White Chocolate-Matcha Frog Princes with Gum Paste Crowns
Chocolate frogs are popular these days, especially among Harry Potter fans. However, today I want to reference a fairytale that’s been in the public imagination for quite a while, “The Frog Prince”—a story about a prince transformed into a frog by an enchantress, who is waiting for a princess to come and break the spell. Hence, the inspiration for these white chocolate-matcha frog princes. Aren’t they cute?
These chocolate frog princes are a great Valentine’s Day treat for kids and grownups alike. Matcha—a green tea powder—gives the frogs their green color and imparts a subtle tea flavor to the sweet white chocolate. To make the golden crowns, I used icing color to tint the gum paste orange—then painted the sculpted crowns with an edible gold luster dust to give them a shiny, lustrous quality befitting a prince. You can even add white pearl sprinkles between the ridges of the crown for further decoration.