17 Sep Marbled White Chocolate Bark
This white chocolate bark made the perfect garnish for my Tiny’s 5th birthday ‘Frozen’ cake. She wanted an ice mountain ‘like the one Elsa made.’ The cake was a chocolate ripple cake (thanks Arnotts :-)) covered in extra whipped cream. While IMHO there is nothing better than a chocolate ripple cake the girls loved the chocolate bark and it was lucky I had lots of it!
The hero of the cake was so easy to make my 7 year old did most of the work.
Begin by melting a block of which chocolate or a bag of white chocolate melts. I melt white chocolate in the microwave on 50% power checking it every 30 seconds so that it doesn’t burn. You can melt it over a double boiler too. While the chocolate is melting, line a tray with baking paper. Once the chocolate is melted spread it over the tray in a thin layer.
Dot half a dozen drops of food colouring onto the chocolate, spreading them out roughly evenly around the chocolate. Take a wooden skewer the swirl the colouring around into the the chocolate. You will quickly discover that whichever way you swirl it it looks fantastic! Once you are happy with the colour and the swirls, add sprinkles, silver cachoux, coloured sugar, cake glitter and/or whatever else takes your fancy. My girls adore using cake glitter and I agree that it does add a little magic to a cake!
Once you are happy with how it looks, pop the try in the fridge for a few hours until the chocolate has hardened completely. After it has set you can break in shards/pieces depending on what you are using it for.
Happy Cake Decorating 🙂