project in the run up to February 14th. Now all that’s left to do is decide who will get one? ……