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post #16 of 222
I'm so glad I for this thread! I'm usually to chicken to try fondant of Chocolate wraps but I think I might just have to learn so I can make cakes that look 1/2 as good as all of yours. Lot's of good info and questions.
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post #17 of 222
After I put the melted chocolate on the strip how long should it sit before I try wrapping the cake?
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post #18 of 222
I don't let it set at all, I apply it to the cake as soon as I have smoothed the chocolate on the strip.
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post #19 of 222
The instructions say to have iced cake ready on board. Do you ice the cake in buttercream first then apply the chocolate? Have you ever just applied the chocolate directly to the cake without a base of icing?
post #20 of 222
Wow, this sounds (and looks) so awesome. But along with all the questions, here's mine. Does the chocolate really peel off that easily or do you have to grease the plastic somehow?
Your cakes look great!!
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post #21 of 222
I suppose you could wrap without icing the cake but I think it would be kind of dry and tasteless. I ice in buttercream for a white chocolate wrap, and Sarah Bernhardt chocolate glaze for a semi sweet chocolate wrap.

The chocolate peels away from the plastic on it's own once it is cold and completely set. No need to grease the plastic.
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post #22 of 222
I just tried doing a chocolate transfer sheet and wrapped it around my purse cake (in my pics) with white candy melts. NOT EASY!! First off the candy melts, if left at toom temp. took up to 20 minutes to even begin to get firm enough to wrap. So... then I tried putting it in the fridge and if I wasn't watching it like a hawk it would get to hard to work with. I managed to complete my cake but I think I'll try using chocolate chips with a little crisco added to it like Shirley suggested. I tried to place the tranfer sheet up against the side of the cake and the chocolate "slid" down, marring the design a bit. I need more practice for sure!! Of course, DH said i shouldn't try something new on a major cake project like a purse cake!!
post #23 of 222
Wow!!!

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post #24 of 222
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Originally Posted by christeena

I just tried doing a chocolate transfer sheet and wrapped it around my purse cake (in my pics) with white candy melts. NOT EASY!! First off the candy melts, if left at toom temp. took up to 20 minutes to even begin to get firm enough to wrap. So... then I tried putting it in the fridge and if I wasn't watching it like a hawk it would get to hard to work with. I managed to complete my cake but I think I'll try using chocolate chips with a little crisco added to it like Shirley suggested. I tried to place the tranfer sheet up against the side of the cake and the chocolate "slid" down, marring the design a bit. I need more practice for sure!! Of course, DH said i shouldn't try something new on a major cake project like a purse cake!!



Christeena I would suggest making the plain chocolate wrap first, let it chill completely and remove the plastic, then cut a transfer sheet to the exact size of the wrap, coat it with chocolate and wrap it around on top of the first wrap. It will give you more stability and something for the transfer sheet to cling to.

And Jan, your welcome, happy to help.
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post #25 of 222
Thanks for the suggestion, Shirley, as I got an order for a chocolate lovers birthday cake and I want to try to do another floral transfer sheet that I got form Beryl's on that cake. I think I will do a small practice cake first, just to be sure!!
post #26 of 222
Good idea, then you won't be stressed when you do the cake order.
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post #27 of 222
Shirley, Thanks for your response.
post #28 of 222
Your quite welcome.
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post #29 of 222
oooh, I can't wait to try this! thanks for sharing your tips, Shirley!
post #30 of 222
Your welcome, post photos when you do yours please?
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