Finale ! Here’s the last design I created for the daring kitchen challenge.
This makes use of modeling chocolate and shows a simple technique,using it.
A lovable modeling chocolate teddy was fixed with a pastel pink balloon,on a ganache cake.
Just loved creating and shaping it !
GRIZZLY TEDDY CAKE
I like to use modeling chocolate on chocolate fondant or ganache cakes,because of its chocolatey taste.This is a cute mini cake made for the 6 month birthday of a baby girl.The grizzly teddy crafted out of modeling chocolate is completely edible.I used dusty pink modeling chocolate to make a band and cutout flowers.The cake board was imprinted by a pebble texture sheet.To add a little thrill to my cake design,I made a floating balloon out of pink modeling chocolate and fixed it behind the teddy.I hope you like this cake as much as the excited baby did !
TECHNIQUE WITH MODELING CHOCOLATE
EASY CUT OUT FLOWERS
Roll out the modeling chocolate on a plastic or silicone mat..Make sure you are working in a cold environment or in air conditioning.Modeling chocolate can melt easily in a warm climate.
Using a flower cutter and cut few shapes.Make an indent in the center of the flower with a balling tool or your finger.
Place a small ball of modeling chocolate in contrasting color in the center of the flowerUsing a craft knife or toothpick mark out little veins or stripes on the flowers.Leave the finished flowers to dry and set a bit.
These flowers are delicious to eat and pretty to look at too.They sit very well on cupcakes and cake pops.
Do try them out !
Warm,warm….. goodbye from me…….till I write in again !
Sponging color techniques on fondant
Today I am sharing a simple sponge color technique with you.
What’s exciting about coloring fondant with a sponge is the varied effects you can create just by playing with the intensity of your paint.
I used edible gel color diluted with some alcohol/clear extract to make a liquid paint.
Yoo hoo !! I salvaged a sponge tool from my art kit and used it to create this drip effect on the fondant cake canvas.
Three ways to color a cake with a sponge:
1.Dip your sponge in liberal edible liquid color and dab all across your cake, from top to the sides.Let the paint drip off slowly, leave to dry overnight.You will get a plain color sheeted on your fondant cake the next day.Once dry, it will look like you have airbrushed your cake.
2.Dip your sponge into edible color and squeeze out just once gently on a tissue paper.Use this to dab all over the top of your cake.Keep taking more color as you go along.Dab the sponge on the upper part of the sides of your cake too.This will give a nice dripped/striped effect all over the cake.Stop when you get the desired effect and let your cake dry under a fan, this lets the painted impression seal onto the fondant cake.
3.Dip your sponge in the edible paint and squeeze out the excess color by pressing repeatedly on a tissue paper.The color on the sponge will be fairly dry.Dab the sponge lightly at scant intervals on the fondant cake.You will get pretty round or shaped sponge marks all over the cake.You can make these impressions in a whole array of colors to give your cake canvas a trendy rainbow look!
Different effects are created with edible paint by varying its color strength in your sponge.
Go ahead……play with edible color!
It’s thrilling fun !!