BakedCT Posted 31 Mar 2013 , 9:45am
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AI have seen a few cakes that are wrapped either with chocolate collar or modelling chocolate and have a lace or damask imprint on there.does anyone know how they did this?

The wedding cakes looking amazing with this technique...if only I knew how.

Trying to wrap my head around with, is it a textured damask sheet that is just covered in chocolate then wrapped around the cake?

Is it modelling chocolate with an imprint rolled on?

http://pinterest.com/pin/493918284102908532/

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-K8memphis Posted 31 Mar 2013 , 2:55pm
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the top tier is piped icon_biggrin.gif

 

that's 1.0 for k8t

 

the bottom tier has chocolate dust/shards pressed onto it

 

that's a 0.75 for k8t--slight guess

 

the second to top tier is like the bottom tier plus a collar of choco

 

that's a 0.87 for k8t--feeling a little more confident on the shard pressing thing ;)

 

the remaining tier is a complete guess--no points awarded until confirmed by the judges ;)

 

luster dust by stencil?--maybe reverse stencil where the whole thing is dusted then the stencil is placed on and dust is removed?

 

--but this is super beautiful so refined--really amazing and slightly puzzling so it's really provocative

Cakechick123 Posted 31 Mar 2013 , 3:26pm
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the tier with the imprint on is quite easy. We call it structure sheets here in South Africa. It like an embossing mat, but it made from stiff plastic. You  cut it to go around the cake, spread chocolate on and wrap it around the cake let set and when its pulled off it leaves the chocolate with the imprint. Brushed with luster dust it gives the shine.

 

Her is a link to a local shop, maybe thta will help you find it else where in the world.

http://www.thechocden.co.za/index.php?action=viewProducts&category=Structure

 

BTW the sheets can be used to do embossing on fondant as well.

Cakechick123 Posted 31 Mar 2013 , 4:34pm
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http://www.thechocden.co.za/index.php?action=viewProducts&category=Structure Sheets

sorry the link in my 1st post doesnt work and I can seem to edit the post.

Try this one

-K8memphis Posted 31 Mar 2013 , 4:42pm
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r160 is like $17.19 u.s.??? wow if shipping didn't kill yah these are a real bargain if i did my currency conversion right

 

so basically what we call stencils in the u.s. yes?

 

i'd like the sets of floral and fabric sheet sets in the bottom row, left and center on the bottom of the first page

 

i have a houndstooth impression mat but it's really tiny--i like these sizes

Cakechick123 Posted 31 Mar 2013 , 4:56pm
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the structure sheets I use are the R43.50 ones about $4.70 converted.

Its not a stencil. It like the plastic you do chocolate wraps with, but there is a pattern aleady embossed on it. This online shop only has a few designs, another one close to me actually has that exact one that  was used in the OP's picture.

 

http://c3m.in/index.php/chocolate/chocolate-accessories/structure-sheet

here you can see a picture of exactly what it is

 

 

I think the texture sheets are something else.

-K8memphis Posted 31 Mar 2013 , 5:01pm
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how interesting!

 

are structure sheets re-uuseable?

 

they've got to be in the u.s. somewhere???

-K8memphis Posted 31 Mar 2013 , 5:10pm
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here they are on bonbons

 

http://forums.egullet.org/topic/77246-demo-transfer-sheets-on-chocolate-bonbons/

 

so i'm thinking more like a textured impression mat?

 

but are they long in length like you need for going all the way around the cake???

Cakechick123 Posted 31 Mar 2013 , 5:19pm
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here they are on bonbons

 

http://forums.egullet.org/topic/77246-demo-transfer-sheets-on-chocolate-bonbons/

 

so i'm thinking more like a textured impression mat?

 

but are they long in length like you need for going all the way around the cake???

 those on the bonbons are transfer sheets, not structure sheets. The structure sheet is like an impression mat, but it stiff plastic. You can re-use them as long as they are not cracked. I found that mine cracked after a couple of washes, maybe because of the hot water?

They are not very large, 10x15" if my calculation is correct. Its quite easy to line them up though if you need to do a large cake.

 

Im sure they must be available in the US, however its probably called something else icon_biggrin.gif

-K8memphis Posted 31 Mar 2013 , 5:39pm

wow--it's no wonder they are all out of stock--must be one of the few us suppliers--maybe this started over in sa??

 

tomric doesn't have them that i can see, nor chef rubber--googling results are few to none

 

nothing on amazon

 

how cool--something new to me--

 

and fwiw--i was in a class with ewald notter once & he stated that he does not wash his choco molds

so they keep thier ability to make the chocolates shine shine shine

Cakechick123 Posted 31 Mar 2013 , 5:52pm
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and fwiw--i was in a class with ewald notter once & he stated that he does not wash his choco molds

so they keep thier ability to make the chocolates shine shine shine

 

I normally dont wash my moulds, just wipe with a paper towel, but you cant do it with these, the folds seems to trap bits of chocolate. Maybe they are supposed to be used once, though I get a few rounds out of mine icon_biggrin.gif

-K8memphis Posted 31 Mar 2013 , 6:07pm
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I normally dont wash my moulds, just wipe with a paper towel, but you cant do it with these, the folds seems to trap bits of chocolate. Maybe they are supposed to be used once, though I get a few rounds out of mine icon_biggrin.gif

 

  good to know-- thank you so much -- so-o interesting -- icon_biggrin.gif

 

the u.s. seems a bit slow on this one--at least i am slow on it ;)

FlourPots Posted 31 Mar 2013 , 7:31pm

Country Kitchen in the US sells most, if not all of the mats in the first link above...I have this one: http://www.countrykitchensa.com/shop/cake-decorating-supplies/paisley-country-kitchen-texture-sheet/38/527/1327/634422/

 

I wanted to use it to make this, but haven't yet: http://autumncarpenter.com/products/idea.aspx?idea=65

FlourPots Posted 31 Mar 2013 , 10:50pm

Yes, also the cobblestone, brick, and whimsy swirl, are the same large & stiff plastic mat:

 

http://www.countrykitchensa.com/shop/cake-decorating-supplies/cobblestone-country-kitchen-texture/38/527/1327/631948/

 

http://www.countrykitchensa.com/shop/cake-decorating-supplies/brick-country-kitchen-texture-sheet/38/527/1327/631950/

 

http://www.countrykitchensa.com/shop/cake-decorating-supplies/whimsy-swirl-country-kitchen-texture/38/527/1327/631953/

-K8memphis Posted 31 Mar 2013 , 11:45pm

i'm not seeing any difference between structure sheets and texture mats

 

i mean they have to be bendy to wrap around a cake

-K8memphis Posted 31 Mar 2013 , 11:46pm
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i'm not seeing any difference between structure sheets and texture mats

 

i mean they have to be bendy to wrap around a cake

 

 

o h god they are bigger though

 

why is this so confusing

Evoir Posted 1 Apr 2013 , 8:55am

AWe've had them here in Aus for ages. They are like embossing/texture mats, but they are typically reversible, they're 4-5" wide and they are around 4' long. Nice alternative over ganache or BC when ppl don't want fondant or more BC. They cost around $6 here.

Cakechick123 Posted 1 Apr 2013 , 10:50am
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We've had them here in Aus for ages. They are like embossing/texture mats, but they are typically reversible, they're 4-5" wide and they are around 4' long. Nice alternative over ganache or BC when ppl don't want fondant or more BC. They cost around $6 here.

The ones here are also reversible, but ours are a lot bigger, about 10x15".

 

How do you use it with ganashe?

 

K8, those ones from country kitchen looks like the structure sheets we get in SA

-K8memphis Posted 1 Apr 2013 , 5:40pm

way too cool 4' long--awesome!

 

thank you

BakedCT Posted 2 Apr 2013 , 6:22pm

Hi all

 

Thanks for the all the replies

 

I'm trying to find that particular damask or lace design that on the link to my original post?

 

I have been to chocolate den in Feb but did not see this design, they only had the yellow Designer Brand stencils that were used with Royal icing on the sides of cakes.

Cakechick123 Posted 2 Apr 2013 , 7:05pm

at Chocolate Den you must ask for structure sheets, the last time I was there it was hidden away!

Im assuming ur in the Johannesburg area? Have you been to Linda's bake in Melville? Im sure they had that design late last year.

Cakechick123 Posted 2 Apr 2013 , 7:20pm

I just looked at the cake again, and the brooch on the bottom tier is from  www.crystalcandy.co.za I know Ray does lots of stuff for chocolate, maybe thats where Kanya got that pattern from as well?

Ray is VERY helpfull, Im sure if you contact her she will be able to help.

IAmPamCakes Posted 2 Apr 2013 , 11:56pm

ABeautiful cake. I want all those mats now.

auntginn Posted 3 Apr 2013 , 1:02am

Oh... I want those.  Wonder if its too late to add to my birthday wish list.

Evoir Posted 3 Apr 2013 , 3:29am
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Originally Posted by Cakechick123 

The ones here are also reversible, but ours are a lot bigger, about 10x15".

 

How do you use it with ganashe?

 

K8, those ones from country kitchen looks like the structure sheets we get in SA

 

 

You use them with melted, tempered chocolate, or compound chocolate. Not ganache. I ganache my cakes them use these patterned chocolate collars over the ganache.

 

hth!

meriem Posted 3 Apr 2013 , 12:36pm

AWow, love these! Need to get my hand on them. Wonder if they do them In the UK, will try and search for them.

meriem Posted 3 Apr 2013 , 12:44pm

AFound these if anyone in the UK is intrested, they will be good if needing to buy in bulk. Will work out at just over £4 each. Slightly expensive for me as just a hobby baker with the odd cake. Will keep looking for other options http://www.keylink.org/productlistings.php?altCats=183:893&catCode=1973

SugaredSaffron Posted 3 Apr 2013 , 6:12pm

AOh thanks meriem, although they are a bit pricey.

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