Realistic Chocolate Shells

Sugar Work By mkolmar Updated 27 May 2007 , 3:36am by mkolmar

mkolmar Posted 26 May 2007 , 4:55pm
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I making a wedding cake with chocolate shells down it. How do I get the shells to stand out more and shine like a real shell? Do I need to luster dust them with a dry brush? Would that even work, or is there a better way?

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Kate714 Posted 26 May 2007 , 5:14pm
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I dry dusted mine with luster dust (see my photos to see how they came out, and see if that's what you're going for). I also swirled a couple different colors of chocolate in some of them (white, pale peach, etc.) The dry dusting worked well.


mkolmar Posted 26 May 2007 , 5:19pm
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Thanks! I like the way yours look. I just need to buy luster dust now from CC and pray that they turn out okay.

Janette Posted 26 May 2007 , 5:32pm
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I used gumpaste in my mold (be sure to sprinkle with cornstarch to make it easy to remove from mold). I used luster dust I got from CC. There is different colors in the brown/copper family. That gives them different shading. I did a wedding cake using them. See pic.

I used Grape vine covered in white chocolate and then super pearl dust to make the coral. Next time I am going to get the coral color dust and try.

mkolmar Posted 26 May 2007 , 6:38pm
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Once again Janette, your cakes amaze me. Beautiful work! how did you get the water on the bottom tier to look so good?

Janette Posted 26 May 2007 , 7:20pm
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I used an air brush. I have a cake like that to do in July but they want all three layers with the water on the sides. That works for me becuause I won't have frosting to smooth.

mkolmar Posted 26 May 2007 , 7:22pm
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lucky dog, you don't have to worry about smoothing it. I wish I had an airbrush!

Janette Posted 26 May 2007 , 7:29pm
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If you get one I think you will have fun with it. I thought it would be so hard to direct the color where you want it. I was suprised it's really easy to use.

Now, you've made me want to go make a cake. But, can't family coming for a cook-out.

mkolmar Posted 27 May 2007 , 3:36am
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Hope your cook-out went well. Thanks everyone for all of your help.

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