*My strawberries were not large; I had 36 but this number will vary depending on the size of the berries you are using. Accordingly, the number of people it serves will also vary.
*If you have some strawberries with insufficient stem to grasp, insert a toothpick into the top of the berry and then dip it into the chocolate.
*You may prefer to use just one colour chocolate and this amount will be sufficient. If you want to use different colours I suggest you use about 100 gm each. If you are using different chocolate, you will, of course, need to melt them separately.
*A metal spoon is preferable as a wooden spoon may contain moisture which would ruin the chocolate. It would become thick and grainy and not suitable for dipping the strawberries.
*For two reasons I suggest sprinkling the toppings onto the freshly dipped strawberry. Firstly, I have found that if I dip the strawberry into the toppings it leaves behind a few drops of chocolate. After dipping a few strawberries the topping becomes very messy. Secondly, there is less waste. If you sprinkle, you’re able to keep what hasn’t been used.
*There is usually some chocolate left over. To avoid waste you could make little medallions on baking paper and top with dried fruit or nuts. Alternatively, toast some slivered almonds and toss them through the chocolate. Place in little mounds and enjoy when the chocolate has set.