How To Make Your Own Chocolate Transfer Sheets

Secret Recipe: How To Make Your Own Chocolate Transfer Sheets

Looking to take your desserts up a notch? Want to add some unique and incredible decorations to your desserts? If so, you will want to know how to make your own chocolate transfer sheets.

Using transfer sheets allows you to put different images and pictures onto your desserts. They are completely edible and are perfect for creating customized desserts for special events. By making your own chocolate transfer sheets, you can create bakery-quality desserts for your next big party.

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What Are Transfer Sheets?

Transfer sheets are special sheets made entirely of edible ingredients that allow bakers to put images and pictures onto desserts. An edible printer is used to print your design or picture of choice onto blank simi transfer sheets. The design or picture can then be transferred to chocolate, frosting, or fondant to create an incredible dessert.

You can buy your own edible printer and blank simi transfer sheets so you can print off your own designs at home. However, you can also order transfer sheets online that already have designs on them. Some companies will even allow you to make custom orders of your own designs or pictures.

printed chocolate transfer sheets

What You Will Need To Follow This Tutorial For How To Make Chocolate Transfer Sheets

Ingredients

To make printed chocolate transfer sheets, you will need:

  • White, Milk, or Dark chocolate melting wafers
  • Desserts of choice

Equipment

  • Edible Printer
  • Blank Simi Transfer Sheets
  • Images to print
  • Microwave safe bowl
  • Baking tray
  • Parchment paper
  • Offset spatula
  • Piping bag (optional)
  • Sharp knife
  • Cookie cutters (optional)

Step by step instructions

Step one: Choose your image and print your edible paper

Decide on what image you would like to print on your edible paper. You can choose pictures, patterns, designs or shapes to be printed onto your edible paper.

Once you have decided on an image, use your edible printer to print it onto your blank simi transfer sheets. Alternatively, if you do not have a printer then you can buy your own transfer sheets online that are available in different designs.

Chocolate Transfer Sheet:”Splendeur.” 1 Sheet

Step two: Melt your chocolate wafers

In a microwave-safe bowl, melt your white, milk, or dark chocolate wafers. Microwave in 30 seconds intervals at half power until your chocolate is fully melted. Allow the melted chocolate to cool for a couple of minutes before using.

Instead of using a microwave-safe bowl, you can also use a double broiler to melt your chocolate. Bring a pot of water to a simmer and place your broiler above the pan, allowing the chocolate to melt.

Step three: Add the chocolate to the transfer paper

Lay your transfer paper down on a large baking tray lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Pour your melted chocolate onto your transfer paper, using an offset spatula to smooth it out. Then, allow the chocolate to cool for 1o minutes at room temperature before peeling off the protective plastic.

In addition, you can also add your chocolate to a piping bag and pipe different designs onto the transfer sheet. Let the piped chocolate shape dry for around 10 minutes. Once dry, carefully pick them up and the designs will be set on the chocolate.

Step four: Shape your chocolate transfer sheet

Once your chocolate transfer sheet has dried, you can use a sharp knife to cut the chocolate into pieces. In addition, you can also use cookie cutters to cut out different shapes of chocolate.

Then, you can place your chocolate transfer sheets on different desserts to create beautiful decorations. Alternatively, you can also serve the chocolate pieces as is as a favor or side dish at a party.

Tips And Tricks

Though you can use any type of chocolate for transfer sheets, white chocolate is generally the best one to use. White chocolate will generally show off colored designs and images better than milk or dark chocolate will. However, you can always experiment with the different types of chocolates and different designs when using transfer sheets.

Printing chocolate transfer sheets can be tricky, so it may take a few tries to get it right. It is best to have enough chocolate to do a practice round in case it doesn’t turn out the way you want it to. Don’t be surprised if it takes you a few tries to get right when you are first working with edible images.

If you have your own edible printer, be sure to carefully read all the instructions so you understand how to properly use it. They are designed to print only transfer sheets and use only food-safe inks.

Be sure to let your chocolate fully dry on the sheets before cutting it into pieces. If it is not totally dry, then your edible image might not correctly transfer onto it. Be sure to also spread your chocolate out as smoothly as possible to create an even, flat surface.

You can add your chocolate transfer sheets to different desserts such as cakes, cupcakes, cheesecakes, cookies, and brownies. It will make a beautiful and elegant addition to any of your favorite desserts.

Knowing How To Make Your Own Chocolate Transfer Sheets At Home

If you are wanting to get creative with your baking skills, making your own chocolate transfer sheets is a wonderful way to do so. Though it may take some practice to get right, the end results will definitely be impressive and well worth it once you do it.

You can get creative and use any type of chocolate and any design or picture to make incredible edible art. It is a wonderful way to impress your friends and family and make a showstopping dessert for your next party. Whether you have your own edible printer or buy sheets online, you can still make these fun and creative dessert decorations.

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How To Make Your Own Chocolate Transfer Sheets

Looking to take your desserts up a notch? Want to add some unique and incredible decorations to your desserts? If so, you will want to know how to make your own chocolate transfer sheets.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to make chocolate transfer sheets, make your own chocolate transfer sheets, printed chocolate transfer sheets, printing chocolate transfer sheets
Author: Cakedecorist

Equipment

  • Edible Printer
  • Blank Simi Transfer Sheets
  • Images to print
  • Baking Tray
  • Parchment paper
  • Piping bag (optional)
  • Sharp Knife
  • Cookie cutters (optional)

Ingredients
  

  • White Milk, or Dark chocolate melting wafers
  • Desserts of choice

Instructions

  • Choose your image and print your edible paper.
    Decide on what image you would like to print on your edible paper. You can choose pictures, patterns, designs or shapes to be printed onto your edible paper.
    Once you have decided on an image, use your edible printer to print it onto your blank simi transfer sheets. Alternatively, if you do not have a printer then you can buy your own transfer sheets online that are available in different designs.
  • Melt your chocolate wafers.
    In a microwave-safe bowl, melt your white, milk, or dark chocolate wafers. Microwave in 30 seconds intervals at half power until your chocolate is fully melted. Allow the melted chocolate to cool for a couple of minutes before using.
    Instead of using a microwave-safe bowl, you can also use a double broiler to melt your chocolate. Bring a pot of water to a simmer and place your broiler above the pan, allowing the chocolate to melt.
    White Milk, or Dark chocolate melting wafers
  • Add the chocolate to the transfer paper.
    Lay your transfer paper down on a large baking tray lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Pour your melted chocolate onto your transfer paper, using an offset spatula to smooth it out. Then, allow the chocolate to cool for 1o minutes at room temperature before peeling off the protective plastic.
    In addition, you can also add your chocolate to a piping bag and pipe different designs onto the transfer sheet. Let the piped chocolate shape dry for around 10 minutes. Once dry, carefully pick them up and the designs will be set on the chocolate.
  • Shape your chocolate transfer sheet.
    Once your chocolate transfer sheet has dried, you can use a sharp knife to cut the chocolate into pieces. In addition, you can also use cookie cutters to cut out different shapes of chocolate.
    Then, you can place your chocolate transfer sheets on different desserts to create beautiful decorations. Alternatively, you can also serve the chocolate pieces as is as a favor or side dish at a party.
    Desserts of choice

Notes

Though you can use any type of chocolate for transfer sheets, white chocolate is generally the best one to use. White chocolate will generally show off colored designs and images better than milk or dark chocolate will. However, you can always experiment with the different types of chocolates and different designs when using transfer sheets.
Printing chocolate transfer sheets can be tricky, so it may take a few tries to get it right. It is best to have enough chocolate to do a practice round in case it doesn't turn out the way you want it to. Don't be surprised if it takes you a few tries to get right when you are first working with edible images.
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