She will be more than happy to see such a level of creativity. Using parchment paper will also give your wrap more of a matte finish. You could also use a pre-printed chocolate transfer sheet. Then use it to ice the outside of the cake. Scoot. No good. Use this multi-sided icing spatula to add designs to your chocolate. Press gently, yet firmly against the side of the cake. As soon as I hit the first red light, my cake slid, in what felt like … For the chocolate cake wrap, measure the acetate by wrapping it loosely around the cake pan used for the recipe. Chocolate Wrapped Cake – how to make a cake wrapped in chocolate, with a hand-painted floral pattern. YOU MAY ALSO ENJOY: 1. Pull the cake from the fridge and gently take off the acetate. You might have responded to my question and didn’t see your answer but I still want to make this beautiful cake but can’t until I understand that particular step. Paint Brush The cakes were baked at 250 degrees Fahrenheit for about 30 minutes. This makes it easier to work with the strip and helps with clean-up later. I use a bulk roll of acetate cake collar – just cut it to size for any cake or project. You’re making a chocolate wrap for a cake, so it’s all chocolate. You can find it online or in specialty cake stores. The collar can be made of parchment paper, wax paper, or acetate (commission earned). Start by covering a square cake board with waxed paper. I would not recommend painting cocoa butter on parchment, but you could do a solid color or pipe on a design. Hi, thanks so much cant wait to try it out…a quick question though i am just wondering if shortening could be used in place of cocoa butter. Wrapping a cake has always been recommended when making super tall cakes (double/triple barrel, etc.) We call it structure sheets here in South Africa. Is the green garnish behind the red flowers chocolate too? Wrap a paper towel around a cake pan to find the circumference (It doesn’t have to be exact), then fold lengthwise to about 2-inches. Finding this sweet spot can be a little tricky. Don’t smush the wrap onto the cake with your hands, this might smear the design or crinkle the acetate. If your acetate strip is shorter than the circumference of your cake, tape pieces together until you get the length you need. Find holiday recipes and tutorials in our Christmas Gallery! It definitely takes a bit of practice to get the timing *just right* on the wrap placement. Carefully place one end of the transfer sheet against the side of the cake, pressing the wet chocolate directly against the frosting. Connect with me on social media! To close the seam, press the wrap against the cake where the overage meets the beginning edge of the wrap. Watch my YouTube video for my step-by-step instructions! CHOCOLATE FLORAL WRAPPED CAKE Offset Spatula Once the cakes are completely cool use the chocolate ganache to sandwich the cakes together. Make Chocolate Collar and Wrap around the cake. It’s hard to find cocoa butter where I live is there anything I can substitute for this? Leave little triangular flaps at either end of the piece of acetate to make it easier for you to move the strip around once it’s coated in chocolate. Jan 17, 2015 - Dress up a cake with a gorgeous chocolate border all around it, also known as a Chocolate Cage. Not. For a collar for an 8″ cake you will need 250g of chocolate, melted and cooled slightly so it’s a fairly thick consistency and ideally you want it in a jug. If you’re looking for beautiful cake inspiration, projects, tutorials and recipes -- you’ve come to the right place. post #24 of 202 Thank you girl, you make it … Incrível, amei! Try and be very patient at this point, so that you don’t crack your wrap. It’s a super tall cake that makes the chocolate cake look very professional and fancy. It’s an easy way to create a sophisticated, custom cake finish that tastes even better than it looks! Lift the parchment paper and place one end on the side of the cake then carefully wrap it around the cake. Piece of cardboard to work on My first trial in Chennai resulted in a semi broken collar. I topped my cake with a few chocolate and cocoa butter blossoms, but this bright and cheery cake would be gorgeous as-is. I free-handed very simple daisies and leaves, but you could use a template or pattern under the acetate as your guide. You want the chocolate to be firm enough so that it doesn’t run and ruin your design, but still flexible enough to bend around the cake. You can also use these versatile cake bands to create chocolate bows or chocolate bands. 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