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post #1 of 27
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I have been asked to make a cake similar to this but have no idea of how they have done the "bubbles" covering the sides. Does anyone have any ideas? Also, any idea of how I determine the number of "bubbles" I will need and how long it will take to make enough to cover 2 tiers probably 9" & 6". Thanks for your help! icon_biggrin.gif

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post #2 of 27
It looks like chocolate shells. Small round hollow balls. I have had samples of them from my supplier. They gave me many different chocolate curls and fancy cups these were part of them. When I priced them they where very expensive. you might fined a mold and make them yourself.
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post #3 of 27
Could they be fondant? They rolled a little fondant ball and then took a gumpaste tool and poked in the center to the bottom of the ball? Hopefully that makes sense! HTH
Im curious to see what others think also!
post #4 of 27
It was made by Cakegirls, but I don't know if it would be possible to contact them to ask how they did it.
post #5 of 27
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StacyN - I thought of doing fondant balls too but I thought they looked more barreled (sp?) shape and was hoping to find something that was a little more consistent in size than just eyeballing it.

tripleD - I've tried looking for a mold but can't seem to find one. Would you mind giving me the name of your supplier? That might help me make a more accurate quote.

Texas_Rose - can't find CakeGirls on the web anymore since their shop is still not up and running. Are they by chance on CC?

I appreciate all your help! If anyone else has ideas on a mold type I could use I would greatly appreciate it. icon_lol.gif
post #6 of 27
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I'm trying to figure out how to make the "bubbles". However, I think they are more like barreled tubes without a bottom and I have no idea how to make that. I've searched and searched chocolate molds and can't find any Any suggestions? (I've tried to find a way to contact cakegirls since it is their original design but haven't been able to find anything. :/ ) If I roll out a small ball of fondant and press the center down would that make them too heavy to stay secured on the cake? How far in advance can I make the "bubbles". If I make them in far enough in advance that they dry any suggestions on how to adhere them to the fondant? I really appreciate any advice/help you can give.
post #7 of 27
Those looklike chocolate curls to me. I bet they used that machine that spins a chocolate 'drum' around and scrapes it off into curls. It has to be just the right temp for it to work.
post #8 of 27
It looks like a really cool technique, however they did it.

I would try with balls of fondant, and then like said above, use a ball tool to push and slowly open the hole as you rotate and pull on the tool. You'll probably have to cup it in your hand to help it keep its shape. If you do it that way, I would think you can make them weeks in advance.
post #9 of 27
It looks like the chocolate curls that Zane Beg does on the Sweetlife site with Norm Davis. They use a special chocolate tool. Check it out.
post #10 of 27
When I saw Zane make them he used a small round cutter. The way he scrapped/shaved and twisted his hand made the curl. However, I'm not sure that is what I am seeing is the picture. I need to figure out how to make it bigger.
post #11 of 27
Those are chocolate truffle shells. You fill them with ganache and dip them in more chocolate to make truffles. You can buy them pre-made or you can make them yourself - you can buy the candy molds online (I got mine here: https://www.lorannoils.com/p-8680-two-piece-mold-hard-candy-ball-24-cavity.aspx )
post #12 of 27
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Originally Posted by tripleD

It looks like chocolate shells. Small round hollow balls. I have had samples of them from my supplier. They gave me many different chocolate curls and fancy cups these were part of them. When I priced them they where very expensive. you might fined a mold and make them yourself.



I agree with tripleD. I saw these from my supplier also. Personally I think it would cost just as much to make as buy given all the labor to get them looking like that.

They may look yellow on the website, probably enhanced. They are more like an ivory yellow because they are made with white chocolate.
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post #13 of 27
MadMillie, when i took his demo, he used the tool that i am talking about and then i bought it. He might not sell them anymore. I took his demo , several yrs. ago at ices convention.
post #14 of 27
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LindaF144a, who is your supplier? It definately might be worth buying them rather than putting all that time and effort into them.

WykdGud, the link you gave me looks like it could work but I'm a virgin chocolatier here so if this sounds stupid, please forgive me. The cake design doesn't look like it has ganache in the middle and is left hollow. Can I use this mold to create a hollow tube?

Zane does awesome work but I have never seen the technique you all are talking about and have very little experience with chocolate. Is there a tutorial available on it? Is it something that would be easy to master?

If I would make hollowed fondant balls, how would you suggest I secure them to the fondant?
post #15 of 27
You can buy them pre-made. I haven't looked for them recently, but I've seen them on Albert Uster's website and pastrychef.com.

To use that mold, you just pour the melted chocolate in, shake it around and pour out the excess and pop it in the freezer to harden. You will get empty shells.

I only mentioned that they are filled with ganache so you would know what the shells are used for - it's clear from the picture though that the shells are hollow.
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