Learn how to decorate your next cake creation with chocolate with my step-by-step chocolate cake wrap and chocolate decorations tutorial! These chocolate garnishes will transform any cake from ordinary to extraordinary in just 15 minutes! Cake decorating can’t get any more fun! Perfect for birthday cakes, anniversaries, graduations, wedding and any other celebration!
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Tips and Tools
Getting the right tools for this tutorial will make this little project a breeze! I recommend using chocolate melts for several reasons, one of which is no tempering required! I use Ghirardelli chocolate melts, but feel free to use any brand. Most hobby stores like Michael’s and Hobby Lobby carry chocolate melts in a variety of colors and even flavors. These melts also set up very quickly, which means little down time waiting for the chocolate to set. For my video tutorial, I used white and dark chocolate but the cake wrap and decorations can be made with any color and flavor of chocolate!
Acetate Plastic Wrap
Second, you’ll need acetate paper or cake collars. I buy mine in a large bulk roll from Amazon HERE, which has 16 feet of plastic, perfect for several cakes! Just cut the acetate to the length you require. And last, you’ll need a scalloped decorating comb/bench scraper. Mine is by Ateco HERE. I recommend making the chocolate wrap and chocolate decorations on a cold, stone surface. I have quartz countertops in my kitchen which work great for this project! You can also use a marble slab if you don’t have stone countertops.
How to Use it!
For this cake decorating tutorial, I used my ’12 Layer Chocolate Cake’ recipe. It’s a super tall cake that makes the chocolate cake look very professional and fancy. You can use this cake decorating technique for just about any cake though!
Check out my other cake recipes to see how I used the chocolate wrap and chocolate decorations.
- I garnished this ‘Caramel Raspberry Mousse Cake’ with red and dark chocolate pieces!
- And I love this ‘Almond Roca Cake’ with white chocolate decorations.
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I use a bulk roll of acetate cake collar – just cut it to size for any cake or project.
Use this multi-sided icing spatula to add designs to your chocolate.
You can never have enough off-set spatulas in the kitchen!
And I love my classic Ateco turntable for cake decorating!