Chocolate Ruffles...how Do You Make Them?

Decorating By shanna_banana Updated 17 Nov 2009 , 7:31pm by shanna_banana

shanna_banana Posted 16 Nov 2009 , 7:34pm
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I need to know how to make chocolate ruffles...the kind that are gathered on the top of a cake. It sort of looks like a giant carnation. I don't know if it's made of pure chocolate, chocolate clay, or what? I LOVE the ones with a contrasting color on the edge. Here are examples from the gallery:

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=278373

or

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=896953

Can anyone help me? I appreciate any input as I would like to do this tonight or tomorrow. Thanks!

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MaryAnnPriest Posted 16 Nov 2009 , 7:46pm
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Oooh! That's so pretty. I don't have anything to add as far as how to do it, but I would love to see what other people post!

cylstrial Posted 16 Nov 2009 , 7:48pm
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Oh there are some books that show you how to do that. I can't think of any of it right now. Ok. Chocolate plastic. That's what it's called.

leahk Posted 16 Nov 2009 , 8:09pm
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I think they might be chocolate shavings. Make a thick layer of the base color chocolate on a flat surface and then add the edging color to one side. let it firm up into a block and then "peel" off curls with a vegtable peeler. These look wide, so it could be they were done with a knife.

leahk Posted 16 Nov 2009 , 9:32pm
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Wow! That looks like a fun toy!

JodieF Posted 16 Nov 2009 , 11:47pm
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You have to buy a chocolate ruffler. I made my own round, which worked okay. You can buy the chocolate like the ones that Shirley used. They have them here
http://www.auiswisscatalogue.com/store/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=ASC&Category_Code=2_RUFFLEROLLS

They used to offer a lot of them at Beryl's, but I only see one kind at the moment:

http://www.beryls.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=12_238

They're pricey, but very cool!

Jodie

JodieF Posted 17 Nov 2009 , 12:22am
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Evidently you aren't allowed to link to Beryl's... icon_lol.gif you could just search for it. Like I said, there was only one kind of ruffle roll there at the moment!

Jodie

JodieF Posted 17 Nov 2009 , 12:36am
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Evidently you aren't allowed to link to Beryl's... icon_lol.gif you could just search for it. Like I said, there was only one kind of ruffle roll there at the moment!

Jodie

sweetcravings Posted 17 Nov 2009 , 12:47am
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edited to change the link...

http://video.pbs.org/video/1174161648/

The beginning of the video she shows how to make the ruffles, the end how to make the chocoate wrap. In your case if you want the multiple color ruffle just spread some white chocolate down alongside the dark chocolate and make the ruffles that way.hth

shanna_banana Posted 17 Nov 2009 , 4:27pm
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Originally Posted by sweetcravings

edited to change the link...

http://video.pbs.org/video/1174161648/

The beginning of the video she shows how to make the ruffles, the end how to make the chocoate wrap. In your case if you want the multiple color ruffle just spread some white chocolate down alongside the dark chocolate and make the ruffles that way.hth




I just saw this episode! It's not quite what I had in mind, but thanks anyway. Thank all of you for your responses. I thought there was an easier way. I have about 5 hours left to complete the cake so I will either do something else completely, or get really creative. I have something in mind that might give me what I want. If it works I'll come back and post how I did it! Thanks again!!

sweetcravings Posted 17 Nov 2009 , 7:13pm
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Last idea for ya, long shot. Maybe you could make the ruffles using modeling chocolate using a carnation technique like this... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjXnlvm68XE&feature=PlayList&p=FDB850DC091CEBBD&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=2

You would get that feathered edge, and instead of rolling it up, you could just gather it like you would a regular ruffle. HTH

shanna_banana Posted 17 Nov 2009 , 7:31pm
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Originally Posted by sweetcravings

Last idea for ya, long shot. Maybe you could make the ruffles using modeling chocolate using a carnation technique like this... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjXnlvm68XE&feature=PlayList&p=FDB850DC091CEBBD&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=2

You would get that feathered edge, and instead of rolling it up, you could just gather it like you would a regular ruffle. HTH




I should have tried something like that but I didn't. My way didn't turn out too great. I did get a lot of white chocolate shavings, which I will put on top of the cake anyway. It's for my Mom so she will love it no matter what. But I know I read somewhere how to make these ruffles and it seems like it wasn't that hard. Maybe I'll find it someday. Thanks for the help!

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