Hi, I'm doing a beach wedding cake, and part of the deco is coral..how do i do that? :S..mold? royal icing? white chocolate paste? how do i captivate the closest thing to the real thing?
i just got done (last night) with a beach/ ocean theme.. i made two kinds of coral, fan and tube.. made them out of royal icing and hand painted them..
it was time consuming but after 3 layers of RI the coral looks awesome.. pics in my photos[/img]
If you are comfortable using royal icing you could google and print out a template and pipe it out. Or you ca use gumpaste and roll out thin uneven twig like pieces and stick a few together and prick them with a cocktail stick to give that small pore effect...
I watched one of those extreme wedding cake shows on WE TV. Christorpher Garren's Cakes did an engagement cake with coral. They used white modeling chocolate over a pipe form. The cool thing was that they used a mixture of coarse sugar and white nonpareils (which Wilton sells at Michaels, so they are readily available) pressed into the surface which gave it a very realistic look.
The best looking coral that I've seen has been made with Isomalt poured to quickly cool over ice. Don't know the exact temp you'd want the Isomalt at when pouring though, but the look is fabulous.
thank you so much guys! you are amazing! i've done the isomalt before with big coral pieces. i'll definitely try the options you've given me. Many thanks again! jen.
Did you happen to see CookieSue 's "undersea cake with fish, shells, and coral" ? At the time I'm writing this it is in the "Most Saved" bar on the CC home page. It has some very elegant modeling chocolate coral.