How to make a chocolate tree cake topper

chocolate tree cake topper

When it comes to decorating cakes and cupcakes, I don’t like to rely on fondant all the time. I adore using chocolate in my cake designs. Even though the chocolate pieces are fragile, I think they make cakes look very appealing with very little effort.

Today, I will show you how to make a Fall- themed chocolate tree. I used it as a topper for a mini cake. You can make a smaller version and use it on top of cupcakes.

To make this tree, you will need the following supplies:

Melted dark chocolate
Melted orange chocolate
Melted yellow chocolate
Melted red chocolate
Piping bags or squeeze bottles
Lollipop sticks
Wax paper
White paper
Tape
Pen

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Step 1:

Start off by drawing a tree on a sheet of paper. It just needs to be a rough sketch. Make sure you know beforehand how big you want this tree to be.

Step 2:

Place a sheet of wax paper on top of this sketch and secure it in place with some tape.

Step 3:

Fill your piping bag or squeeze bottle with melted dark chocolate and outline your tree sketch. It doesn’t need to be perfect. Make sure to go over the tree trunk a few times and make it thicker and stronger.

Step 4:

Place this tree in the freezer for 5 minutes until the chocolate firms up.

Step 5:

Now, fill a piping bag with yellow chocolate and make some yellow leaves randomly all over your tree branches. All you are doing is squeezing and pulling away.

Step 6:

Do this again with orange chocolate and red chocolate and you will end up with more leaves.

Step 7:

Place this tree in the freezer again for 5 minutes, which is what I did.

Step 8:

Then, gently peel the wax paper away from your tree. Flip it over.

Step 9:

Pour some melted dark chocolate along the backside of the tree trunk and stick a lollipop stick here. Let it set.

Step 10:

Finally, push these chocolate trees into your cakes or cupcakes very carefully.

And you are done!

NOTES:
- Remember to make extras coz some trees are bound to break coz they are so fragile.
- Also, don’t touch the trees too much coz that will cause them to melt.

And that’s all for today. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.

Happy caking everyone!

chocolate fall tree

Farwa & Abeer
We are 2 of the biggest cake lovers you'll ever meet and obsessed with baking and cake decorating. We blog about all this and much more at Cakewhiz.
Farwa & Abeer
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