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Cake Decoration: The Chic Way

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An incredibly easy way to dress up your cake and make it chic and elegant! Everyone will think you bought it from an overpriced cake shop!

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces, weight Dark Chocolate, Chopped
  • 8 ounces, weight White Chocolate, Chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
  • 1 whole Baked & Iced Cake

Preparation

Note: You can tack these chocolate marble medallions on any frosted cake of any size or shape. I baked a basic round white cake with cream cheese frosting. You can also use plain white chocolate and food coloring to mix different colors if you’d like.

In a double boiler, melt the dark and white chocolate separately, adding a tablespoon and a half of vegetable oil to each bowl of chocolate to get a liquid consistency.

On a large sheet of parchment or wax paper, pour a spoonful of dark chocolate and make a disc shape spreading the chocolate using the back of the spoon. The discs should be about 4″ or so in diameter.

Now, drizzle the white chocolate on top of the rim of the dark chocolate disc as well as in the center. This does not have to be perfect. Just decorate the dark chocolate with the white.

Then, with a knife, cut through the chocolate discs in different angles to spread the white and dark to make different designs. Careful not to overwork the chocolate as we do not want a big light brown blob, but rather a nice “web” design.

Allow the chocolate to set and harden. Dip a sharp knife in hot water after the chocolate has set and slice off a small piece of each disc to get a straight edge. Now, gently press the discs against the frosted walls of the cake.

Now, where you would normally place a second layer of cake, make a slit with a knife all around (about 2″ from the rim of the cake) and stick in the chocolate discs, standing up, so that it resembles a second layer (refer to photo). The same with the ‘top’ or ‘third’ layer. Add a couple of discs in the very center and you could stack a couple on top of those so that it (the cake) looks taller.

Note: You can stack or stick the chocolate discs however you like, though this is the way that I did it. You can also make the discs larger (though, they become a bit more difficult to work with). The number of discs that you use all depends on how large the cake is. I had a few left over which turned out perfectly just in case I broke one.

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itcldbesweet on 4.19.2011

Love that design!!! Can’t wait to try it =)

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redkitchenproject on 3.29.2011

I’d love to make one of these for my coworkers. How fancy! Great idea. Thanks for a terrific post.

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