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Lovliebutterfly 07-06-2006 06:25 PM

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?

jkath 07-06-2006 06:29 PM

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

Lovliebutterfly 07-06-2006 07:01 PM

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...:ermm:

unmuzzleme 07-06-2006 09:32 PM

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.

jkath 07-06-2006 10:21 PM

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!

Lovliebutterfly 07-07-2006 04:58 AM

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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