I have been obsessed with chocolate cakes lately! I mean I love a gorgeous white wedding cake, but for our last wedding photoshoot I created the most gorgeous chocolate wedding cake ever. I can’t wait to share the pictures for it. A few weeks later I decided to use the same technique on this Thanksgiving centerpiece.
It’s easy to create and the effect is lush, rich and gorgeous. I tried a few different effects to create this one.
The dark chocolate fondant is really dark, so I added some of the white with it to lighten it a bit. When your happy with the color cover your cake with it.
Steam the cake to get it tacky, if you don’t have a steamer you can paint it with water, but not too much, you just want it a little wet/tacky, barely damp.
Use the blush brush to dab cocoa powder all over the cake. Brush it around, brushing the excess off. You can have as much or as little as you want on the cake to get the desired effect! I layered some regular and some dark cocoa on to get some depth to the cake.
I’m planning on trying it out with a white cake and powdered sugar/cornstarch. Next I think I’m going to try making colored powdered sugar and see if I love it on colored cakes as well as the chocolate cake. What do you think? Maybe a red velvet fondant cake? Ohhhh that could be luscious! What color would you try first? Of course the darker the color the hardest it will be achieve.
So it’s been awhile since I’ve done a cake tutorial, but I have plans to do a lot more in 2015! Any techniques you’ve seen lately that you’d like me to teach? Or do you want a full tutorial on any of the cakes I’ve already done? I’d love to hear what you guys are looking for!Don\'t miss out on new posts. Subscribe to Ashlee Marie by Email Some of the links in my posts may be “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Thank you for supporting Ashlee Marie when you shop!