wrapping a cake in chocolate? Not using modelling chocolate, just melted chocolate. I will take any advice. I've never tried this method before.
I saw a cake in one of my cake books (can't remember which one) where they did chocolate swirls on parchment paper that was cut to the height of the cake, then after it set a little (not completely dry) they placed it around the cake and peeled the parchment away. It looked pretty cool not sure of it would work with a lot of chocolate though.
Maybe use something like a chocolate glaze and just pour it over the cake?
Try this site: http://www.ehow.com/how_2155540_wrap-cake-chocolate.html
You probably can find something on You Tube.
Look at the "Most Saved" cakes currently on the home page. The turquoise cake is what you are talking about. If you'll look at the comments you will see a brief explanation of how she accomplished this. It's a beautiful cake. The technique is easier to do than you think. I recently made my first attempt at this and it turned out very well. For me the most difficult part was getting the chocolate thin enough to pipe out onto the acetate in a nice thin stream.
there's 2 tutorials in the CC forums: under Cake Decorating
Awesome suggestions. I think I can figure his out now. Thanks everyone for taking the time to answer my question.