Boy oh Boy was this a challenge. This cake is based on an amazing design by Mitch Turner from the Little Venice cake Company and to be honest i cringed a little when i saw this was what Madelaine and John wanted lol.
How on Earth was i going to pull that off and then my determination set in haha and there was no way i wasnt going to give it ago.
The main problem i had with the cake was the modelling chocolate, I had never made it before let alone even attempting chocolate roses!!! It’s only two ingredients right?, How hard could it be? Agggghhhhhhhghhh darn that modelling chocolate haha. I realised then maybe i was watching lauren Kitchens youtube video “How NOT to make modelling chocolate” half asleep and thought it was “How to make it” bahahaha. Well anyway to cut to the chase i threw out (I mean ate lol) a lot of failed modelling chocolate and then Halleluleah i got the perfect modelling chocolate. It was totally PERFECT it had elasticity, it was smooth, shiny and just brilliant. My white chocolate wasnt as perfect but it was smooth and i still managed with it.
I was soooooo happy with how my roses turned out and literally had them arranged on that cake within 30mins. i was stressing about how to arrange them but it was simple. Once the modelling choc dryed out slightly and became harder i inserted a toothpick into the back of each bud, dip the end in a tiny bit of tempered chocolate and stuck them straight into the cake. The cake looked spectacular and those roses tasted great hehe. I toally ate one of the leftovers lol, Thanks for looking x Tina
Tina, Australia, http://www.facebook.com/SweetTandCake