Hoe Do I Get This Effect?

Decorating By CNCS Updated 31 Aug 2011 , 5:02pm by rlowry03

CNCS Posted 29 Aug 2011 , 1:37pm
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sweetviolet Posted 29 Aug 2011 , 2:09pm
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Hi! I'm not sure what the technique is called. I'm pretty new at cakes but I think that this was done in BC and with one of those x-large tips. Maybe a large rose tip? I would also say that you would work the "stripes" from the top down alternating the side that you start on to create the layered look. I'm not sure but that's how I would try it and then tweak it from there to get it right. I think you can also do this with fondant strip rolled thin. Hope this helps!

inspiredbymom Posted 29 Aug 2011 , 2:18pm
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I don't know but I would like to find out too. It is beautiful!

ReneeFLL Posted 29 Aug 2011 , 2:20pm
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It is strips of fondant placed on the cake. Start at the top and work your way down. It looks like the roses are made of modeling chocolate with shaved chocolate on the tops of the cakes.

seedrv Posted 29 Aug 2011 , 2:20pm
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I don't know what the technique is called but I think it looks like white chocolate piecies with chocolate shavings sprinkled on top. IMHO

not_the_cake_boss Posted 29 Aug 2011 , 6:07pm
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I'm new to cake decorating too but it kinda looks like strips of fondant with one edge rounded and layered from top to bottom of each tier.

fondantgrl Posted 29 Aug 2011 , 6:23pm
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definitely not buttercream... to clean. that is modeling chocolate, overlapped from the top going down..

BizCoCos Posted 29 Aug 2011 , 10:09pm
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looks like white chocolate

Apti Posted 29 Aug 2011 , 10:24pm
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I vote for white chocolate.

Uniqueask Posted 29 Aug 2011 , 10:26pm
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It is white chocolate wraps.

Apti Posted 30 Aug 2011 , 12:12am
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Look at this white chocolate wrapped DIVINE cake by Paul Bradford in the UK. (Wait for the home page picture to change. You'll see the cake in the middle). If you look at his cakes, you'll see other chocolate wrapped cakes that are mind-blowing.


CNCS Posted 30 Aug 2011 , 12:23am
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what ever its called its striking. I just happened to stumble onto the website. Fell in love at first sight.

kakeladi Posted 30 Aug 2011 , 2:22am
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Like everyone else I haven't a clue if it has a name, but.........
one can use *any* of the suggested dough-like mediums: white chocolate; fondant; or modeling chocolate. You will get a similar enought look with any one of them.

jules5000 Posted 30 Aug 2011 , 2:32am
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I, too, agree, it is striking and beautiful and elegant. I think that the people who said it was white modeling chocolate were right. I think it does have a bit of a rose look to it, but what ever it's name is doesn't matter. If anyone finds out a name for it, you can let the rest of us know.

bobwonderbuns Posted 30 Aug 2011 , 12:37pm
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This is about the prettiest application of this style I've seen yet: http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1595701

Here's another, mini-version of this style I like a lot: http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2096681

glendaleAZ Posted 30 Aug 2011 , 6:05pm
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I think it's modeling chocolate because of the texture. But WOW, 4 tier cake and all that chocolate for only $576.00 US dollars. That's a really good deal even if the roses aren't included in the price.

SomethingSweetByFlo Posted 30 Aug 2011 , 8:26pm
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I would send them over an email! They will most likely tell you the name of the technique and what material they used...my guess is white modeling chocolate as like most people said earlier.

Contact them, I've contacted bakers before with questions on their products and they have been so nice as to reply!

Hope you find out!! If you do, share with us!!


jules5000 Posted 30 Aug 2011 , 8:56pm
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somethingsweetbyflo: I might try that. I noticed a different language on the page and so was a little unsure. Might go back and check it out.

rlowry03 Posted 31 Aug 2011 , 5:02pm
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There's a tutorial on here about making a rose cake using fondant. I think you could take that tutorial and adjust it to get a cake like this one.

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