How Did They Do This?

Decorating By tirby Updated 21 Mar 2008 , 1:20am by BROOKSIE007

tirby Posted 19 Mar 2008 , 12:33pm
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/schmish/1812320346/

I hope the link works. I have been asked to make this cake in 1 month. I can see how to do the pot and worms. the eyes ...maybe fondant balls with a bit of gell to give a shine? and the big one...How did they do the liquid on top? it looks like thin white chocolate..maybe...But I dont do much with chocolate so anyone have any advice? I did email the person who posted the picture but I dont know if they can help..They may not even have the email anymore. Any way...Any help tips or anything will help.
thanks!

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Honeydukes Posted 19 Mar 2008 , 1:03pm
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It says right under the picture that it's white chocolate ganache. Here are some recipes for ya:
http://www.joyofbaking.com/ganache.html
http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recipes/recipe/0,1977,FOOD_9936_29011,00.html
HTH!

7yyrt Posted 19 Mar 2008 , 2:58pm
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On the close-up, it looks like the eyeballs, toes, and extra 'bits' are formed from fondant.
Spread the white ganache first, and then set the eyeballs, etc in. Be sure to drip a little over the sides, like the body parts are writhing...
The bloody smears look like food coloring swirled in with a toothpick. The blue irises are done with a flat toothpick dipped in food coloring, you can see the shape.
The sticks and fire (flames) are also fondant, but the flames could easily be piped, and the logs made from pretzel rods or tootsie rolls.

I hope that made some sense.

FromScratch Posted 19 Mar 2008 , 3:14pm
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I'd put the eyeballs and worms on first and then pour the ganache in while it's still liquid but not too warm (which is easy with white chocolate ganache.. it takes a while to set up).

funbun Posted 19 Mar 2008 , 3:15pm
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You could use sweetened condensed milk to get the milky effect.
HTH

Jayde Posted 20 Mar 2008 , 12:12am
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It looks to me like thinned royal icing. Kinda like the consistancy that you would use to make the flooded cookies? It would go on, stay smooth, and then be relativly easy to cut then. If you use chocolate it will set up hard, and then the cake would be kind of difficult to cut.

Good Luck!

BROOKSIE007 Posted 21 Mar 2008 , 1:20am
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I would put the white chocolate ganache on first. Then put the eyeballs and worms on when it has cooled down just a little bit. They will sink into the ganache if it hasnt set up too firm, to give it that 3D look. The eyeballs and worms look to be made from fondant and painted with food coloring. You also could try the Wilton food writers instead of painting with food coloring. icon_rolleyes.gif

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