This is my first day on cakecentral and I love it so far!! Im attempting a practice wedding cake and I came across a beautiful cake in the gallery. My question is "chocolate pencils"? What are they, can I buy them or is it something that I can make?
Here is the link to the gallery pic
Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Theres directions on the link below for chocolate cigarellos that look quite similar to your photo but they look a bit thicker.
You can also (maybe) buy them ready made on the links below. I'd double check and contact both companies to see if they're still available though. I found the second link on Cakes Canada website and the thread was from 2008.
The majority of links that I found that do have chocolate cigarellos for sale, are in the UK.
Might be a bit iffy the cigarellos didn't melt in the mail though.
I have done a similar cake, but to cut costs and simplify things, I used chocolate covered sticks that I bought in our neighborhood grocery store. The finished look on the cake was just the same. It was dark chocolate, but I suppose you could dip them in white chocolate yourself if needed. Using the chocolate covered sticks, I didn't have to worry so much about breakage as I think the chocolate cigarillos are very fragile. I hope this helps.
I forgot about pokey sticks. They come in quite a few flavors and can be found in Asian stores, and in many grocery stores, with the better selection being in the Asian stores. I've used them for sticking in cakes but not as a wrap around design like chocoate cigarellos. I did find the cookie part that stuck into my cakes softened up pretty fast. Still, they would be a cheaper alternative than chocolate.
Heres one brand of pocky.
Heres a page with pics assorted flavored pokeys.
thank you so much everyone. I think I had an "ahhhh, why didnt I think of that" moment while reading your responses. Very helpful!! I will give this a try