Introduction: Thom Yorke (Wannabe) - Chocolate Transfer
This is to show how to do chocolate transfer (to be used for cake decorating). With the same method, you can use it for buttercream.
As I made this for the Fandom contest, I chose Thom Yorke as I like Radiohead so much. But I am not that artistic, so it kinda looks like Channing Tatum, somewhat (see the following steps). Hahahah.
Step 1: Method
For chocolate transfer, you will need:
Chocolate chips/baking chocolates/chocolate wafers
Melt wafers in microwave, at 30 seconds interval, careful not to burn it.
Place in piping paper cone or you can use a ziplock.
You can freely draw/paint the chocolate, or you can use a picture and trace it using the melted chocolate.
Wait until hardened, flip carefully and peel.
Ready to use
For Thom Yorke cake, you will need:
Square cake and rectangular cake (I used 15 cm x 15 cm chocolate square cake and 9 cm x 17 cm rectangular cake) plus buttercream of your choice
White fondant, either store bought or homemade and shortening for working on the fondant
Various colors of chocolate wafers and chocolate chips
Edible wafer paper and parchment paper
Food colorings, edible food pens
Tools for cake decorating (rolling pin, brushes, scissor, etc)
And prints of Thom Yorke
Knead fondant with a little shortening, roll flat, and cover your cakes. Stack them with dowels or hard straw (for bubble tea). Decorate with edible food pen and food coloring (such as for paint splatters and bricks).
Place parchment paper on top of a picture of Thom Yorke and start 'painting' it with melted chocolate. Each time, for each color, place it in the fridge or freezer to firm for 10 minutes. Use brush to spread chocolate nicely.
Draw music note on edible paper by using edible pen, cut with scissor.
Peel chocolate from parchment paper, and glue it to the cake, using melted chocolate. Do the same for the music note.
Step 2: Channing Tatum...
...is that you?
He did look like Channing Tatum in the beginning. I amused my husband who was at work when I sent him pictures of progress. Needless to say, he made his colleagues heads turned :)
Also shown, is the stacked cakes before decorated with the chocolate transfer.