I’ve got a few tips and tricks in my latest Craftsy Class that shows how to get rice crispy treats super smooth for a great, smooth final finish!! You can use them in soooo many situations and they can be made to be incredibly stable for sculpting! I have a whole lesson on it!! :) Here’s a 50% off link (click HERE) if you plan to incorporate rice crispy treats in your cakes.
I just love these little waves of color/design! Like little hills in the country and a beautiful blue sky on a summer day!! Sooo sweet!! I used straight modeling chocolate…but that wasn’t the best choice. If I do it again, I’d suggest mixing in 50/50 fondant so you get some elasticity and so the waves can stretch out a bit. Without the fondant, the modeling chocolate wanted to tear a bit at the top where I was trying to bend it out from the cake. So…50/50 would have been perfect!!! Lesson learned if I do the waves again.
In case you follow me on Facebook, this is the cake where I spelled the name wrong!!! It was so funny because I wrote it/carved it into the modeling chocolate, then stood back and thought, that doesn’t look right, but couldn’t find the invitation (hello I have dozens of emails from her I could have looked there) but thought, “oh well!” and cleaned up everything and put it away!! – serious mommy brain! What was I thinking!??
So, right when I finished cleaning up everything (and you know how long that can take) I found the invitation…and voila…name WRONG!!! Oh boy! I just need to trust my instincts…always!! :) The next morning before the shower I brought out the modeling chocolate and cut out a piece that would fit over the other sign, scribed it out and applied it. Done!!
Now for the tutorial!!!
It’s pretty simple. I wanted to do some pretty trees, but with just texture…and something quick! The weekend I was working on this cake was beautiful and I wanted to play with my family! So, I whipped out my Wilton #21 icing tip and formed a ball of green modeling chocolate to look like a tree. I then started poking the modeling chocolate tons of times to give it this prickly texture. It took just a few minutes and I loved the simple texture/look it gave the trees!! I did the trees in two colors then made some bushes to go around the trees in the lighter color. Again, all the decorations were modeling chocolate.
This texture can also work for grass, sheep or anything you need a wooly texture. Simple and easy!!