This is my first time posting here, and I think that this is the right place to do so! I've attached an image of a cake in which I have no idea what the brown strips are on the panels. I'm leaning a little to drizzled chocolate only because the flowers seem to be in chocolate as well, but I'm not sure you'd get this clean of a look from that! I don't think it's airbrushed, but I imagine it's possible it was handpainted. Could this have been handpainted with chocolate?
Thanks a lot everyone!
Courtney and Matt
Ok, Im like a NEWBIE when it comes to cakes, but could it be that.....
they took a strip as you would choc. strips, painted on the dark choc....let it dry...and then go over that with another coat of white choc???...when it dries they just peel it off the strip, or cut it off to place on the cake in certain areas?....
Just a wild guess....
it's called a chocolate transfer.... they put the chocolate strips on acetate.... let it dry... then pour the white chocolate over it.... and when u remove the acetate.... you have white chocolate with chocolate strips.....
How would you achieve the panels?
wow - that cake is really beautiful. Where did you find it?
I found it just by searching for cakes on Google! Acetate would make perfect sense too...
Just curious, is it possible that it's something other than white chocolate as the panel since each piece is seemingly curved with the top and bottom of the cake? Could you lay down gumpaste or fondant sheets on top of the dark chocolate before it's completely cooled, and still have it peel away on the fondant or gumpaste? Thank you so much for your help!!!
Courtney and Matt
I've done something similar to this, but not on such a large scale.
Randomly roll some brown fondant ropes and lay them on your counter. Then roll a sheet of white fondant over that. The rolling will flatten the brown fondant onto the white fondant then you can cut out fondant panels.
The curve at the top of the cake is what makes me think it's fondant or some sort of flexible medium (candy clay?).
It's from bakingarts
They say it's "Pleated white and dark chocolate modeling paste with chocolate modeling paste roses. "
Here's a larger picture.
I actually have to do this cake later in the year. I emailed Richard to see if he would be willing to help me with the technique and he said he was thinking of doing instructional dvds on modelling chocolate. Just waiting to hear back from him.
Briarview did you receive any information back yet??
Could they have put the dark streaks on the white, and then run it through a sheeter? Looks like that would work.