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|Material||Gum Paste, Buttercream, Other, Modeling Chocolate|
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What is the name of the online course? Intro to Modeling Chocolate - Cityscapes
Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this cake: I used modelling chocolate for the first time on this cake which I learned fro the City Scapes class here on Craftsy. I covered the pumpkin in modelling chocolate and also made the baby, leaves, vine tendrils and covered the edges of the cake board with it. It was a dream to work with. This cake is a pumpkin spice cake filled and iced with decorators cream cheese icing and detailed with modelling chocolate accents. The tree stump is all icing with painted details.
What are you most proud of? I am very happy with the way the birch stump worked out with only using the crusting cream cheese icing. I was even able to carve and curl some of the bark from the icing. I am also happy with the end result of the pumpkin even though it did give me some troubles.
What advice would you give someone starting this project? Make the modelling chocolate a few days ahead and leaves and baby with it a day or 2 before you need them. Give yourself time to chill the modelling chocolate. Use a dusting pouch liberally for rolling out the modelling chocolate to prevent it from sticking. I used a rolling mat instead of my table to make things easier for myself. I also love firming up the leaves on crumpled tin foil as it gives a really nice shape. Chill the icing on the stump before carving into it.