Curiosity.....what Is This Technique? How Do You Do It?

Decorating By KJ62798 Updated 13 Sep 2010 , 12:01am by KJ62798

KJ62798 Posted 12 Sep 2010 , 10:44pm
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Sooooo......I'm a romance novel junkie. Book 3 in Nora Roberts' "Bride Quartet" series has a pastry/wedding cake chef as the heroine. icon_biggrin.gif The cover of the book features a pretty amazing cake:

http://0.tqn.com/d/bestsellers/1/0/H/C/-/-/savor_moment.JPG

Anyone with an idea how the rolled pieces are done? Is that fondant? White chocolate? How on earth is this done?

I can't imagine tackling anything this elaborate but curiosity got the best of me?

Kristy

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CWIL Posted 12 Sep 2010 , 10:54pm
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They're white chocolate cigarellos aren't they? Looks like it to me anyway. I believe that someone has a tutorial here on CC.

KJ62798 Posted 12 Sep 2010 , 11:02pm
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I found this tutorial:
http://cakecentral.com/articles/133/how-to-make-chocolate-cigarellos-natis-way

The cigarellos are tubes, not rolled spirals. Still cute but I'm wondering how they got the tight rolls.

hmmmmm.....anyone?

K

cookiemama2 Posted 12 Sep 2010 , 11:15pm
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I read that book!
Can't wait for the next one!
Sorry I can't help. icon_smile.gif

KJ62798 Posted 12 Sep 2010 , 11:20pm
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Originally Posted by cookiemama2

I read that book!
Can't wait for the next one!
Sorry I can't help. icon_smile.gif




I just re-read the whole series. November can't come fast enough for Parker & Mal's story. I hate that they spread the release dates out so far.

K

BTW--found sources online to buy the cigarellos but many are in the UK--grrrr

Em51308 Posted 12 Sep 2010 , 11:24pm
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I love those books also! Nora Roberts is amazing! and I agree November is too far away icon_sad.gif i'm glad curiosity got the better of you because I have been wondering what style that cake was too!

Uniqueask Posted 12 Sep 2010 , 11:35pm
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Those look like the white pirouette.
http://www.pepperidgefarm.com/ProductDetail.aspx?catID=734

Aldi's sells the pure white ones.

KJ62798 Posted 12 Sep 2010 , 11:42pm
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Originally Posted by Uniqueask

Those look like the white pirouette.
http://www.pepperidgefarm.com/ProductDetail.aspx?catID=734

Aldi's sells the pure white ones.




My cousin does a strawberry "barrel" cake w/the piroutte cookies on the outside. The cookies are much larger and rougher textured than these.

I'm pretty certain now that these are the cigarellos. I found one source online here in the US but they are $37/box for 130 which is not quite enough to cover an 8in round and a 6in round.

K

LisaPeps Posted 12 Sep 2010 , 11:51pm
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They are white chocolate cigarellos done the proper way.

Here is how its done

http://ezinearticles.com/?Chocolatier---Chocolate-Cigarillos&id=2601452

Difficult to master, may be easier to try it Nati's way.

I have tried it her way, it's fiddly and the pen I used seeped into the chocolate. Maybe I'll have to get a slab of marble and try it the proper way...

KJ62798 Posted 13 Sep 2010 , 12:01am
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I found this video on YouTube. It makes it look so easy but I'm sure the reality is MUCH harder




K

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