My cousin has asked me to make her wedding cake this summer. She sent me a picture of the cake she wants. It's a double barrel square on square 2 tier cake with a vine or a branch draped around it.
I was wondering if anyone had any suggestion about how I could achieve a similar look. I was thinking of using cotton yarn or kitchen twine and dipping it in melted chocolate and allow it to harden in random pattern. Would that work?
Here is the link for the picture that she sent me. https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&ik=be54d2cc60&view=att&th=12e64b5fe31be05d&attid=0.1&disp=inline&zw
I'm not doing all of the flowers, only a single large magnolia blossom.
the link asks me to sign into google mail, which I don't have. Can you post the pic?
Sorry about that, it came up when I tested the link earlier. Let's see if it will attach.
I think your instinct is good with the chocolate dipped twine. Though you never know who is going to grab a piece and try to eat it when no one's looking. I might try to make it out of something edible, maybe cooked angel hair pasta or something like that.. I would crinkle up some foil, spray it with pam and lay the dipped pasta on to set up for a few days.
You could try winding some fondant in random uneven, rough pieces on to some florist wire. Once it hardens and sets you could wrap it in brown florist tape.
You could also ask your local florist if they stock dodda vine as seen in this link - http://bizarreweddingflowers.blogspot.com/2009/11/dodda-vine-collar-posy-bouquet.html
Oh that's a pretty cake platinumlady.. thanks for pointing that one out . It's lovely!
It is dodda vine , you can get it from the florist
However you can get that effect from wrapping brown florist tape around wires you can use different gauges , and tape them toghether to get the different effects
Thank you so much for the insight! I don't think it has to be edible, personally, I don't care since it's going to have to be removed regardless to serve the cake. My cousin didn't specify that it be edible. I'll see if I can find the dodda vine.