Video Tip: Drizzling Chocolate

It’s video tip time again! And I’m so happy that my Aunt Marilyn agreed (i.e. let me pressure her) into shooting a video tip for us. She’s adorable. But you can’t have her as your aunt; she’s mine. I’m really sorry.

If you’ve been around here for a while you know that Aunt Marilyn has provided me with so much food/recipe inspiration, she has her own category on here: Aunt Marilyn’s No-Fail Recipes. You should definitely check them out. Some of my favorite food ever.

Aunt Marilyn told me about this chocolate drizzling tip months ago and it’s pretty much revolutionized the way I drizzle chocolate. No more messy bags to clean up, which is kind of a big deal since I do an inordinate amount of chocolate drizzling around here.

Take a look at the awesome tip and stay tuned to the end of the video because Aunt Marilyn (you can’t have her, but it’s ok, you can call her Aunt, too), gives a bonus tip that was new to me and I have a feeling will come in handy with four rowdy boys wrestling each other every day.

Remember all of the video tips can be seen on the main Video Tips page as well as on Mel’s Kitchen Cafe You Tube channel.

31 Responses to Video Tip: How to Quickly and Easily Drizzle Chocolate

  1. Julie B. says:

    Hi Mel. I’ve been visiting your blog regularly (nearly every day) for about a year. I keep thinking I know your site inside and out and besides your regular blog posts, there can’t possibly be anything new to discover. Yet low and behold I’ll come across a video or a link from Pinterest or some other site and find an archived gem from years back. So…what am I missing? Do you have a master index somewhere? Please tell me you do. I feel like I’m missing out on some great stuff.

    • Mel says:

      Julie – here is a link to all of my recipes πŸ™‚

      • Julie B. says:

        Well, I’m aware of that index because I use it all the time. ☺️ I was looking for an easy way to find your favorite things, or tips, or other tidbits of info you have posted. I just didn’t want to miss out on your archived posts. For example, I got to your husband’s Father’s Day post the other day from a link outside of your blog. Another great post! I’m sure trying to maintain a complete index would be an organizational nightmare! Forget I asked.
        Love your blog! It has re-awakened my love for cooking and baking. My husband and 5 kids are all familiar with your name. Many thanks!!

        • Mel says:

          Hey Julie – I should have figured you’d know about the Recipe Index but it’s really my only “main index” if that makes sense. I can see all my posts on the back end of things but it’s hard to get them all on or near the homepage. I’m always trying to figure out how to make that work better so I appreciate your comment!

  2. Erin says:

    Hi Mel! I just made your Carmel apples for my young women and they LOVED them!! Thank you! I was wondering how Aunt Marilyn got her chocolate so thin for the drizzles. I used chocolate chips, so maybe I should have used something else?

    • Mel says:

      Hi Erin – glad the caramel apples worked out! Usually chocolate chips don’t melt quite as thin as bar chocolate (like the baking squares) or the candy coating wafers/almond bark.

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  4. Teresa says:

    I love the freezer/ice pack tip. I made one right away. I filled a gallon ziploc bag with the mixture, then put that gallon bag in a 2 gallon ziploc bag for extra assurance. However, I have been noticing that the mixture is leaking out into the 2 gallon bag. It is definitely condensation and wet and it smells like the alcohol. I dumped the mixture into another brand new gallon and 2 gallon bag, but it is doing the same thing. I am pretty certain the bags are not leaking. Would your aunt have any idea if condensation builds up a lot in her bag? Thanks.

    • Mel says:

      Hi Teresa – I sent your question to my Aunt. Here is her reply:
      I’m not sure why there would be the leaking or condensation. Dan did say he had to put a second bag and then a third bag over it after multiple uses. But he has been using his for a couple of months straight every day. Maybe freezer bags would hold in the condensation rather than just regular zippies. Hope that helps.

  5. Candria says:

    Thank you for the great tips! Random question.. πŸ™‚ I noticed that she has double ovens with the microwave on top. I am getting ready to do a kitchen remodel and wondered if she likes the appliances set up like that. The microwave looks so high, but we are looking into doing the same thing. Love both of your recipes! Thanks so much for sharing!

  6. Tina says:

    Great easy tips! I absolutely love her kitchen. I would love to see a video on her kitchen and tips on how she keeps it clean. A video on best kitchen appliances and tools would be awesome too. Thanks for this blog. I love everything on here!

  7. Traci says:

    It seems too easy to work that well, but I’ll believe it and remember it the next time I am drizzling chocolate!

  8. Traci says:

    Wow, the freezer bag idea is awesome, thanks Aunt Marilyn! Fun to see her, it’s been years!

  9. Keya E. says:

    Oh, and my professor says that he will stop using frozen peas πŸ™‚

  10. Keya E. says:

    Hi Mel,
    Thanks for the email, my paper turned out great! During class my professor looked up everyone’s websites, when it was my turn I was surprised to see a video of your Aunt Marilyn. I haven’t seen her in well over 10 years, It was fun! The whole class at the Wine Country Culinary Institute enjoyed the tutorial.:)

  11. Ruth says:

    What does she do to make her chocolate thin?

  12. Amy P says:

    You’re a lucky niece! And you are a lot like Aunt Marilyn it seems like πŸ™‚ Thanks for the tips M&M!

  13. This is how I drizzle and I love it not only for the simplicity but the result is just prettier and more random than trying to do the same with a decorating bag. Your aunt reminds me SO much of my neighbor Sally; looks, soft spoken voice, everything. I had to look VERY closely! πŸ™‚

  14. Love Aunt Marilyn’s quick tips! So glad you nudged her into making this video, Mel. Thanks for sharing, ladies!

  15. Jennifer says:

    So do we get the recipe for the delicious looking eclair cake she drizzled? Thanks for the great tips Aunt Marilyn!

  16. Laurie Nielson says:

    Way to go sis! You did a great job! I loved the chocolate idea, but I’m making the freezer ice bag right now. (Wonder if Mel will let me demo raisin filled cookies. JK Mel)

  17. Stacey says:

    Love the drizzle tip! I better try it out right away! πŸ™‚

  18. Jen D. says:

    She’s totally adorable!! You have a right to be territorial ; ) Great tips! Love your blog, Mel!!

  19. Emily says:

    When I saw this I gasped and thought, “Is this THE aunt Marilyn?” Haha. You and your family have surpassed rock star status in this household. Thank you for the recipes and tips! Your blog is really all it claims to be and people like me are ever so grateful.

  20. Lisa Clawson says:

    I love Aunt Marilyn!!! Tell her thanks, and I will be thinking of her as I drizzle something wonderful today!! Are you freezing to death right now? The weatherman didn’t have anything promising for your neck of the woods on the map last night. It looked mighty cold:)

    • Mel says:

      Lisa – it’s -29 here today! Can you believe it? It’s been a long, hard week so I’m thinking the weather is just mimicking my attitude right now. πŸ™‚

  21. Sound Beacher says:

    Thanks Aunt Marilyn. I’m going to make a freezer bag – we never have the right ice pack on hand for the different injuries. P.S. She has an amazing kitchen, wow! So big and very tidy.

  22. April says:

    Before I read that it was your aunt I was like “Hey that kinda looks like Mel.” Aunt Marilyn is as cute as you!! Perfect chocolate drizzle, fun tip, great Aunt!!

  23. Kim in MD says:

    Your Aunt Marilynh is adorable! I love her added bonus tip- genius! Keep these video tutorials coming, Mel! They are awesome!

  24. Sheila says:

    You have such a loving, supportive family! Thank you, Aunt Marilyn for all the delicious ideas, being such a wonderful aunt, and for these cool tips. Because of all the quality recipes from your aunt, in my mind as I envisioned your Aunt Marilyn, she looked like β€œAunt Bea”. What a surprise to see a thin, modern youthful looking, and very attractive woman! I am sure though that I got part of this thinking right on your Aunt Marilyn . I love Aunt Bea’s character and her passionate love and care for her family that reaches beyond her family to embrace the community with her goodness.

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