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. And I can FINALLY share it! Eeek! Here it is! You can get the tutorial for the ombre gumpaste ruffles now too.
I used this same technique on this Fall table centerpiece as well. And I plan on trying in on a traditional white cake as well as on colored cakes soon too! It has so many possibilities and I love how soft it looks.
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.
And Voila! Easy and lovely! Try different chocolate and white fondant mixtures for your base and try cocoa and dark cocoa mixtures as well. So many different looks. I used the different cocoas to create a deeper look, adding the dark over the regular for extra depth.
What do you think? Have you ever created colored powdered sugar? That’s my new quest. Maybe a red for over a red velvet 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!