Friday, January 7, 2011

How to Make Roses out of Chocolate Candy Clay

It's not exactly professional, but I think you can understand the directions on how to make roses out of chocolate candy clay that you can use in cake decorating.



35 comments:

pastrytiff said...

A colorful variation is to use starbursts, just warm them for a few seconds in the microwave then shape the same way

Sandy in Illinois said...

Dawn,
Is the thin part of the petal at the top of the rose or on the bottom of the rose? They are really, really pretty.

Peachblossm said...

Thanks for the how-to. You have such a beautiful voice... it was nice to just listen to you speak. Silly, I know. :)

Mandy said...

Those look great! I hope to do those soon. I know you like Duff, but I'm a Cake Boss fan. Maybe someday I will get into cake decorating. This will definately be a start! Thanks!!

Sine said...

Awesome tutorial Dawn! I love that you can use chocolate melts!! What was that stuff you mixed in?

Sharon said...

You are awesome! Brooklyn was a great help in learning how to make the roses. Thank you.

Ilene Woods said...

So cool! Thanks. I am hosting a girls night in for my friends at the end of the month and I am going to try these on top of cupcakes!

Knitty said...

Thanks for taking the time to do this. I am guessing you can use this same technique to make figures for kids' cakes, right? I'm not a fan of fondant and I think I could have more control with this than strictly figure piping.

V1nce said...

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Sugar is sweet,
But so is chocolate that you add corn syrup to!

Rachel said...

You have great hair.
Yes that is what I got out of this video a love for your hair.
And your voice is cool too.
The roses were pretty neat i suppose.
:)

mommeeof10 said...

Those look so easy even I could not mess them up.

Tawny said...

Thanks for posting this - can't wait to try making them!

Kris Roach said...

This is amazing! I agree with everyone about your hair and voice...

YEARS ago I was playing with playdoh and did this same method and made beautiful playdoh roses and thought, oh, these are so pretty...never realized they had edible stuff that worked the same way! This is great to know!

You are such a blessing and such a giver. So happy that you have had people stepping up and doing nice things for you...God will never leave your nor forsake you, so when the going gets rough and you feel like you are being attacked from every side...he sends special people along to bless you and remind you of how much He loves you!!! Glad you are having a great day. Love the video and look forward to more...

P.S. I am sure you have been told this before, but your voice reminds me of Kirsty Alley

Julie said...

Love the video! Thanks for sharing some of your cake decorating magic with us!

hrunars said...

Can you use any sort of white chocolate? I don't know what "candy melts" are :þ

And same method for marzipan roses?

Chris Pierson said...

Great how-to! I have long given up trying to pipe roses out of buttercream! This looks like a great alternative! Now I have to find a reason to try this out!

April M said...

Dawn, these are awesome! I never thought I could make something so beautiful, but you made it look so easy. I can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing!

Missi said...

Love them! Great video....can't wait to try them out.

nutralady2001 said...

These look great Dawn. Thanks so much for taking the time to show us.

I'm not sure if we can even get corn syrup in Australia, think I've seen glucose syrup in the supermakrets would this do if we can't get corn syrup?

Lisa said...

Dawn, this was awesome. Thanks so much for the lesson - I can't wait to try this out.

Glenda said...

They look great, and so easy once you explained it! Thank you very much for the video!

You really did a nice job on the video, Dawn. It's easy to follow and nicely filmed.

Hopefully you're going to upload the video - and future lessons - to YouTube.com. Maybe someday you could even start your own channel there.
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nutralady1, here's the answer to your question, on an Australia site: http://womansday.ninemsn.com.au/food/foodfeatures/993619/corn-syrup

Joann said...

What a wonderful tutorial! I seem to recall that you were going to post your fondant recipe at some point - did I miss it? I would love a fondant recipe that actually is edible! I can't wait to try the roses!

The Gibson's said...

This was wonderful it makes me want to bake a cake right now and make up some roses. Not sure if my boys would like a rose cake for their b-days but they might just get one!!!! I can't wait until August for my baby girls b-day too. And you are so beautiful with everything you are going through you amaze me. You're in my thoughts and prayers, and I hope that 2011 will be wonderful for you and your 6 pack!!!

nutralady2001 said...

Thanks Glenda, I was going to do some Googling later on. I'll have a look next time I go shopping.

dhaynes said...

Dawn, thanks for the video! Can't wait to try to make these with my granddaughters! Not great at decorating but you make it look easy! Thanks for thinking of us when you have so much on your plate right now. Prayers going your way for sure!

mom2girls said...

Thanks so much for making and posting this video! You should have your own show! I could listen to you talk all day. I can't believe how calm you are with all that's going on in your personal life right now. Blessings to you! Brooklyn is such a cutie! Great addition to this video.

I took cake decorating classes at Michaels several years ago and never did master the buttercream rose. Where did you learn this technique? This way is much easier and looks more fun! Thanks again!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

I'm going to impress so many people!! Ü Cool beans. I love using candy melts. can't wait to see more of your cake decorating tips!! Awesome, awesome, awesome!

Corinna said...

OMG! This is fantastic! The video was great. Thank you so much for showing us and making it look so easy. I'm not planning a cake anytime soon, but the bigger roses would look gorgeous on top of a cupcake. I have candy melts in my pantry right now and they're calling my name! LOL

Someone's Nanny said...

Thank you! These will be perfect for a cake I'm making for my 3 year old friend's tea party! I can't wait to show her!

Sherry said...

I don't do decorating, but I might actually try this. Thank you for the tutorial! I have not an artistic bone in my body, but you made this look easy, so I will give it a try.

Lisa said...

Cool tutorial! I will be making these :)

Becky said...

I'm so excited to try these! Thanks so much, and I look forward to more cake-decorating lessons from you!

Decorating One Cake at a Time said...

The tutorial was great!! I can't wait to do these in white for my brothers wedding!! I have just one question, how far in advance can you make them?

Sara said...

I was just trying to think of something cute to do for my daughter's birthday cupcakes and was googling "flower cupcakes" when I remembered this tutorial. I'm so going to make rose flowerpot cupcakes for her birthday! Thank you!

Elaine Pelletier said...

Wow! What a fantastic idea! I will sharing on my facebook wall. Thank you so much for sharing with everyone! The roses are beautiful just like you! Your beautiful personality shines right through! Very lovely once again thank you!

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