How Do They Get The Chocolate Like This?

Decorating By Louise0303 Updated 2 Nov 2010 , 8:23pm by holliellen

Louise0303 Posted 2 Nov 2010 , 9:05am
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This is the latest "fashion" for wedding cakes here at the moment. I have not worked with chocolate before, how do they get it like this?
Wrapped perfectly around the cake with the slanted tier look?

http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/5845/img1855h.jpg

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ramacake Posted 2 Nov 2010 , 9:47am
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The chocolate is probably drawn onto a flat piece of acetate, then allowed to dry just slightly, then wrapped around the cake and chilled. Then the acetate is peeled away, and the chocolate is left in place. It is really a great effect.

Louise0303 Posted 2 Nov 2010 , 10:08am
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Thank you for your response. I thought it would of been a method like that, but i just thought they would use wax paper.

What is acetate?

Caths_Cakes Posted 2 Nov 2010 , 10:23am
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acetate is like a very thin sheet of plastic, its sturdy yet very flexible.

Louise0303 Posted 2 Nov 2010 , 10:25am
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is it the same as "transparency paper" for a photocopy machine?

pouchet82 Posted 2 Nov 2010 , 11:11am
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There was a tread on this a while back with pictures and step by step instructions. If you search the forums you should be able to find it. Try looking up "chocolate wrap"

leah_s Posted 2 Nov 2010 , 11:11am
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yes, but way bigger.

LindaF144a Posted 2 Nov 2010 , 12:04pm
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Be careful about using transparency paper. It may have a coating of something on it that may not be food safe.

I thought of using transparency paper, but something has to be coated onto it to make the ink stick. I remeber this from my corporate days. So I bought cellophane and acetate from my local art store.

Cakechick123 Posted 2 Nov 2010 , 12:15pm
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most cake decorating shops will know what you want when you tell them acetate. You buy it per meter.

holliellen Posted 2 Nov 2010 , 8:23pm
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That is a beautiful cake. Thanks for all the info everyone!

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