How do I make snowflakes for a wedding cake ( edible ) ? Is chocolate too heavy to make snowflake with ?
Hey! Over the years, I've collected different snowflake cutters. I use marshmallow fondant and cut out the snowflakes. Then, I sprinkle crystalized sugar on the fondant.
Another time I cut out the snowflakes and then sprayed them with silver (because that was the bride's color) but I think they would've looked great with edible pearl spray too.
I just realized you might be talking about very small snowflakes. In that case, I use crystalized sugar mixed with shredded coconut that I've put through the grinder.
I have a few pictures in my gallery if that helps. Happy caking!
How long before the wedding?
I recently bought plunger snowflake cutters from ebay for around $5 but it takes a good 3-4 weeks to arrive. They come from China and postage is FREE. Yes, they are the good cutters that sell for about $20-$30 at N.A. stores.
If you pipe, you can make them out of white choclate or royal icing. I think you can get templates by googling snowflake images. The royal has a high breakage rate but they are lighter looking than gumpaste.
Royal icing looks a lot more prettier and realistic if that is your goal... good luck
We have actually used melted chocolate to pipe a snowflake design, as well as royal icing, and we have also used fondant to make snowflakes for wedding cakes. (make sure that the fondant is dry before placing them on the cake) I personally think it is just a matter of preferrance as to which look you like the best. Melted chocolate that is piped is a bit stronger than piped royal icing.