White chocolate dipped strawberries decorated using modeling chocolate to look like panda and polar bears make sweet treats for Valentine's Day, a baby shower, or a birthday party.
Allow the excess chocolate to drip off.
Set on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
If desired, allow the white chocolate to puddle at the bottom of the strawberry for a few seconds, then lift up the berry and place it on a clean spot on the parchment paper.
Chill in the fridge (for 3-5 minutes) if using candy melts or let air dry (for about 10 minutes) if using pure white chocolate just until firm.
EYES and NOSE: Roll out some black modeling chocolate to about 1/8th inch thickness and cut out two small circles and one 1/2 inch heart for each polar bear using a small plunger cutter.
EARS: Cut a curved sliver off of two white chocolate wafers for each polar bear or create ears using 1/4 inch thick white modeling chocolate.
BOW: Cut two small hearts and one small circle out of pink or red modeling chocolate. Set the hearts together with the points touching then attach the circle over top using water or clear piping gel to "glue" the bow together.
Dip the white chocolate coated strawberries into white chocolate again and press a fork up against the chocolate then pull away quickly. Do this all over the berry, over and over again, until spikes of fur start to form.
Attach two candy ears on the top edge of the strawberry on opposite sides of the green stem using melted white chocolate. Then add more white chocolate over the ears and create spikes of fur on them too.
Attach the modeling chocolate decorations to the strawberry using the remaining, melted, white chocolate. Add a nose to the tip of the strawberry and two eyes above it. Add a bow if making female polar bears.
NOSE and FUR PATCHES: Roll out some black modeling chocolate to about 1/8th inch thickness and cut out two ovals using a plunger cutter and cut out a small 1/2 inch heart using a heart plunger cutter.
EARS: You can cut a small sliver off two dark chocolate wafers to create the ears or you can cut out black modeling chocolate circles (with a curved notch removed) to create the ears.
BOW: Roll out red modeling chocolate to about 1/8th inch thickness and cut out two small hearts and one small circle. Set the points of the hearts together then use either water or clear piping gel to attach the circle over the intersection of the points creating a bow.
Attach the modeling chocolate decorations to the strawberry using the remaining, melted, white chocolate. Add two ears on the top edge of the strawberry, a nose to the tip of the strawberry and two fur patches above it off to the side. Add a bow in front of an ear to make panda bear girls.
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