Chocolate Cake Writing Video

Chocolate Cake Writing Video Tutorial
This video tutorial shows how to write the words, Happy Birthday Catherine onto a cake using melted chocolate and an edible plaque.

VIDEO – Chocolate Cake Writing How To

Chocolate Cake Writing FAQs

What kind of chocolate can you use? Any chocolate will work (white or dark) but high quality dark unsweetened or with a high cacao content (greater than 65%) chocolate works best.

What kind of oil can you use? Any plant-based oil can be mixed with chocolate: sunflower oil, walnut oil, canola oil, or olive oil to name a few. Nut oils combine well with chocolate but be careful of using nut oils due to allergies.

How much oil do you use? That depends on the type of chocolate. Every brand and type of chocolate is different. High quality chocolate is thinner in its melted state therefore requires less oil or no oil at all. White chocolate, sweetened chocolate, milk chocolate, low quality/imitation chocolate that uses hydrogenated fats instead of real cocoa butter (Merkens or “candy melts” for instance) are all thicker in a melted state therefore require more vegetable oil to get a writable consistency.

Why pipe the letters and words out of order, from the inside out? Piping the basic skeleton of the words first helps you concentrate on the spacing, so that you don’t run out of room.

Why write on an edible plaque? Besides looking nice, it’s an easy way to make sure you get the cake writing done right, spelled correctly and symmetrically laid out before placing it on the cake. If you mess up, you can always wipe it off, flip it over, and try again, or just make another plaque.

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This post is dedicated to Catherine C!
Chocolate Cake Writing Video Tutorial

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Chocolate Cake Writing Video — 6 Comments

  1. I have a old family recipe for a filling and frosting for a torte made with sour cream and whipped cream. It is very soft but will set up in the refrigerator. It will be used on the grooms cake for a summer outdoor wedding and reception. I wonder if this can be frozen with good results?

  2. Good day Kristen,

    I would like to know on how to keep chocolate runny while piping without compromising the chocolate. As I am piping, the remainder of the chocolate in the bowl starts setting. I live in a relatively warm climate in South Africa so temperature is not the problem here. Help please. I have your current book, but could not find anything in there.
    Regards,
    Karien

    • I like to leave the bowl of chocolate someplace warm like on top of the stove or inside an oven that’s been turned off. You can also expose it to heat again if it starts getting hard. You can also put your piping cone into the microwave or toaster oven (on warm) if the chocolate inside of it starts to set up.

  3. Excellent work! I used to work for Hershey’s Chocolate company decorating the 2lb. Chocolate bars. Chocolate as a medium is a whole other world when it comes to decorating. Temperature is everything!

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