I have a request for a chocolate cake iced w/ choc bc w/ red fondant striping and topped w/ choc. covered strawberries. I am having a really hard time finding any decent strawberries. Does anyone have any suggestions on what to replace the strawberries with?
Do you have a Sam's Club close to you because their berries are looking really good right now.
That's odd ... this time of year is pretty peak season for strawberries.
There is a Sams in Evansville IN which is about an hour from me. I will def check them out.
There are a few local berry patches but their berries have came and went way back in end of May / first of June. I usually do my grocery shopping at walmart and they haven't had any the last few times I've been.
If I can't find any nice looking ones, any suggestions on what to use instead? I was thinking of nice big chocolate shavings?
Edited to add: This cake is for a man so I don't want to do flowers or anything to "fru fru" lol
chocolate dipped cherries?
The cherry idea is cute. I think I will make cherries out of the extra red fondant and then chocolate dip them. Maybe use licorice for the stems?
choc covered marshmallows?
Mom2leelee: is this for a groom's cake?
I love the idea of handcrafting cherries out of fondant and licorice, but think of what a luxurious touch real chocolate-dipped cherries would add to your chocolate-chocolate cake.
I also love the idea of chocolate curls. But since this is a man's cake, think more streamlined-- jagged chocolate tiles (maybe drizzled with red-dyed white chocolate) jutting out amongst chocolate dipped cherries would give a very manly and luxurious look to your cake. Just some ideas, hope you don't think it's too forward of me!
Good luck with the cake, and don't forget to post pictures!
Do you by any chance have a farmer's market in the area? They may carry strawberries of a good quality. Here in the West, both Sam's and Costco have great strawberries right now, but we have many local farmer's markets that carry fabulous produce. I think the cherry idea is great, though, and cherries are peaking here.
cupcakeco ~ that is a GREAT idea! The cake is for a man's birthday and the customer made it very clear that they did not want anything "girly". Thanks for the idea on the chocolate, the drizzles sound great and since cherries are peaking here too, I think I'll go w/ fresh ones.
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peanut butter balls, chocolate covered...those are alot like a reese's cup. yumm!
What about chocolate truffles with some strawberry flavoring added to either the truffle filling or the chocolate dip covering?