Toffee shards are small pieces of toffee used for cooking and as a decorative garnish. Toffee shards not only add texture and visual appeal to a dessert, but they can also enhance the flavour of the dessert and provide a crunchy, sweet texture. Use toffee shards to decorate cakes, pies, cookies, sticky buns, cupcakes and anything else you can think of. Experiment with different sizes of toffee shards to change the appearance of the dessert.
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Things you need
- Icing or other sticky food substance (such as glaze)
- Toffee shards
- Small tongs
Apply a layer of icing or other sticky substance, such as a glaze, onto the cake or other food item. Apply at least ¼ inch of the sticky substance to prevent the toffee pieces from falling off.
Plan a design for the toffee pieces. You can sprinkle them evenly across the surface of the food or in one corner, in the middle of the food or even in a specific pattern.
Place a cookie cutter or other stencil on the surface of the food if you want to decorate the food with a specific shaped pattern.
Sprinkle the toffee shards into the desired areas. Sprinkle them evenly around the top of the dessert, inside the cookie cutter, in a spiral design or around the edges or sides of the dessert. Remove any guidelines, such as cookie cutters, when finished.
Remove any unwanted toffee shards with small tongs.
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