I have an order where the bride wants chocolate shavings on the sides of her 9in round wedding cake. (small wedding). I have NO IDEA how much chocolate that is going to take. If any of you have done this and can tell me.....please help! I don't know how to charge for this concerning how much dark chocolate I need to buy.
I did a 3-tier square (6-8-10) a couple of years ago, and I think I did it with about 8 ounces of white chocolate. Make sure that you wear gloves when putting the shaved chocolate on the cake, or else the heat of your hands will melt the shavings - trust me, I learned the hard way! Also, give yourself time to get the shavings onto the sides of the cake - it can be done, but needs patience!
try putting on the shavings with tweezers, less chance of melting.
Heh, clean NEW tweezers, please... *hurl*
of course, I didn't know that I would have to specify, new, clean ones, only use for decorating
I'm not much help, but I do like the look of what you're describing. Post a pic!
if I am putting on nuts or chocolate on the side this is what I do.
1. Crust cake
2. apply thin layer of frosting where items are to be placed
3. tip cake slighly over bowl (I like a metal bowl this keeps chocolate cool) and gently toss and press.
Hope this helps. Amy