Decorating Choc Buttercream Cakes - Ugh

Decorating By ladixiechic1 Updated 27 May 2009 , 6:19pm by Cakepro

ladixiechic1 Posted 27 May 2009 , 3:28pm
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FOGIVE ME BUT I AM VENTING - I DO NOT LIKE DECORATING CHOCOLATE BUTTERCREAM ICED CAKES. NOTHING SEEMS TO LOOK GOOD ON THESE. I HAVE TO MAKE ONE FOR A LADIES BIRTDAY AND NOTHING SEEMS TO LOOK GOOD ON THESE icon_sad.gif

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ddaigle Posted 27 May 2009 , 3:34pm
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I know...I used to hate decorating chocolate cakes too. Bright colors look good...neon green..hot pink. I have a lot of chocolate cakes in my gallery if you would like some ideas.

goldenegg Posted 27 May 2009 , 3:39pm
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hrmm... not sure what type of deco you're goin for but what about dark choc ganache poured on top with BC roses or choc curls? here's a couple nice examples:

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1164894

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1016843

HTH! icon_biggrin.gif

bebea Posted 27 May 2009 , 3:46pm
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tiffany blue goes great w/ choc brown - saw a wedding cake like that a couple years ago. light pink or ivory would work great, too.

look thru the galleries here - i have seen several color combos based on brown.

ladixiechic1 Posted 27 May 2009 , 4:00pm
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THANKS FOR THE REPLYS. THEY WERE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING FEMININE. I HAVE BEEN LOOKING IN ALL THE GALLERIES AND I HAVE SEEN SOME BEAUTIFUL CAKES BUT THEY SEEM TO BE GROOMS CAKES AND NON-DESCRIPT CAKES. icon_confused.gif GUESS I WILL KEEP SEARCHING.

costumeczar Posted 27 May 2009 , 4:11pm
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Pink flowers and ribbons would work...

keystone Posted 27 May 2009 , 5:36pm
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I've oen two cake recently and was "surprised" that I ended up liking them. One was decorated with a lite purple bow, circles and daisies with purple centers. Looked really pretty. The other one had lite yellow and green stripes on the sides with flowers inbetween that were pink, lite purple and yellow. Both cakes were feminine and pretty. They were hits at the birthdays so I am told.

Cakepro Posted 27 May 2009 , 6:19pm
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FOGIVE ME BUT I AM VENTING - I DO NOT LIKE DECORATING CHOCOLATE BUTTERCREAM ICED CAKES. NOTHING SEEMS TO LOOK GOOD ON THESE. I HAVE TO MAKE ONE FOR A LADIES BIRTDAY AND NOTHING SEEMS TO LOOK GOOD ON THESE icon_sad.gif




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Here's one I like. It was done by cakestrings. This is how I decorate all of my Course 1, Lesson 1 cakes now, since I can take all of my various leftover bowls of colored icing, add some rich, dark baking cocoa, and voila ~ chocolate icing! I leave all of my Course 1, Lesson 1 cakes for the employees at the two stores where I teach and they love them. And this cake is a really fast and easy one to decorate in a short amount of time.
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