I have a friend who wants me to make her wedding cake and she loves the ivory or white cakes we see with the scroll work that is gold and copper. (painted on royal icing with luster dust)
But she wants the entire cake to be chocolate, covered in chocolate ganache and then chocolate fondant.... and then have the scrollwork.
I've seen white scrollwork that shows up on dark backgrounds but I still have yet to see a dark or chocolate fondant cake with gold scrollwork, does it not show up? Is it a waste of time? Should I tell her that gold will only really "pop" and show up on ivory?
If you are concerned about the gold not showing up on the actual chocolate ganache, could you maybe use chocolate fondant instead? The gold will show up wonderfully on that!
I was talking about on top of chocolate fondant.
I have searched top cake designers sites and no one has done this that I can find, so I am kinda skeptical that it shows up.
I see plenty of pure white piping on dark ganache, but no gold. That is always on ivory or white fondant.
tickled pink...I found this one just to give an idea...I know I've seen the gold scrolls on the choc fondant...I'm just trying to remember where:
Yeah that one looks like it's done in white and white definitely shows up nicely.
tickledpink: the one i just posted is done in gold...i think it shows up nicely
Here's a pretty one that Daisy1 did:
Have you ever seen the "Chocolate Gold" cake? I can't find a link for it right now, although I do have a saved copy, but I don't want to post someone else's copyrighted picture on here........ if you can find that, it is gold scrolls on chocolate, it shows nicely, and it is beautiful.
I think it would look really pretty, as long as the chocolate is dark...like almost black dark. I've done gold on actual chocolates (truffles) and it really looks elegant. Personally I like that look better then gold on white...a little more sophisticated.
I'm with mendhigirl, I like it on dark chocolate more than I like it on white. Sometimes, you don't think something will look as good, and then it just really does. I love gold on chocolate.