Tips For M&m Gravity Cake?

Decorating By newb2 Updated 9 Aug 2014 , 10:25pm by winniemog

newb2 Posted 9 Aug 2014 , 8:25pm
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I'm working on my first gravity cake with M&M's. I'm using a straw and melted chocolate for the "poured" M&M's but they keep sliding off. Any tips? tia.

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liz at sugar Posted 9 Aug 2014 , 9:51pm
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I'll bite: what is a gravity cake?  :)

 

Liz

newb2 Posted 9 Aug 2014 , 9:54pm
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Originally Posted by liz at sugar 
 

I'll bite: what is a gravity cake?  :)

 

Liz

A cake where something is suspended (in this case an m&m bag) over the cake with an item (m&m's) pouring down onto the cake.

-K8memphis Posted 9 Aug 2014 , 10:00pm
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if i get what you mean-- you want to know how to secure the m&m's so they cascade down the side of the cake?

 

pipe or spread some buttercream/piping gel/royal icing so they have something to adhere to -- don't know why the chocolate is not working -- what's the straw for?

newb2 Posted 9 Aug 2014 , 10:05pm
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liz at sugar Posted 9 Aug 2014 , 10:05pm
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Is the straw what you are trying to adhere the stream of m&m's to?

 

Liz

newb2 Posted 9 Aug 2014 , 10:07pm
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I'm using the straw to have something to adhere the m&m's to. The chocolate is just a mess, it's taking too long to harden and the m&m's are sliding down.....I have to hold each individual m&m forever and the chocolate is getting all over the candies because they keep slipping and sliding. There's got to be an easier way. :(

newb2 Posted 9 Aug 2014 , 10:08pm
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Originally Posted by liz at sugar 
 

Is the straw what you are trying to adhere the stream of m&m's to?

 

Liz

YES :)

-K8memphis Posted 9 Aug 2014 , 10:11pm
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oh oh oh -- what about a pretzel and just build up enough m&ms to make it look curvey and not straight up & down--

 

 dip pretzel in choco -- roll in m&m's then place in freezer for 5 minutes timed -- if it's not set then do 1-2 minute increments on the timer -- then get some choco in a piping bag and place some more m&m's where needed and chill repeat as needed till you got it--

 

i don't think a straw has enough texture to make this happen -- but a pretzel has all those crags and salt

winniemog Posted 9 Aug 2014 , 10:25pm
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AI used thick royal on a skewer.

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