What's The Best And How Do I?

Decorating By shaleann Updated 18 Aug 2008 , 3:26am by stephaniescakenj

shaleann Posted 13 Aug 2008 , 5:19pm
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I want to make a smash cake for my niece..........What's the best product to make the number "1" sparkle? How do I use it? Or maybe I should ask, what's the best way to use it? Thanks! You all are teaching me so much!

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kakeladi Posted 13 Aug 2008 , 6:32pm
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I would suggest disco dust.
What are you making the '1' out of? Fondant? gumpaste? Colorflo?
That will make a difference as to how it's used.

shaleann Posted 14 Aug 2008 , 3:13am
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I was thinking just bc. Maybe just using the #21 star to make the "1", then trimming it with small dots. Not sure. I want it to look nice, but reality is...........she's only going to smash it and eat it! Hehe!

shaleann Posted 15 Aug 2008 , 1:07am
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a bump for my own question

grannyrose Posted 15 Aug 2008 , 1:25am
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How shiny do you want it? Do you just want it to catch the childs eye? Bright colors and a colored sugar would work for that

shaleann Posted 15 Aug 2008 , 3:03am
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I just want it to have some pretty sparkle! So it looks like it's glittery. Sorry if this is a stupid question, but how do you color the sugar? Should I put it on as soon as I'm done frosting it? New and trying to learn. Thanks, Shauna

shaleann Posted 17 Aug 2008 , 2:07am
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bump for me

jenny518 Posted 17 Aug 2008 , 8:46pm
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If you're making the 1 from buttercream, you can top it with Wilton's colored sugars or edible glitter. http://www.wilton.com/store/site/department.cfm?id=3E304BE2-475A-BAC0-50804CBEDB29A58D&fid=3E305884-475A-BAC0-55BD05ECDB8D5B0B
Or the above mentioned "disco dust" is very glittery. http://www.countrykitchensa.com/catalog/mini.aspx?T=1&ShopId=38&CatId=624&SubCatId=1581
I would wait until the day of the party to apply the sugars or sparkles- sometimes the "absorb" into the buttercream. Let us know how it turns out!

jenny518 Posted 17 Aug 2008 , 8:49pm
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My link didn't work- just search "disco dust"
at country kitchen usa or other cake supplier...

shaleann Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 2:43am
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Thanks so much! You all are the best! I'll post pics when it's all done! Now off to figure out a cake for my mom!

clarasmommy Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 3:07am
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This could very possibly be a dumb question, but what's a smash cake?

stephaniescakenj Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 3:26am
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A smash cake is a little itty bitty cake for the baby to smash to smithereens! It's hysterical to see their eyes light up when you put a whole cake in front of them, typically a 6 inch I think?

I've heard Disco is very cool. I would love to try it but haven't had an opportunity to order it yet.

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