Chocolate Shards (cake topper)

Fantastic giant chocolate shards that make great cake toppers for celebration cakes. So tasty, you may forget there's cake!

chocolate shards cake topper on a baking tray

These chocolate shards make great cake toppers for celebration cakes. They are so easy to make and turn a simple cake into an extravaganza of chocolate. In the past, I have made smaller shards to use as party favors too. These chocolate shards can also be used as great homemade edible gifts for loved ones.

Chocolate shard celebration cake on a cake stand

Here we have topped a triple layer chocolate cake, don’t forget to check out our triple layer cake recipe to guide you through your celebration cake baking experience. We also have a full guided recipe on how to make the perfect buttercream icing.

The Equipment I used

This chocolate shard recipe is very easy to make and only requires a few simple kitchenware items. You'll need a hard baking sheet, a sharp knife, and a spatula to spread out all that delicious chocolate.

chocolate shards cake topper on a baking tray

Chocolate Shards (cake topper)

These decorated chocolate shards are perfect for celebration cake toppers.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
cooling time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, British
Servings 12
Calories 55 kcal



  • To make the chocolate shards, brake up both white and milk chocolate into separate bowls and melt. You can do this by placing the bowl over a simmering pan of water for a couple of minutes or using a microwave and stirring every 30 seconds until melted.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and pour the milk chocolate onto the tray and smooth with a spatula,
  • Then drizzle the white chocolate over the top and using a skewer swirl the two chocolates together.
  • Before the chocolate sets add on your choice of tiny toppings, I used what I had to hand which were chocolate strands, granola, chocolate jazzies, chocolate curls, and mini smarties. But you can use whatever you like the skies the limit.
    chocolate shards cake topper on a baking tray
  • Place the tray into the fridge to cool and set. Once it's set, cut your chocolate into shards. I found it easier to cut the chocolate using my rocking pizza cutter.
    chocolate shards cake topper on a baking tray


Calories: 55kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 1gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 15mgPotassium: 45mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 12IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 31mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Bakery, cake toppers, celebration cake ideas, chocolate, chocolate shards, edible cake topper, milk chocolate, white chocolate
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2 thoughts on “Chocolate Shards (cake topper)

    1. Yes of course, the best thing about making celebration cakes is being creative with toppings, no one ever complains when you go mad with extra goodies on top of your cake.

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Remember to be creative with your chocolate shards to match whatever occasion cake you are making it for, baking is better when you have fun and express yourself. Check out my Coffee & Walnut Cake recipe for more sweet treat inspiration.

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