Dr Seuss Day (Read Across America Day) is on 2nd March, and I made some chocolate cupcake toppers of The Cat in The Hat over the weekend. This would be great to serve at parties too!
The kids totally loved it, they were waiting around for me to finish taking photos so they could grab one each and dig in. I managed to get this shot of the younger 2 kids checking out these treats.
This is really easy to make, and I managed to get some step by step pictures to share.
1. Start with a picture you would like to have on the chocolates. My printer was out of ink so I drew out a picture of The Cat in The Hat freehand. Get a small square of baking parchment and trace the image with a food safe marker (I used Food Writer). Next flip the parchment over so the picture becomes a mirror image (as seen on the right). The picture has to be a mirror image so that once the chocolate is done and flipped over, the image shows up the correct way.
2. Fill a ziploc bag with melted dark chocolate and cut a tiny tip off the corner. Trace the outline of the image with the dark melted chocolate. Put in the fridge for it to set (takes only a few minutes).
3. I used ready made candy melts to fill in the areas of the hat with red chocolate. Put it back in the fridge to let this set.
4. Fill in the rest of the areas with melted white chocolate. Pipe white chocolate slightly beyond the design as well as over the back of the entire design to ensure the chocolate will be firm and not break when placed over the cupcakes. Leave in the fridge to set. Once it has set, carefully peel off the baking parchment.