need to do a cake for a homecoming dinner working with the theme "all roads lead to rome". am thinking of doing a roman laurel wreath out of cupcakes. any suggestions on how to get those leaves really looking like laurel leaves? i thought the kids might like chocolate leaves, but may be hard to get the look i want. if i go to gumpaste/fondant what particular leaf mold would you use? thanks so much
I'd use either gumpaste or fondant or probably a 50/50 mixture. I'm not sure what a laurel leaf looks life offhand but you could try the oak leaf, the holly leaf or the maple leaf cutters (depending on how close one of them is to a laurel leaf.) Hope that at least gives you a starting point!
I think a rose leaf mold would be closer - think of the wreaths they use for olympic athletes - those are very simple leaves. A laurel leaf is a simple shape - it's a little narrower than a rose leaf - but I don't know if there is a mold for it. You could do the rose leaf and then trim a little on the sides to make it more narrow.
If you want to do chocolate - you could try chocolate modeling clay.
thank you for the ideas. do you know if you can make a white chocolate modeling clay and add coloring to it? have never tried modeling chocolate before
Sure you can! And if you have problems with that just make them out of white chocolate clay and lustre dust them.