The following tutorial demonstrates how to make five different styles of seashells out of modeling chocolate including snails, starfish, sand dollars, and scallops.
VIDEO: Modeling Chocolate Seashells
Modeling Chocolate Shell Tutorial Index
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Beach Themed Cake Parts
The finished cake had a thin veneer of pink buttercream over the frosting, which was added to the surface using a bench scraper. The top tier sat off center to make a ledge for resting seashells. The cake drum was wider than usual to make another ledge for more shells and edible cake sand.
Edible Beach Sand
The cake sand was made from leftover cake that was toasted and passed through a food processor then mixed with gold leaf flakes. It was spooned onto the ledges of the cake and attached to the cake drum with melted chocolate.
The five kinds of modeling chocolate seashells that appear on this cake are listed below. Continue reading or click on a link to jump straight to its tutorial.
Sandwich Cookie Topper
The topper was made from two hazelnut dacquoise cookies sandwiched with dark chocolate and dipped in dark chocolate. The inscription was made from piped chocolate. Go here to learn more about cake writing with melted chocolate.
Modeling Chocolate Seashell Tutorial Index
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