How Do I Get This Effect?

Decorating By Dommers Updated 2 May 2011 , 4:50am by jerseygirlNga

Dommers Posted 2 May 2011 , 3:39am
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My friend asked me to make this cake for her... but I don't know how to get the dripping effect or how to make the actual ice cream part... any suggestions? Here is the link
http://onecharmingparty.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/icecream_cake.png

9 replies
Texas_Rose Posted 2 May 2011 , 3:45am
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The drips are ganache or thinned-down melted chocolate (thin with a little shortening and it will drip like that). The ice cream is probably brown fondant...see how it's a different texture than the drips.

au_decorator_76 Posted 2 May 2011 , 3:57am
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SUPER cute cake and looks like it'd be pretty easy. It looks like its either fondant or modelling chocolate for the ice cream.

carmijok Posted 2 May 2011 , 3:58am
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Definitely ganache drips. And actually the ice cream looks like chocolate buttercream that's been scooped like ice cream. It will look like that if it's cold when you scoop it. Cute cake!

KateLS Posted 2 May 2011 , 3:58am
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Looking at the cake and closely at the ice cream part, I'm betting that it's real ice cream and a chilled cake. I agreed about the drizzle. Probably ganache.

Good luck!

MamaMia808 Posted 2 May 2011 , 4:07am
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I agree that the "ice cream" part is likely chilled chocolate buttercream over dripped ganache.

Dommers Posted 2 May 2011 , 4:08am
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The scooped buttercream makes perfect sense! Thank you so much! Any suggestions on a good ganache recipe? I really appreciate your help!

sebrina Posted 2 May 2011 , 4:20am
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LOL! Ok, I'm probably gonna catch some flack for this but I used this stuff for one of my cakes. It was quick, easy, clean, cheap & tasted yummy!

http://www.duncanhines.com/decadent-glazes

Here is how mine turned out...

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1913427

HTH!

carmijok Posted 2 May 2011 , 4:22am
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This is my go-to ganache recipe and I use it all the time. Got it from a Southern Living magazine a few years ago.

1 12 ounce pkg semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup Whipping cream
3 TBL butter.

Heat whipping cream and chocolate chips over double boiler (or you can put it in microwave stirring every minute or so) until melted.
Remove from heat and whisk in 3 TBL of butter until smooth.
Let cool for at least 20 minutes.

Then I pour my ganache in a plastic condiment bottle and pour around the edges to get the drip look and smooth over the top. You can also whip this ganache to get a great thick filling.

jerseygirlNga Posted 2 May 2011 , 4:50am
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There is another way to give you that "drippy" effect. You can use chocolate fondant or chocolate covered fondant... cut the "drippy" pattern you want, spray with PAM and place on cake.

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