I have to make a chocolate bird cage ( a small one ) for the top of a cake, the cake is due in 2 days. Does anyone know how far in advance to make it, also can I refrigerate it or should I leave at at room temp? I just dont want it to ruin the top of the cake, i was going to put it on at the last minute. If nyone has any advice that would be great, Thanks
Mitzi229, does it have to be chocolate, could you make it from chocoltate coloured royal icing as this would keep ok at room temperature. HTH
Well, I actually never made one before. It is a small cake with a cherry blossom look and I wanted to do a free standing small bird cage on the top. I have to bake it tonight and dont know what to do..
you could use modelling chocolate and shape the cage
sorry mitzi couldn't get back to you because of time difference, how did it go?
You can make it as far in advance as you want. Well, you COULD have made it far in advance.
If it's summer at your location, I would suggest keeping the cage in the frig until the last minute. If the cake is traveling, make sure the vehicle is as cold as possible and the cage is protected from sunlight.
Here's a birdcage I made out of chocolate:
Thanks, it did not go so well. next time. I made the nest out of gumpaste. It came out cute, I will post the pick soon. Thank you