Got A Dumb Question, But Need The Answer Quick!

Business By karateka Updated 16 Apr 2009 , 9:01pm by Dizzymaiden

karateka Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 8:07pm
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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.


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marmalade1687 Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 8:16pm
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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! icon_rolleyes.gif Also, give yourself time to get the shavings onto the sides of the cake - it can be done, but needs patience!

karateka Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 8:22pm
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Thank you!!

pattycakesnj Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 8:28pm
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try putting on the shavings with tweezers, less chance of melting.

kansaswolf Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 8:30pm
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Heh, clean NEW tweezers, please... *hurl*


pattycakesnj Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 8:33pm
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of course, I didn't know that I would have to specify, new, clean ones, only use for decorating

sweetjan Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 8:34pm
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I'm not much help, but I do like the look of what you're describing. Post a pic!

Dizzymaiden Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 9:01pm
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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

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