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post #166 of 222
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Originally Posted by ShirleyW

It will still work Holly but what I would suggest if you are using something like dipped strawberries would be to extend the tips of the berries out just over the edge of the wrap and then fill in the center.



Thanks for the tip, Shirley!

I probably won't be doing anything spectacular, though. Much like my cigarello cake, it will just be me playing around, then sending the leftovers to my husband's work, so it'll probably just be icing and chocolate, instead of tasty berries. Just for practice.

I will remember what you said, though, so if I ever do make it for a party, or special occasion, I know how to do it right. icon_smile.gif

Thanks again,

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post #167 of 222
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Just curious if any of you that have done these chocolate wraps have wrapped one around an actual cheesecake yet? It sounds yummy, just wasn't sure if it would work as well? thx



i've not done that, but i assume its the same concept, so i dont see why it couldnt work. you would likely still need some sort of frosting on the sides. i'd do something simple like this:
http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-901-Whipped-Cream-Frosting.html
post #168 of 222
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Originally Posted by melysa

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Originally Posted by yellobutterfly

Just curious if any of you that have done these chocolate wraps have wrapped one around an actual cheesecake yet? It sounds yummy, just wasn't sure if it would work as well? thx



i've not done that, but i assume its the same concept, so i dont see why it couldnt work. you would likely still need some sort of frosting on the sides. i'd do something simple like this:
http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-901-Whipped-Cream-Frosting.html



Is that (the icing) just so the chocolate will have something to stick to/adhere to better?
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post #169 of 222
yup.
post #170 of 222
Looking forward to trying. Thanks Shirley!
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post #171 of 222
Hi Shirley & all,

How long can these cakes sit in the fridge after the choc wrap is done? Would you leave the mylar/acetate on until you are ready to take it out & serve? Or take the mylar off & let the chocolate sit in the fridge exposed to the air/moisture, etc.....

I've done a few of these in the past, but am now planning to fill the top w/ fresh fruit & need to chill it until the customer picks it up.

And lastly, should the client chill it at her location until service, or can these sit around at room temp (while the BC - I use IMBC, which has always worked fine in the past - & inside of cake warms up) without collapsing or some such tragedy?

Thanks!

Jen N
post #172 of 222
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Originally Posted by rits

Hi Shirley & all,

How long can these cakes sit in the fridge after the choc wrap is done? Would you leave the mylar/acetate on until you are ready to take it out & serve? Or take the mylar off & let the chocolate sit in the fridge exposed to the air/moisture, etc.....

I've done a few of these in the past, but am now planning to fill the top w/ fresh fruit & need to chill it until the customer picks it up.

And lastly, should the client chill it at her location until service, or can these sit around at room temp (while the BC - I use IMBC, which has always worked fine in the past - & inside of cake warms up) without collapsing or some such tragedy?

Thanks!

Jen N



i've chilled these overnight (withought the plastic on) and i've also let them sit out. the chocolate isnt going to melt, it'll just be like keeping a bag of chocolate chips in the pantry...solid its not going to splinter and fall apart. so you'll do fine to have the cake sit out for a couple of hours while the imbc warms. even if you have fruit on top, it should be ok for several hours. i would suggest to refirgerate though if they wouldnt be eating it within a few hours just to keep the fruit as fresh as possible.
post #173 of 222
Stephanie214, your instructions are excellent. I had no trouble visualizing this technique - it was completely clear. Well done. And thanks. I WILL be trying this.
post #174 of 222
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Thanks for posting that for me Stephanie. I wish I had step by step photos to go along with it but I live alone and no one to take pictures as I work. There are several chocolate wrap cakes in my photo gallery and other CC members have done some beautiful wraps as well. Here are a couple I did awhile back. It is a very easy way to make a simple cake look elegant.
http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=coppermine&file=displayimage&meta=allby&uname=ShirleyW&cat=0&pos=88

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=coppermine&file=displayimage&meta=allby&uname=ShirleyW&cat=0&pos=18



Hi - I've been keeping a close eye on this thread - looks fantastic and perhaps something a novice like myself could attempt! Shirley these photos are 'gone', couldn't open them up!

Question - have other types of deco that could be place on the top or just regular icing if didn't want fresh fruit? Any ideas there?

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post #175 of 222
Isn't that strange? The pictures are still in my gallery. Only thng I can think of is that link was posted before the forum and gallery were updated. Here they are again, lets see if they work this time.
http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=81868

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=526513


http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=69881
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post #176 of 222
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Question - have other types of deco that could be place on the top or just regular icing if didn't want fresh fruit? Any ideas there?

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shirleys got some really pretty ones with chocolate ruffles on top ...you can do chocolate curls or shavings, fresh flowers, big swirls of icing, fondant "bubbles" rolled in luster dust, chocolate malt balls, the possibilities are endless. its what ever YOU want to put on top. you can also just do a nice smooth top , wrap in chocolate and call it a day. it doesnt have to be "busy" to look elegant.

here are a few i did that i put something other than fruit on top.

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=474003

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=897173

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=593483

this one has fruit, but it i also used a butterfly to compliment the floral transfer sheet on the wrap. you can use a decoration like that without the berries.
http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=835753

its really about finding the look YOU like and having fun with it.
post #177 of 222
Thanks!! icon_biggrin.gif sometimes I can visualize the end of it if I'm not too overloaded with the "greatness" of it all!! hee hee

Thanks Shirley the link to the photos came up this time!! Definitely looks very delicious!!

I can't wait to try this!! Gee, so many cakes, so little time!!! Thanks for all the ideas on what types of chocoloate to use & also the fillings to put in the middle!

I think if I can master a choco wrap cake, that will become my 2nd favorate (right after the WASC!) thumbs_up.gif Gwen
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post #178 of 222
This sounds like fun. Can't wait to try it. Thanks.
post #179 of 222
Going out tomorrow to look for the mylar. icon_biggrin.gif
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post #180 of 222
Thanks for all the advice in this thread! I made my first chocolate wrap cakes last week (in photos) and it was sooooooo easy!!! I couldn't believe it!

I just wish everyone wanted that cakes decorated like this!!!
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