Piped Chocolate Goldfish Centrepiece

Intermediate

Learn how to create a chocolate centrepiece with piped chocolate.

In this tutorial, Serdar will show you how to create an entire centrepiece using nothing but piped elements. Specifically, he will focus on a Chinese brush painting style but of course, you can apply the technique to create many other styles. This centrepiece can also be used as a cake topper for a wedding or birthday cake. Serdar will demonstrate how to strategically assemble the centrepiece in order to maintain strength and stability. There’s also a cool trick that breaks the rules a little!

Downloadable Course Material

If you would like to approximately match the size of the artwork in the tutorial, print the downloadable files at 100% size. If you require your artwork to be smaller or larger, just adjust the print size accordingly.
Piped Chocolate Goldfish Centrepiece Course Material
This PDF document contains an actual size blue print of a side view of the centrepiece as well as piping templates for the goldfish, ferns and anchor.

Track
Duration
Introduction
2:06
Tools, Materials, Recipes & Ingredients
3:11
Planning
9:14
Piping the Goldfish - Part 1
12:13
Making the Base Rocks
1:36
Piping the Branches
1:51
Piping the Goldfish - Part 2
00:35
Reinforcing the Branches
1:18
Making the Anchor
1:51
Piping the Fern Leaves
1:11
Piping the Starfish
00:50
Piping the Goldfish - Part 3
3:22
Piping the Lotus Leaves & Coral
4:55
Making the Shrubs
3:10
Reinforcing the Goldfish
3:29
Assembling the Centrepiece
14:41
Final Attachments & Details
15:56
Final Thoughts
5:37
Total Duration
1:28:21

While not everything on this list is absolutely required, these are the things used in this tutorial video. Of course you are welcome to find alternative ways of doing things and we would love to hear if you've discovered an easier method or better tool to achieve good results. Please note that some items may be listed as sets, and it is usually recommended to have full sets, it may not be neccessary. In most cases, only one item from a set is actually used in the tutorial. Please watch the tutorial before purchasing any items to make sure you are not buying anything you don't need.
Tools & Materials
Water Spray Bottle
Flat Tray
A strong flat tray that doesn't bend which is about 2mm or 3mm thick. Can be aluminium or plastic. Should be light in weight.
Set of Scissors Shop Online
Bowl
Large, filled with ice cold water
Hand Towels
Ensure fibers are not loose.
Kitchen Thermometer Shop Online
Sticky Tape Shop Online
Icing Spatula Set Shop Online
Specifically a small one
Cold Spray Shop Online
Optional
Cellophane Shop Online
Cake Board Watch Tutorial
Not needed if placing centrepiece on a cake
A piece of wood coated with fabric and temporarily covered with cellophane to keep fabric clean until the cake is complete. For more information, watch our tutorial on how to cover a cake board with fabric .
Recipes & Ingredients
Vodka or Gin

From freezer

Dark Chocolate Wikipedia

2kg (1200g used) - Can be couverture for better quality

Chocolate is a typically sweet, usually brown, food preparation of Theobroma cacao seeds, roasted and ground, often flavored, as with vanilla. It is made in the form of a liquid, paste, or in a block or used as a flavoring ingredient in other sweet foods.

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