|Use the back of the cookie so it will be flat!|
Since it's generally not a good idea to try a technique for the first time when you have a paid order, I did a round cookie first as a test run. It worked so well I'll never go back to royal icing again!
|Chocolate disc on the cookie|
|Brushed with corn syrup|
Remind me why I ever used royal icing again?? This is so much easier on the hands.
So since that worked, I cut out the dress shapes, brushed them with the corn syrup and then applied them to the dress cookies when they were done baking. I ended up piping them with more chocolate decorations later.
|Chocolate dresses on the cookies, slightly melted|
Also, it seemed to be harder once it cooled off than it was when I started, so if you want to imprint any patterns on it, either do it before you put the chocolate on the cookie, or don't wait until it sets up completely to press the pattern into it.
People also do this technique with fondant, so if you prefer that to the modelling chocolate you can use that instead.
Anyone have experience with this technique? Any tips or tricks to share?