Perfect Stripes..how Do I Do This Cake??

Decorating By jersgirl Updated 21 May 2013 , 2:12am by mbranko24

jersgirl Posted 24 Aug 2011 , 4:44am
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ARG this is driving me batty!!

Can anyone shed some light on how to create a cake like this? Is it just rice paper?? It looks like maybe chocolate to me but how in the world do you get the stripes so perfect and straight? Is it all one piece or do you do a layer of one colour and then add stripes at each interval?

ANY thoughts would be great!!!!!

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caymancake Posted 24 Aug 2011 , 5:12am
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I think it is modeling chocolate...visit baking arts academy's website and you should find more info on it...hth!

carmijok Posted 24 Aug 2011 , 5:17am
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It's either modeling chocolate or icing sheets.

cordelia17 Posted 24 Aug 2011 , 5:29am
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I think it is a chocolate wrap with chocolate transfer on it. There is a tutorial on it in the forums.

FlourPots Posted 24 Aug 2011 , 6:14am
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I have the baking arts "Extraordinary Stripes" DVD...it's incredible and worth every penny!

http://www.bakingarts.net/modeling-chocolate-dvds.html

fondantgrl Posted 24 Aug 2011 , 7:13am
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That is modelling chocolate... Modelling chocolate is very easy to handle.. you can roll it out a thin as you want and it won't tear easily... it is like paper. I love modelling chocolate.. I am buying that book..

this cake I made last month and covered and decorated w/ 100% white modelling chocolate:

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Claire138 Posted 24 Aug 2011 , 7:37am
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fondantgrl, your cake is beautiful. I'm definitely going to look into modeling chocolate, do you make it yourself or is something you buy?

teezed Posted 24 Aug 2011 , 7:59am
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Originally Posted by Claire138

fondantgrl, your cake is beautiful. I'm definitely going to look into modeling chocolate, do you make it yourself or is something you buy?




Yes, do you make it yourself? A lot of stuff available for sale in the US and UK aren't available in Africa where I live so I would be very interested in making some of these stuff myself... icon_wink.gif

maggie1956 Posted 24 Aug 2011 , 11:06am
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modeling chocolate recipes


carmijok Posted 24 Aug 2011 , 3:19pm
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I recently bought some white modeling chocolate, but it is definitely on the cream yellow side. Is that what white modeling chocolate's color supposed to be?

AnnieCahill Posted 24 Aug 2011 , 3:22pm
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Carmijok,

I think it should be yellow-ish. I have Dede Wilson's wedding cake book and on the cover she has roses in modeling chocolate and they are definitely off-white. Whenever I buy a white chocolate candy bar it's also kind of yellowish. I think it's the cocoa butter. Most manufacturers also use vanilla in white chocolate bars.

imagenthatnj Posted 24 Aug 2011 , 3:43pm
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It's the Baking Arts DVD. I have it; it's a great one. Be prepared for a lot of work doing that though. Just covering an 8" with that technique will take you a few hours. You can't rush it.

thecakeprincess Posted 24 Aug 2011 , 4:05pm
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Pretty cakes

lilmissbakesalot Posted 24 Aug 2011 , 4:12pm
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You can make white white with super white merkens. It's not "true" chocolate, but it works the same and tastes pretty good.

That is definitely done with the Baking Arts technique. It's gorgeous, but takes a long time to do so make sure you CHARGE!!

bakencake Posted 24 Aug 2011 , 4:22pm
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just bought the baking art DVD. the one with the white stacked cakes. i bought it because i saw the second pic and the technique looked like the same one as on the other DVD. does anybody have both DVDs? should i go ahead and get the other one too? I only need an excuse.

imagenthatnj Posted 24 Aug 2011 , 4:24pm
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I have both. The stripes one is really involved. Nothing like the white stacked cakes. That technique doing those stripes is not covered at all on the white one. If I had to decide between the two, I would get the stripes one.

bakencake Posted 24 Aug 2011 , 4:25pm
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grandmomof1 Posted 24 Aug 2011 , 4:29pm
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Could the stripes be icing sheets from Lucks?

imagenthatnj Posted 24 Aug 2011 , 4:30pm
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Yes, lol. I don't even make cakes regularly, and I have a room full of stuff.

Seriously, the white stacked cakes might disappoint you a little. It's a square cake, you cover it with the modeling chocolate you make and do the bows.

The stripes one will show you how to make those stripes, step by step. He doesn't let even a glimpse of that technique show on his preview for this DVD, and that's why you think they're similar.

imagenthatnj Posted 24 Aug 2011 , 4:42pm
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That's the thing. To me, you can find instructions to make a bow and to put bands on that cake, and to wrap it, almost anywhere.

The stripes one is very special. You won't find that anywhere.

But if you can afford and want the two, better yet. I bought them together too. Only because I want to have everything, not that I have tried it. lol

bakencake Posted 24 Aug 2011 , 4:47pm
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better yet. I bought them together too. Only because I want to have everything, not that I have tried it. lol




this sounds familiar. thank you again for your input.

fondantgrl Posted 24 Aug 2011 , 7:09pm
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Originally Posted by Claire138

fondantgrl, your cake is beautiful. I'm definitely going to look into modeling chocolate, do you make it yourself or is something you buy?




Thank U icon_smile.gif
I make mine out of Wiltons Vanilla candy melts.. I bag (14 oz I think or close) and 1/3 cup of corn syrup... I did not know we can buy ready made modelling chocolate..

LCBakinCAKE Posted 25 Aug 2011 , 11:39pm
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One thing you can do is mix white fondant with the modeling chocolate. I did that on my ruffle cake. It makes it a little easier to work with and also cuts back on costs. The modeling chocolate you buy is usually really yellow/off-white so if you use white fondant it will come out a really pretty ivory.

carmijok Posted 25 Aug 2011 , 11:56pm
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Originally Posted by lexicarly

One thing you can do is mix white fondant with the modeling chocolate. I did that on my ruffle cake. It makes it a little easier to work with and also cuts back on costs. The modeling chocolate you buy is usually really yellow/off-white so if you use white fondant it will come out a really pretty ivory.




Thanks! good to know! Love your cake.

glendaleAZ Posted 26 Aug 2011 , 4:18am
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Hi jersgirl,

I found this site (The Crafty Penguin) that show how to create cakes with horizontal stripes. It looks like it will give you the information you need.

Tammy

edited to add -- I forgot to give you the link icon_redface.gif

http://www.the-crafty-penguin.com/

jersgirl Posted 26 Aug 2011 , 8:29pm
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Wow thank you so much everyone!!!!!!!

I love this forum icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

mbranko24 Posted 21 May 2013 , 2:12am
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AI wanted to revive this thread as I'd like to invest in either one or both of these DVDs. I'm more interested in making the blue and green striped gift box cake. I know the stripes are (obviously) covered in the Baking Arts Extraordinary Stripes DVD but is the gift box technique shown in this video? Or do they show how to do that technique just in the Gift Wrapped Presents DVD?

Thanks so much-

Erin

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