Mother’s Day is less than a week away! Have you gotten your Mother’s Day presents yet? If you haven’t, here is an idea for your gift. If your Mum loves flowers or if she loves chocolates, why not get her the best of both worlds and make her . CHOCOLATE FLOWERS!
Our Mums have put in lots of blood, tears and sweat to raise and provide for us. So instead of buying her a present off the shelf, why not take a little time and effort to make her a present? Our mums surely deserve it.
Here’s a simple step-by-step guide to showing you how to make chocolate flowers for mum, with love:
Things you need:
– satay sticks
– chocolate Ferrero Rocher
– ribbons (both cloth and plastic ones)
– scotch tape
– cling wrap
– tissue wrapping paper
Step 1: Pierce the satay stick till midway through the Ferrero Rocher. You want to make sure the satay stick makes a clean stab yet doesn’t entirely go through the chocolate. We wouldn’t want to spoil a pretty flower would we?
Step 2: To keep the chocolate fresh, wrap a large square piece of clingwrap around the chocolate and secure the ends around the satay stick with scotch tape.
Step 3: Now we move on to making the petals of the flower. Fold a 20cm length of plastic ribbon in half.
Step 4: Leaving a margin of about 2.5cm (1 inch) from where the two ribbon ends meet, use a sharp scissors and cut lengthwise. Each cut should be approximately 5mm away from the other.
When you fan the strips out, they should look something like this.
Step 5: We will need two of these ribbon petals. Wrap them one on top of the other around the satay stick and again secure with scotch tape. This makes for a fuller flower with many lovely petals.
Your chocolate is now complete! YAY! Decide how big you want your bouquet to be and make as many stalks as it takes to fill up your bouquet.
Step 6: Were going to individually wrap each chocolate flower before we put them all together in a larger bouquet. Fold your tissue in half so the ends don’t match.
Step 7: Carefully place your chocolate flower in the middle of your tissue wrap.
Step 8: Fold the right corner of the tissue towards the middle.
Step 9: Now fold the left one over the right.
Step 10: Finish off the wrapping by tying a secure ribbon at the base of the flower.
When you’re done with one flower, keep going until you’ve got the desired number of flowers. Bunch them together, wrap with pretty paper and you’re good to go!
When next Sunday comes around, present them to mum with a big hug and kiss, and watch her gush over them. I promise she won’t bear to eat these beautiful chocolate flowers, but you gotta make her really. These flowers don’t last forever, but the thought of you working hard to make these chocolate Rocher flowers specially for her, will.