Hi...I've done this using candy melts. I melt the chocolates w/ just a small amount of shortening. I then place it in a pastry bag using a tip w/ a small hole and drizzle. HTH
I made a very similar cake last year, and I used coloured royal icing. I found that although the colour looked strong enough in the tub, once I'd splattered it on the cake (just using teaspoon), it was a bit less intense than I'd have liked. The royal was fine and set well enough - just make sure you get the consistency right.
Thank you, MB. I will try that next time (if there is a next time:-) ). It was only the pink really that disappointed, and that may have been because I don't have a pink colouring, so had to experiment.
lizzieaylett, that is an awesome cake--love it and i love the footed stand too --very classy and so well done
Thank you K8. I think it's the cake I have had the most fun with, as you literally just wildly splatter away :-)
The stand was a ceramic vase I bought for 50p in a charity shop, painted with black acrylic paint and turned upside down - et voila!
I did this cake with colored piping gel with a little bit of Wilton white coloring to make it opaque. But here's the kicker...I added a bit of Tonic water to thin out the gel. Under a black light, the colors glowed in the dark!
It was for a 13 year old who was celebrating her birthday at the bowling alley where they have Cosmic bowling. All the lights go out and only black lights are used. The cake was the talk of the bowling alley!
Great idea, Dora!
Where does one find tonic water at and how much would you use...Is there a recipe as far as the ratios?
Tonic water is always available in the Alcohol section at your super market. Sometimes its right next to the ginger ale. It contains no alcohol but it is commonly used as a mixer for drinks, usually a Gin and Tonic.
I don't have exact measurements for I used but it was just enough to make the piping gel a bit runny.
Here are some links. There is a frosting recipe in the 2nd link
dora, that cake and the tip regarding how you made it glow in the dark are awesome!
Absolutely have to agree with everyone...that is one of the smartest tricks I ever heard of....& with just tonic water -who knew?