Help With Chocolate Around A Cake

Decorating By deetmar Updated 25 Apr 2010 , 3:01pm by Charmaine49

deetmar Posted 25 Apr 2010 , 9:48am
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I was wondering if anyone can tell me how to do this? She wants it just like the picture.

I hot thought of melting the chocolate wafers then cutting strips and placing them on a buttercreamed cake, will that work?

Thanks for you help!
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Charmaine49 Posted 25 Apr 2010 , 10:35am
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I have done 2 cakes like this now...
I bought acetate sheets and cut it into strips, the height of the cake, melted the chocolate in the microwave and poured it onto the acetate.
Used a pizza cutter to cut into strips, then when set, you can just peel the acetate off the back of the chocolate strips.

deetmar Posted 25 Apr 2010 , 12:16pm
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thanks for the help! Where can you purchase acetate? Also, how did they make the chocolate curls around the cake?

Charmaine49 Posted 25 Apr 2010 , 3:01pm
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I bought my acetate sheets at a arts and crafts store, they were quite cheap.
I did some for my son's wedding cake by using a cheese slicer and just pulling it across the slab of baking chocolate.
And, yes, I just put the chocolate strips onto the buttercream while it was still moist, then put the ribbon around to hold in place.

Hope all this info helps you somewhat??

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