Chocolate run outs can look really effective and beautiful placed on your cakes and desserts, and they are surprisingly easy to make!
- Tape 3 sides of a piece of baking parchment to the surface you are working on and slide a stencil underneath. Alternatively, draw the shape you want to make directly onto the piece of baking parchment several times, using a cutter as a guide. Circles are great for beginners, or why not try a flower when you are feeling more confident!
- Fill piping bags with your favourite melted chocolate. Cut the end off one bag and pipe continuously onto the parchment, following the lines of your stencil or drawing.
- Cut the end off one of the other bags, making the hole slightly wider than before, and pipe the chocolate to fill in the outline so that it looks slightly rounded.
- Leave the shapes to set in a cool place, before carefully peeling them off the paper, and using a palette knife to carefully lift the shapes onto your cakes or desserts!