Making A Tiara...ri Or Chocolate?

Decorating By tonia3604 Updated 30 Oct 2008 , 11:13pm by Sweet_Guys

tonia3604 Posted 30 Oct 2008 , 4:10am
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Does chocolate hold up as well as the Royal icing when making a tiara? Do you just use melted white chocolate?

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tonia3604 Posted 30 Oct 2008 , 11:39am
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Anyone out there who has made a tiara???

Biya Posted 30 Oct 2008 , 11:55am
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I have made tiaras but only with RI. I wish I would have thought of chocolate, it would taste so much better. I think you should be able to do it using the chocolate. May be a little more fragile, but then again the RI is very fragile. Try using clear acetate sheet, pipe it on like chocolate transfer only not a mirror image. Since you won't be flipping it. Would love to know how it turns out. Good luck.

CrazyCakes13 Posted 30 Oct 2008 , 12:05pm
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Are you free-handing it or are you using a template?

Ladivacrj Posted 30 Oct 2008 , 12:26pm
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I would definitely use RI, if you make the tiara strong enough you will be able to handle it without it breaking. (I have a cake in my photos with a RI tiara)

Chocolate would make me nervous, once you hold it for to long it's going to start to melt in your hand.

bafishr Posted 30 Oct 2008 , 12:35pm
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The tiara I made was with RI. I couldn't believe how easy it was. I agree with Ladivacrj, if you hold the chocolate too long it could start melting or at least soften which would compromise the structure. Plus the recepient could keep it for a while.

chasebrad Posted 30 Oct 2008 , 12:40pm
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I have only made one tiara and it was made out of white chocolate. I also used edible pearls as embellishment. I went with chocolate because I wanted it to be a tasty edible decoration. I think both work, just have to make your own preference!
Best of luck!

tonia3604 Posted 30 Oct 2008 , 3:37pm
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Thanks guys for the replies! I'll post a picture when I'm done, probably not til next week!

Sweet_Guys Posted 30 Oct 2008 , 11:13pm
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We made a white chocolate tiara using chocolate coating for an event that was cancelled. We did it free-hand and had created little loops to put dragees in. It worked well! We just wish we could have completed it.

Paul & Peter

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