How To Make (Cherry) Tree Branches...

Decorating By taxi4two Updated 16 Apr 2010 , 1:37pm by MissRobin

taxi4two Posted 15 Apr 2010 , 2:56pm
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Hi there,

I've seen this on so many cakes. I know some decorators paint them on and I've seen some use modeling chocolate. I have a wedding cake in September where they really want the braches climbing parts of the cake in a realistic way. What type of structure do you use when making those out of chocolate? Has anyone found another way? Any help would be great!

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Kima920 Posted 16 Apr 2010 , 12:51am
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I am curious as well.. I have two wedding cakes where the clients want cherry blossom branches on the cake.

indydebi Posted 16 Apr 2010 , 1:28am
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There are a number of techniques, depending on the material used for the branches. HEre's one I did and I just used chocolate icing with large tips and piped it right onto the cake after I assembled the cake on-site.:

anasazi17 Posted 16 Apr 2010 , 1:37am
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I like to use choco-pan chocolate fondant mixed with their gives it a nice wood grain look. I either use an extruder or mold the branches out of the fondant by rolling out long snakes/tubes. HTH

Kima920 Posted 16 Apr 2010 , 2:08am
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Thanks I think I will pipe them on the cake icon_smile.gif

MissRobin Posted 16 Apr 2010 , 1:37pm
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I used wire covered in brown tape and also rolled fondant, both of those together work really well!

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