Cake Decorating

How to make cut out flowers, butterflies and blossoms to make a vine around a cake civered with chocolate scrolls.

Material / ingredients required

  • Cutting board
  • Petal pad / mouse pad
  • Small rolling pin
  • Chocolate modelling paste in 3 different chocolate colours
  • Palette knife
  • Butterfly cutter
  • Daisy cutter
  • Blossom cutters
  • White & brown chocolate(to be melted)
  • Microwave
  • Icing Modelling tools
  • A plain cake iced in the middle and in top and covered around the sideswith chocolate scrolls
  • A piece of raffia/ ribbon to tie around the cake
  • Small paper/ plastic piping bag
  • Packaging plastic sheet (cut out a couple of small square to put into egg box cups)
  • An empty egg box

Step 1:

To make the flowers & butterflies, roll out one of the chocolate pastes on the cutting board, rolling it quite thinly and cut out a couple of each different shaped cutter. Then cut out more in each different coloured paste.

Step 2:

For the daisies, roll out balls of a different colour to the flowers and press the balls into the middle of the flowers to make their centres. They can be decorated in the centres with a bit of melted chocolate, using a piping bag, or just leave them plain.

Place each flower on a square piece of packaging sheet and set aside

Step 3:

The blossoms need to be shaped on the petal pad, using a modelling tool.

Step 4:

The butterflies need to be cut and shaped. They can be decorated with a bit of melted chocolate, using a piping bag, or just left plain.

Step 5:

To make the vines, roll a 50c- sized ball of modelling paste into a thin and even sausage on a petal pad. Then form it into the shape you need and do the same for the leaves.

Step 6:

Once you have all your decorations ready, melt a little chocolate to use as the glue to stick the decorations to the cake. Using a paint brush or a palette knife, dab a little chocolate to the back of the decoration and stick it directly onto the cake, pressing it slightly to make sure that it sticks.

Step 7:

Work around the cake, placing your decorations, until you get the desired effect.  Finally, put the cake in the fridge to set all the decorations.