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Chocolate Spider Web Tutorial by claremanson Chocolate Spider Web Tutorial by claremanson
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:bulletgreen: If your chocolate does start to burn and go grainy you can add a few drops of vegtable oil to bring the chocolate back to a useable consistency.
:bulletgreen: You can melt the chocolate in the microwave however melting over a pan is much better to keep an eye on.
:bulletgreen: If you have a steady hand and are confident you can do the design straight onto your food providing it has a flat surface.
:bulletgreen: The webs are delicate so if making treats that need to be taken out of the house it might be a good idea if having them stood up to not add them to your food until you are where you are serving them.
:bulletgreen: If you have very hot hands, try cooling them in ice water before handling the webs as they melt very easily.
:bulletgreen: If adding webs on top of ganache you place them on when the ganache is still a little warm, this melts the webs slighly to get an extra clean look and lines.



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SirenRayn Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
I will have to try this!
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claremanson Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:D
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Stargatesg11 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

Hey, just had to say thanks for this awesome tutorial!  We used them on some of our Halloween cupcakes, and they were AWESOME thanks to you! 

:woohoo:

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claremanson Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great to hear :) Thanks for the points by the way :)
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:iconstargatesg11:
Stargatesg11 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
He, he...  :love:
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iiibrokeyhu Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the helpful tutorial!
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Lodchen-Photography Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Student Photographer
Thank you so much for this tutorial :D
I used it here :hug:
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st3rn1 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thans for the tutorial!!! its so helpful! *_____*
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caballero-nocturno Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
Thanks for the tuto Hug 
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claremanson Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Enjoy :D
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cos-tam Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Student General Artist
wow , thanks ! now i can make a bunch of spider cupcakes :iconthistastessogoodplz:
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claremanson Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Enjoy :D
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:iconcos-tam:
cos-tam Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Student General Artist
sure i will :iconyuiheavenplz:
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LuckyElement7 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
brilliant! I love them stuck into the cupcakes!
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claremanson Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
They are my favourite :)
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JoanyCc Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Mmm chocolate webs. ^-^
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sparrowcrazy Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh.. and I totally thought you did the webs directly on the cake.. wouldn't that be easier?:P
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claremanson Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Not at all, one slip up and you would have ruined your whole dessert :(
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sparrowcrazy Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm yeah I suppose you're right, mind you I'm not that picky if I just do them for myself and my family.. it'd still taste the same. :D
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claremanson Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I had to photograph them too so was extra picky :giggle:
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sparrowcrazy Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fair enough..:nod:
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GillianIvy Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I always wanted to try doing these.  I used to work at a chocolate shop.  But were never did these, I wish we did!
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claremanson Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Did you do any Halloween chocolates there?
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GillianIvy Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
We dipped Oreos, half dark chocolate, half orange confection.  We handed them out and the kiddos loved them.  But it would have been more epic with chocolate webs!

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claremanson Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
But I guess a lot more time consuming :(
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GillianIvy Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yes, we made a whole bunch of those, so yea, it would've been a lot of work.  I miss that place.  It was the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.  Our apples were amazing.  I never got to make the fudge, I was too young to do the big copper pot so would have been a liability for them.  We had a huge marble table and I got to help with the fudge process.  
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claremanson Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh I love watching fudge being made on tv, looks like great fun :)
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GillianIvy Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
We used a big marble table with edge boards and some squeegee type plastic blades to mix as it cooled.  We would add the ingredients and swirl it around till it solidified.  Then put into long plastic storage containers to chill.  Our backroom was basically a big cold storage, it was kept around 60 degrees, I think.  Ah, I miss that place.  :D  So, did they have a similar process on the show you watched?
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claremanson Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes, the same process, seen it a few times done that way on a kids cooking show and a couple normal cooking shows too :)
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JenWriting Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome! I was wondering how you did that! :D Thanks for the tutorial! :)
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claremanson Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
They are a lot of fun to make, I just had to share it :)
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claremanson Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:D
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LaughingBanana Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
My first attempt;
"Wow nice rubber ducky"
"It's a spider web :stare:"
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claremanson Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:rofl:
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Ymca2k Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
This is how my mother makes them (though she doesn't set them with white chocolate), how nostalgic :D
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claremanson Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:)
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Naruto-II Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I was hoping you'd make a tutorial for them :D
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claremanson Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It just had to be done :)
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ScarNature Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Haha, thanks for the tutorial. I did the spiderweb the wrong way.. ^^"
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claremanson Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh no! How were you doing them?
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ScarNature Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Well, I did the three circles.. 
But I didn't use the toothpicks... I just continued spreading the icing and...
Bam.. It went all scribbly. 
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claremanson Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ah I see.
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ajbdsksh Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sweet! :) :heart:
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claremanson Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:)
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