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!
I am curious as well.. I have two wedding cakes where the clients want cherry blossom branches on the cake.
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.:
I like to use choco-pan chocolate fondant mixed with their caramel...it 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
Thanks I think I will pipe them on the cake
I used wire covered in brown tape and also rolled fondant, both of those together work really well!