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Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Luxurious Ways To Style Chocolate Strawberries (& Gold Leaf)

Luxurious Chocolate Dipped Strawberries BlogThe only thing I love more than eating food, is decorating it.  Better yet, creating something beautiful (and sparkly!) that transforms the ordinary into something much, much more special.  I've wanted to experiment with chocolate strawberries for a little while, and having recently picked up a few sheets of gold leaf, now seemed like the perfect moment!  One thing is for sure, there's no reason to leave it at simply dipping the strawberries in chocolate.  If you're looking to create a platter of eye-catching treats, there are tons of ways to quickly embellish chocolate strawberries - minimal effort, maximum impact!
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Before anything else, make sure your strawberries are clean and totally dry.  Next up, decide whether or not you want to completely immerse your fruit in chocolate (personally, I feel as though they look more stylish 100% concealed).  Okay, to the fun part!  A few suggestions off the top of my head...
Luxurious Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Blog Ideas
Chocolate Dipped Fruit Covered in Gold Leaf

Drizzled Chocolate - Choose a contrasting colour of chocolate to drizzle from side to side across your fruit.  After melting the chocolate, pour it into a piping bag and get drizzling!

Gold Leaf - Undeniably luxurious in appearance, though quite expensive per sheet (for UK readers, I purchased mine at Waitrose).  Depending on how many sheets you have, options include concealing the entire strawberry, or just the tip.  Alternatively, you could create a small cluster of 23ct gold leaf in the centre of the fruit.  Warning: gold leaf will stick to everything and anything!!  I used a cocktail stick to position it, and my fingertips to press into place.

Flakes - Coconut, chopped nuts, sugar crystals, chocolate curls etc.  Not only does it create a gorgeously thick, 3D effect, it's also ideal for those with less-than-steady hands!

Glitter - Edible glitter is pretty much my best friend at this point.  Use a small sieve to distribute it evenly.  Gold glitter against dark chocolate can be seen in this post, though another high-impact option is edible black glitter over white-chocolate strawberries 

Caramel - Along with drizzling chocolate from side to side, look at other ingredients such as caramel.  Who could resist?!  

Luxurious Chocolate Strawberries in Gold Leaf
Luxurious stylish ways to decorate chocolate dipped strawberriesIf you get practicing now, when you next find yourself at an impromptu gathering, you could be whipping out your batch of beautifully-embellished strawberries!  Mmm...

With love,

Gabrielle x

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  1. This is AMAZING. I love the ideas!

    xx, Melissa
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  2. This is a good idea that will surely come in handy. Thanks for sharing, beautiful. :)

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  3. I need to try making these now! : I love making dipped strawberries

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  4. Oh, these look amazing! Very well done! :)

    Florals&Smiles

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  5. These look sooooo good Gabs! I’m coming over right now haha I love all the different variations you’ve come up with. You must be the ultimate hostess! I didn’t realise edible gold sheets were so expensive though - but I’ve never bought them in-store before. Have you check online? I know they’re really cheap in Thailand so maybe you could find some on eBay or something then make a massive bunch of gold covered food! Hahaha, ok, now I’m getting carried away..

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    1. I bought the gold leaf in store, but i'll definitely check online first from now on - thanks gorgeous!

      Gabrielle x

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  6. What a gorgeous entertaining idea Gabrielle! These look so festive and elegant at the same time and would work for impromptu get togethers as well more formal occasions.

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  7. These look so impressive, especially with the gold leaf and the white chocolate with dark chocolate drizzle! I mean, I'd eat them without any chocolate on them, as well as with all the flavour combinations you mentioned so I'd be happy no matter what.

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  8. This is perfect for parties and events! I just love this so much. Not only are these delicious but are perfect for any occasion :) Gorgeous all over I love the elegance of gold :) http://www.bauchlefashion.com/2017/05/emerald-5-ways-it-is-trending-this.html

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  9. Oh my goodness, Gabrielle these are gorgeous! You did such an amazing job with the strawberries, and the photos! You're totally inspiring me to make pretty chocolate strawberries
    Lyndi xo

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  10. This looks so gorgeous and way more fun than Edible Arrangements! I love the look of the gold on the strawberries, so classy! It would look so good for a party, or even to do as an activity with friends

    ~Andrea Tiffany~
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  11. They look amazing, but with two kids around no strawberry survives long enough to be decorated. The second they spot them into the belly they go.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  12. Oh wow Gabrielle - I have no idea how you resisted eating this delicious strawberries long enough to take photos!! They look incredible - also I had no idea you could buy gold leaf from Waitrose! My hubbie is experimenting a lot with food photography at the minute so I'm definitely going to show up your post to see if he can re-create something similar for his portfolio. Thank you for sharing such wonderful tips!! xx

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  13. They look almost to good to eat! Its my partners birthday coming up and I've booked a hotel... Shall be making some of these to take with me!
    Kate x
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  14. Taking strawberries and chocolate to a whole new level, looks amazing!! x

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  15. This is another great way to eat strawberries! They look so good! x

    Dabin / http://dabindb.blogspot.kr/

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  16. oh my gosh these are so amazing! I want to eat them rn!

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  17. These strawberries actually look to pretty to be eaten haha! I've always wanted to get edible glitter and have fun decorating cakes and all that, but never seen to find the time for that. Drizzling the strawberries with caramel sounds perfect, and of course the gold leaves make it all so special. That would be a great new year's eve treat, with all the gold and rich chocolate goodness!

    Julia x
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  18. Hi Dear, how are you? I haven't be here in a long time! The little one is keeping me busy. I totally love the way you decorated these strawberries. They look gorgeous and so yummy.
    Thanks for sharing your tips.
    Love,
    Aurelie | http://www.surface85.com

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    1. Hey babe! So, so lovely to hear from you, hope you and your miniature-version are doing really well!

      Gabrielle x

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  19. Omg these actually look amazing its making my mouth water ha nicely decorated food makes it taste and want it so much more, love the look of the gold one x

    S x
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  20. They look too pretty and luxury to eat!!! Well, I still want to eat them though lol Great job girlie!


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  21. Wow this looks so nice and fancy !
    I'll definitely try that out during brunch or any event I'll have to organize :)

    Kenza from http://travelwithkenza.blogspot.fr/

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  22. Wonderful post, love it! ♥
    Maybe follow for follow? :)

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  23. These are such fabulous ideas! What a lovely way to style up strawberries at a party x

    LuxeStyle

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  24. These are too beautiful to eat! What a fun way to class up chocolate covered strawberries!

    Luci’s Morsels | fashion. food. frivolity.

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  25. This is amazing and looks like you spent eternity making everything look so drool and picture worthy! I have never used gold leaf before, mainly because the price puts me off.

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  26. OMG you did an amazing job dear! *-*
    So chic and delicious! ^-^
    xoxo
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  27. I have never decorated desserts with gold leaf, but now I want to! These strawberries look amazing! Thanks for sharing!

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  28. All other chocolate strawberries are forever ruined. These are just beautiful! And love how you incorporated gold leaf into them!

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  29. This looks absolutely perfect.

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  30. These strawberries look absolutely gorgeous.

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  31. Those strawberries are amazing! I am super excited to know that I can buy edible glitter, and I can't wait to try my hand at creating those elegant treats!
    xo, janea
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  32. These look so great!! I could totally imagine them at a super posh wedding or birthday party. Great post!!

    - Avalon from simplyavalon.blogspot.com

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  33. These look so gorgeous! Your photography is always on point Gabrielle!

    Ash | Liakada

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  34. What a lovely idea - they look absolutely gorgeous and so luxurious! Have a nice weekend, Gabrielle!

    Miriam
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  35. These look so good! They look so expensive!


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  36. You're making me drool Gabrielle but these strawberries are too cute to be eaten! Baci, Valeria - Coco et La vie en rose FASHION & BEAUTY

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  37. Okay, I totally was about to drooling scrolling through all the stunning pictures and reading the post. Gold leaf is so pretty and elegant xx

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  38. But how pretty aren't they all?! And probably so so yummy too! Love this idea and great one to do for a summer party. Definitely have to try! Xx

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  39. They look absolutely stunning Gabrielle! A joy to look at and delicious to eat. I will definitely try this. Love the different options.
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  40. These strawberries look absolutely amazing! I'm in awe! Will have to try this myself! Ideal for a dinner party!
    Jaz xoxo
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  41. wow they looks so so so yummy and chic

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  42. You are a truly artist. Those strawberries look so beautiful that they deserve not to be eaten. Great job!

    Jasmine x
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  43. wow! these are so gorgeous! Almost too pretty to eat!

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  44. They look so pretty and glamorous, what a chic dinner party it would be!
    Have a lovely weekend :)
    Rosanna x
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  45. I love these! It look so chic to eat :D

    ❤️ Alyssa // STYLE VANITY // Instagram

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  46. So cool!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  47. I need to try this. I have some strawberries and chocolate in the fringe. I was planning on doing some baking, but now I'm thinking why not leave it for tomorrow and try this today?

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  48. These look absolutely delicious - something I MUST try! x
    Lots of love,
    Marina Rosie xx
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  49. Totally maximum impact Gabrielle! I love the way you decorated this strawberries! Stunning! xoxo

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  50. Those strawberries look absolutely amazing! I have never decorated desserts with gold leaf before but this is perfect for a dinner party! xx

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  51. Babe these look incredible, your attention to detail and creativity is amazing! If you ever have a blogger dinner party please can I come?! Haha
    Amy xx
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  52. They look amazing! I love the hints of gold, I'll have to pick some up next time I'm near Waitrose :) xx

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  53. Oh, my goodness. These are just fantastic. Oh, so mouthwatering.

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  54. Omg, I love this so much! I make chocolate covered strawberry often, but I never really thought of decorating it. But with gold?! Yes please!!

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  55. Those look almost too good to eat. -Hanna Lei

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  56. Oh my goodness, these look amazing! To good to eat <3

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  57. This post certainly caught my eye, chocolate is one of my favourite things as I'm sure you know. These tasty treats are styled beautifully and love the touch of the gold leaf, anything adorned with golden sparkle adds luxury to anything.

    Strawberries are by far one of my favourite fruits and topped with this delicious chocolate, who can resist.

    A wonderful post and drool-worthy images!

    Laura xo
    www.shehearts.net

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  58. Ah this is such a lovely post! I am in love with your posts and photography, everything always looks so beautiful so chic and just luxurious!!!

    How can you say no to chocolate - especially when they've been presented in such a way! :)

    Hope you're well lovely!

    Layla xx

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