How Did She Do This??? Incredible!!

Decorating By Ponygirl1 Updated 7 Apr 2009 , 11:49am by ckckhome

Ponygirl1 Posted 5 Apr 2009 , 10:54pm
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I'm going to be helping my girlfriend make her daughter's Halloween Wedding cake this year and I fell in love with this "black fudge ooze"...does anyone know what she used..recipe, instructions, etc.?? We just have to have this on the cake, except it will be in red. Any info would be fantastic!

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_78165.html

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SweetMelissa2007 Posted 5 Apr 2009 , 11:07pm
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I don't know for sure but this looks like it could be a dark chocolate ganache or poured fondant? Not sure but how cool is that?!

SweetMelissa2007 Posted 5 Apr 2009 , 11:08pm
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I don't know for sure but this looks like it could be a dark chocolate ganache or poured fondant? Not sure but how cool is that?!

southaustingirl Posted 5 Apr 2009 , 11:22pm
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It looks like ganache to me.

I use 3/4 cup heavy cream and 2 T butter, heated to just before it boils. Then pour it over 8 oz of chocolate (usually a combo of dark and semi sweet). Let it sit for a couple of minutes then wisk until smoth and creamy.

sayhellojana Posted 5 Apr 2009 , 11:27pm
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It's most likely ganache. Use red candy melts if you need it colored

StellaLuna Posted 6 Apr 2009 , 1:32am
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I did something similar to this on a paint can cake. I used a royal icing recipe and thinned it out with water. It worked very well and dried rather quickly. The mixture was powder sugar, a little bit of milk and 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract for flavoring. The amount varies depending on the consistency you are trying to obtain. I hope this helps.

Ponygirl1 Posted 6 Apr 2009 , 4:06am
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Thank you all so very much! I have searched high and low and will try out each of your suggestions! If mine turns out even close to this I'll be a happy camper! thumbs_up.gif

paula19 Posted 6 Apr 2009 , 7:05am
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I used thinned royal icing because I wanted to do that same effect for the pumpkin cake I had made for halloween, but apparently I hadn't made it thin enough :/ oh well, next time I'll know how to do it better, right? You can only learn from your mistakes icon_smile.gif

Rylan Posted 6 Apr 2009 , 7:30am
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Melt chocolate and a little bit shortening together. I usually just eyeball the shortening and I keep adding until the chocolate thins down to a very liquidy consistency.

Then get your piping bag or just a ziploc and add the chocolate/shortening mixture. Cut a small hole off the ziploc and then pipe the chocolate on the top edges and it will ooze down. After you have done all the edges, pour chocolate mixture on top just enough to cover the empty spot in the middle. You can use your spatula to spread the chocolate mixture on top if necessary.

Hope that helps. I did a very similar cake last week.

Frankyola Posted 6 Apr 2009 , 9:02am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by southaustingirl

It looks like ganache to me.

I use 3/4 cup heavy cream and 2 T butter, heated to just before it boils. Then pour it over 8 oz of chocolate (usually a combo of dark and semi sweet). Let it sit for a couple of minutes then wisk until smoth and creamy.




Ditto thumbs_up.gif

crisseyann Posted 6 Apr 2009 , 11:23am
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You could try pm'ing the artist for exact instructions on how she did it. I've had that cake in my favorites folder for a long time. It is so cool. Good luck in your search!

Cris

solascakes Posted 6 Apr 2009 , 11:29am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by crisseyann

You could try pm'ing the artist for exact instructions on how she did it. I've had that cake in my favorites folder for a long time. It is so cool. Good luck in your search!

Cris


Exactly, we can stop speculating,lol

vickymacd Posted 6 Apr 2009 , 11:44am
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I wondered the same thing about why you didn't just email hollysu?
This is probably my favorite halloween wedding cake too.
Everyone on here is so wonderful, she would probably tell you how she did it too.

But then, please share with us!!

Ponygirl1 Posted 6 Apr 2009 , 5:05pm
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Oh my gosh..thank you all so very much for all your great advice and recipes for doing this ! This is going to be so much fun as well as nerve racking I'm sure..WooHoo !
I did pm hollysu yesterday, but I haven't heard back from her yet....Hope she's willing to divulge (sp?) her secret tapedshut.gif ...I'm keeping my fingers and toes crossed ! thumbs_up.gif . Thanks again you guys, your all great !

isabow2 Posted 6 Apr 2009 , 6:02pm
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Ooo, if she does please let us all know. I've also had that pic saved to my favs as something I'd like to do for my own wedding cake. icon_smile.gif

Ponygirl1 Posted 7 Apr 2009 , 1:12am
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I'm sooooo hoping to hear back from her!!!!! icon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_rolleyes.gif

Ponygirl1 Posted 7 Apr 2009 , 1:17am
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Forgot to add:
I'm dedicated to doing this, sooooo...."that which doesn't kill us, makes us stronger"! I'm going for it..

ckckhome Posted 7 Apr 2009 , 11:49am
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Thanks for the info and recipes you guys are the greatest icon_biggrin.gif

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