Elegant Chocolate Wedding Cake

elegant chocolate wedding cake by Kanya HuntThis is a superbly elegant chocolate wedding cake by Kanya Hunt in Cape Town. The piped scrolls and garlands give the cake a classical look, but it’s the pearlized and embossed white chocolate that really gives this cake its sophistication.

Chocolate texture sheets are used to create the embossing effect on the white chocolate tier.  They can be difficult to find in the UK, but ask at your local cake decorating store if they can be ordered.

The vintage chocolate brooch on this cake is exquisite.  Even though a lot of decorators don’t realise this, most silicone moulds can be used for casting chocolate shapes, and not just sugarpaste.  There is a range of brooch moulds now on the market which can be used to create a vintage chocolate brooch like this one.

The dusty effect on the dark chocolate tiers is achieved with chocolate powder but Kanya tells us that cocoa powder will work just as well.

To pipe the chocolate pearl garland, you can use the scalloped-edge template we made here.

This is definitely the most sophisticated and elegant chocolate wedding cake Cake Geek has seen in ages, and we see a lot! Take a bow, Ms. Kanya Hunt!

Update: PME have a range of chocolate texture mats so check with your local PME stockist.

And for pointers on piping pearls and beaded garlands, see our Piping Techniques Series, Part 1 – Pearl Piping and Beaded Garlands.

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