I'm making a cake for my friend's daughter's birthday. She wants Elmo on the cake. The problem is she really wants me to use store-bought, canned chocolate icing (with chocolate chips in it!), because it's her favorite. How in the world can I put Elmo on a cake iced in that?? I don't think I can pipe Elmo's face in BC on top of that soft canned icing -- I'm imagining it would be all smooshy (for lack of a better word) and the BC wouldn't stick cleanly, if you know what I mean. And I can't correct a mistake like I can if I pipe on a nicely crusted BC base.
So I was wondering if a FBCT was the answer. Can I do this ahead of time and just lay it on top of the chocolate icing? Or would it get mushy?
Any other ideas would be greatly appreciated.
what do you think about making elmo out of melted chocolate, it might work a little better... same rules apply as a FBCT. except you are making the plaque just like coloring a picture. use wax paper and follow your picture... let set to dry for 24 hours. no freezing.
i have thickened canned icing w/ powdered sugar before - a cup or so, sifted, then mixed in. it makes it thicker and easier to work w/, and it will crust up better. see the brown spotted dog in my gallery - he was done out of thickened canned icing!
(oh, snap - my secret is out - lol)
I've never made a chocolate plaque, but that's a good idea. How do I do it? Is it like making a color flow piece?
yes, exactly like that. but i find it stronger.