How do you wrap a cake in chocolate without using a transfer sheet? Is there better brand of chocolate that holds up better than another. Any how to's and additonal info is appreciated.
I wrapped a cake in dark and white chocolate
I used freezer paper instead of acetate. It worked GREAT . I used a block of 'bark' chocolate for the white and chocolate chips for the dark. I tried doing another cake using just chocolate chips. It wrapped great and looked great until I got into a warm car and the chocolate wave that I had made above the cake then proceeded to melt onto the cake. Oops! Just make sure a chocolate that will hold up at room temp! HTH
I've use freezer paper, parchment and even wax paper. I use regular chocolate chips (some cheap some not) and after 100's of wrapped cheesecakes I've done in my lifetime, it never failed on me.
I have used wax paper, (I think) but it is not smooth and shiny like the look that acetate gives...
For the cake in my avatar I used freezer paper. You can cut it to length, which is really helpful. I used chocolate chips with a tiny bit of shortening in it.