Project

Tiki Head Cake

Do you sell this cake? Yes Name of website or online shop Louise Sandy Baking Link to website or online shop louisesandybaking.com Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake I used milk chocolate modeling chocolate to sculpt the wood-effect exterior of this Tiki cake. Due to the heat in Southern California, I had to keep stopping to chill the modeling chocolate in the fridge every so often, but it all went according to plan and I really enjoyed working with it.

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Louisesandy made Tiki Head Cake with:

Intro to Modeling Chocolate: Cityscape Cakes

Online Class

Intro to Modeling Chocolate: Cityscape Cakes

with Lauren Kitchens

  • Modeling Chocolate

Project Description

Do you sell this cake? Yes Name of website or online shop Louise Sandy Baking Link to website or online shop louisesandybaking.com Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake I used milk chocolate modeling chocolate to sculpt the wood-effect exterior of this Tiki cake. Due to the heat in Southern California, I had to keep stopping to chill the modeling chocolate in the fridge every so often, but it all went according to plan and I really enjoyed working with it.

Q&A with Louisesandy

Garden Baker asked:
Where I live the heat is also a problem for working with chocolate (or anything else for that matter). Your work is very encouraging. I just wonder how long the finished cake could sit outside the fridge without beginning to melt.
Louisesandy answered:
Once I stopped touching the chocolate with my hands it didn't seem to react to the ambient temperature any further and further and it sat out happily for a couple of days
Momof2froggies asked:
Hi! Did you paint the modeling chocolate or did you use two different batches to achieve the difference in tone between the base of the tiki and the details? I'm working on a Maui cake and I'm trying to figure out the best way to achieve this effect. Thank you in advance!
Louisesandy answered:
Hi - I had to check my notes as it's been a while! I covered the main cake in milk chocolate modeling chocolate textured with a wood grain impression mat and then used brown petal dust to give it dimension. Then the features were made from a mix of 50/50 white and milk modeling chocolate, textured with a ball tool and Dresden tool, dusted with brown and slightly buffed. Hope that helps!
Momof2froggies asked:
Thank you! I completed my project using your suggestions. I love how I turned out 😊 https://instagram.com/p/BQY9iFsBu-d/
Louisesandy answered:
Great job - it looks awesome!