Gem Question

Decorating By pjaycakes Updated 28 Mar 2008 , 4:42pm by sasporella

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pjaycakes Posted 27 Mar 2008 , 3:35pm
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I am wanting to make some gems to put on the side of a cake. I know how to make them from the mold, but how do I make them look like gems? Do I use something special other than fondant? How do I get that translucent look like a gem, or can't I? Thanks

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sasporella Posted 27 Mar 2008 , 4:29pm
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I have searched through my magazines as i could remember seeing it somewhere here it is....... They used dark cocoform but i suppose it could be also done with fondant. They then dusted the jewels with copper and bronze metallic lustre dusts and iridescent food colour dust. They were not transparent but i suppose any lustre dust might make them shine like gems. I will try to scan an upload a picture for you to see what they looked like.

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sasporella Posted 27 Mar 2008 , 4:47pm
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This is the picture from the magazine for you so you can see how it looked.
Hope this helps.

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pjaycakes Posted 27 Mar 2008 , 5:05pm
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That is exactly it. So say I wanted to make them like a ruby colored. I would brush them with red luster dust and then go over them with like a copper or bronze metallic dust?

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sasporella Posted 28 Mar 2008 , 7:36am
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Yes i think so, you may need to experiment a bit with the colours to find the right shade that you need.

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pjaycakes Posted 28 Mar 2008 , 10:22am
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Thank you so much

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pjaycakes Posted 28 Mar 2008 , 10:23am
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Thank you so much

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sasporella Posted 28 Mar 2008 , 4:42pm
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You are very welcome, let me know how they turn out for you.

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