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Old 07-06-2006, 07:25 PM   #1
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Red coloring in white chocolate cake covering?

Has anyone ever tried adding color to white chocolate cake covering? There's one of my colleagues birthday next week and I have been assigned to bake the cake!
Since he's very fond of Japanese culture, we've decided to have a Japanese theme for his cake. He also like milk chocolate a lot. So I'm going to make a square chocolate cake with white chocolate cake covering and a red circle centre to make it look like the Japanese flag. Although I know it's not very original (any ideas would be welcomed!!!). So, I was thinking of coloring the white chocolate cake covering red. Will that work?

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Old 07-06-2006, 07:29 PM   #2
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Here's a thought:
If you want to really make it look like a precision "work of art", you may want to try rolling out fondant (white), covering the cake in it, then mix a lot of red colorant into the remaining fondant, rolling it out and cutting it into a perfect circle. Spread a bit of jelly to adhere it to the white and you have a perfect flag!

**here's a site that will show you a few pointers:
Click here: Covering the Cake - Pattycakes Decorating Guides
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Old 07-06-2006, 08:01 PM   #3
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That seems to be a good idea and much easier to control. I have never tried using fondant before. I hope it does not turn out into a disaster for my first time...
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Let us know!

I hope you'll let us know how that goes...I've never used fondant before either, but I have always wanted to try.
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The very first time I tried it, it was about a dozen years ago...and for my mother in law's birthday! It was easier than I'd thought. However, instead of putting a buttercream on before the fondant, I spread a layer of orange marmalade all over the cake's surface for "glue". It was delicious!
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Old 07-07-2006, 05:58 AM   #6
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Oh do you need to have something to glue it ? I would have just omitted the buttercream icing. Now you mentioned the marmalade, I guess I need to have something in between the cake and the fondant. I am not too sure about how they call fondant here in England. Is it the same as Marzipan? Or I've seen Ready to roll icing. Not too sure...
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