Chocolate Portraiture Techniques

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Learn a unique method to create amazing portraits with chocolate that can be used to decorate a cake!

This tutorial will make anyone look like a master artist as Chef Yener shows you a very easy way to create portraits made with chocolate. This technique can also be used to create logos and other images, not just portraits. All you need is a printed image, chocolate in a piping bag and some fondant. Then add colour either with an airbrush or paintbrush.

Downloadable Course Material

If you would like to approximately match the size of the artwork in the tutorial, print the downloadable files at 100% size. If you require your artwork to be smaller or larger, just adjust the print size accordingly.
Chocolate Portraiture Techniques
This PDF document contains reference images to use so that you can try out this chocolate portraiture technique easily without having to source an image yourself. The images have already been adjusted so they are ready to just print and use.

Track
Duration
Introduction
1:11
Tools & Materials
2:22
Reversing the Reference Image
3:22
Drawing the Portrait
20:22
Transferring the Portrait to Fondant
11:00
Airbrushing
14:02
Eyes & Lips
3:19
Creating the Background
1:23
Preparing for the Cake
1:46
Conclusion
6:32
Total Duration
1:05:44

While not everything on this list is absolutely required, these are the things used in this tutorial video. Of course you are welcome to find alternative ways of doing things and we would love to hear if you’ve discovered an easier method or better tool to achieve good results.

What you will need
Tools
  • Rolling pin
  • Corn starch (for dusting)
  • Air brush set
  • Palette knife
  • Teaspoon
  • Sticky tape
  • Scissors
  • Set of knives
  • Pen knife
  • Dry & wet towels
  • Clip board with white background
  • Cotton buds
  • Water brush
Materials
  • Water spray
  • Plastic sheet
  • Cellophane sheets (for piping cones)
Recipes
  • Dark chocolate
  • Liquid (red, green, black, yellow)
Ingredients
  • Rolling fondant
Recommendations
  • Watch the entire tutorial completely and take notes while comparing the tools list to what tools you have available to you.
  • This is art, and no method or technique is set in stone. This is why we recommend you watch the entire tutorial first before you start gathering all the things in the list above. You may think of ways you might substitute tools or techniques with your own ideas.

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