Chocolate on the side of a cake

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Hello,

I am wanting to make my own wedding cake.

I have found this lovely picture of a square cake that has thinnish chocolate slabs that stand up around the side of the cake... how do you make the chocolate slabs please?

From the editor:

You could achieve this with modeling chocolate. You may need several batches, depending on the size of your wedding cake. Make ahead so you can practice a little before the wedding cake.

Here's the recipe:

14 ounces (400 grams) bittersweet chocolate, chopped

1/2 cup (120 ml) light corn syrup

1. Melt the chocolate in a microwave, on high, in 30 second intervals, stirring after each one.

2. Remove from heat and stir until smooth and cooled a bit.

3. Stir in the corn syrup. The chocolate will stiffen almost immediately. Don't worry, just keep stirring until completely combined. It will happen!

4. Transfer the chocolate to a ziploc freezer bag and refrigerate until firm, around two hours.

5. When the chocolate is firm, take it out of the refrigerator, and knead it until it is soft enough to work with. If it is too hard, cut off small pieces, and knead until pliable.

6. Roll out on parchment paper and cut to size for your cake, then apply over a crumb coat of buttercream.

Good luck, and don't forget to come back and show off your cake when it's done.

Regards,
Michelle (editor)


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