I am looking for suggestions on how to do the red top of this Maker's Mark cake in the link below. I'd like to get that sheen the original bottles have and I'd like those nice drips. Any suggestions?
red candy melts fauxnache.
Wilton cookie icing in red. It comes in a bottle and you melt it a little. It is great to drip over sides. It dries firm and has a nice sheen to it
It looks similar to ganache but red in color. I wonder if white chocolate made like ganache but colored red would work. I am no expert so I am sure others will have more ideas coming that could be better and easier. Good luck, I am sure you can do it!!!
Thanks, I hadn't thought about candy melts or that wilton product. I was also thinking a white chocolate ganache, but I figured to get that strong red color I'd have to get a fat soluble color, which I have been wanting to get anyway.
I second--- go with the red candy melts. That dark a red would take a lot of colour to deepen and could affect the chocolate and dry it out to crack.--and I am thinking powdered colour. As much as I prefer making my own stuff, this is one case where the premade works... Just be careful when you melt the red candy to do it low temp.
Thank you everyone!