Please Help, How Do I Pipe This Design?

Decorating By Cakes-and-bakes Updated 13 Apr 2011 , 9:22pm by Cakes-and-bakes

Cakes-and-bakes Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 8:56pm
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I know this isnt icing, but is anyone here familiar with chocolate piping techniques? I have a customer who wants something similar to the photo I will try to attach, Im pretty sure I can do it Im just not sure how it was done. I assume pipe the vine, then some tear drop shapes and use a toothpick or something to pull the chocolate back into that shape?
This is a customer whose order I messed up ( first complaint, I was so embarrassed- I got the date wrong on her tags!!) so I do owe her something nicely discounted, especially since she still gave me a good review and thanked me for my customer service skills and is still ordering a 2nd time.
Help anyone? pleeease?

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Cakes-and-bakes Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 8:57pm
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ugh it wont attach

Cakes-and-bakes Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 9:15pm
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3rd times a charm?

Cakes-and-bakes Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 9:27pm
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its the 3rd photo down, something like that. please any tips or advice?

Caths_Cakes Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 9:44pm
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i think u hit the nail on the head with your guessed discription, i think problies the best way for you to find out if it works well is too try it icon_smile.gif x

carmijok Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 10:00pm
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Just get yourself some melted chocolate and put in a small parchment bag with a very small tip and start piping! If you're good at piping on cakes, then you should have no problem with this. If you're not good at piping (like me), then you'll have to practice. I'd pick one or two styles (simple ones) and do it till you get it right!

Unlimited Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 10:04pm
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Originally Posted by Cakes-and-bakes

I assume pipe the vine, then some tear drop shapes and use a toothpick or something to pull the chocolate back into that shape?




You don't need a toothpick to pull the chocolate out to the points. Just use your pastry bag to dig it in deeper while you release the pressure and drag it away.

bcarb Posted 13 Apr 2011 , 1:12am
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The little cakes are beautiful.
When people say to melt some chocolate, can it just be any bar of dark chocolate? I'm so confused when it comes to what chocolate to use, as there are so many choices out there.

MBHazel Posted 13 Apr 2011 , 1:27am
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Go to the Chocoley website and take a look there. The candy melts they carry will taste (and feel in the mouth) just like chocolate and are much easier to work with.

They have dipping and enrobing too!


Hazel

bcarb Posted 13 Apr 2011 , 2:53am
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Thank you MBHazel. I think I will try the melts at some time.

Cakes-and-bakes Posted 13 Apr 2011 , 9:22pm
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thank you everyone for the tips! going to do some practicing right now.

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