Ice Top In Two Different Colors Of Buttercream?

Decorating By lrstone98 Updated 8 Feb 2012 , 6:23pm by Debbye27

lrstone98 Posted 22 Aug 2007 , 1:05pm
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I want to ice the top of this cake and frame it out with another color of buttercream. I have seen this done very nicely on here before and can't figure out how to do it and make it look neat. Any ideas? I wish I could find a picture of what I am talking about, I didn't see one yet though.

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alanahodgson Posted 22 Aug 2007 , 3:47pm
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My suggestion is to use the upside down method. Do the center first, chill till firm then do the frame. Here's a link to the upside down method.

http://www.cakecentral.com/article6-Upside-Down-Icing-Technique-for-Perfectly-Smooth-Icing.html

aminaz Posted 22 Aug 2007 , 8:41pm
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i want to make a topper of the bride and grooms initials from fondant and then paint it silver.any advice on how to do it? how long should it dry? how should i assemble it on a cake and make it stand firmly?

alanahodgson Posted 22 Aug 2007 , 11:58pm
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mix in 1 tsp tylose, or gum trag or other gum thickener to 1 lb of fondant for added strenth and quicker hardening. When I did this I rolled the modeling paste into long thin sausages and formed the letters that way. Others roll it out and cut them out with a knife, cutter or other method. For the sausage version, poke a small hole with a toothpick into the bottom of the letters in 1 or two places (depending on how many "anchors" you want to put in). Fill the holes with a dab of gum glue, royal icing or other adhesive. Take some thick floral wire and make a very small hook in one end. Insert the hook into the letter. Dry on styrofoam in the oven with the light on. It should be dry in 24 hours if rolled about 1/4 inch. It will take longer for thicker letters. To insert them into the cake, first insert cocktail straws of coffee stirrers. Then insert the wire into the straws. For the flat method I'd suggest using royal icing adhere skewers or lollipop sticks to the back. To paint silver mix luster dust with a clear alcohol and paint with a soft brush.

aminaz Posted 24 Aug 2007 , 3:40pm
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omg!
thanks for the advice!i'm very grateful and thanks for explaining the method to me

CupcakeQT82 Posted 8 Feb 2012 , 6:10pm
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Marking for link . . . .

Debbye27 Posted 8 Feb 2012 , 6:23pm
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thanks for the tuturial!

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