I am looking into making a cake myself and wanted to know if you can use artificial plants to make white chocolate decorations. Specifically, I need large palm fronds (not cartoon-ish, tropical island palm leaves), but more like you'd associate with royalty/fanning cleopatra sort of palm fronds. I was going to get some fake ones at the store and then just brush with white chocolate. Will it work?
I've only done it with small leaves. Then you're going to try to pull the leaf off?
Large palm fronds are going to be fragile.
Better to roll out white modelling chocolate and add a fine florists wire down the middle of each leaf section.
You might also have to knead equal weights of white modelling chocolate and fondant to get the strength for the large leaves.