i'm dong a cake for a lady with "creative liscense". she wants chocolate icing, so i would like to ice it in chocolate, top it with a fondant "tablecloth" if that makes sense, and on top of that place a gumpast sprig of holly berries and the leaves. i can figure out the berries (duh), but how do i go about making the little leafy/sprig things? does anybody have any idea, or can point me somewhere, thanks so much.
There are plenty of sizes of holly leaf cutters. Practically every manufacturer has one. Even Wilton.
This is one 'flower' you are going to have to wire.
Use floral wire in the leaves, cover & tape together w/floral tape .
I am pretty sure I got this idea from CakeCentral, so thanks to whoever came up with it. But for the cake I did for my mom, I sugared Rosemary and cranberries. Just took real rosemary, put it through an egg white wash, and rolled it in regular sugar, then let it dry for several hours.
I did have to water down the egg whites because they were a little too goopy and I scrapped off the excess goop as well before I rolled them in the sugar.
I loved the effect and it was really easy to do.
didn't the rosemary flavor seep into the icing?
Nice look but I'd suggest using superfine sugar.
I agree, a finer sugar would have worked better and discovering to wipe off the majority of the wash earlier would have helped too
There was no rosemary flavor in the cake. I let it dry a very long time and I let the cream cheese frosting crust. Added the details before I drove it to her house. It probably sat totally constructed for around 2-3 hours and we didn't taste the rosemary. Maybe the egg and sugar created enough of a barrier.
Next time I will probably grind a finer sugar.
Looks very festive. I like the idea was just wondering about the rosemary. Tks for clearing that up