How To Get A Blue Denim Effect On Fondant?

Decorating By -Tubbs Updated 20 Apr 2009 , 6:28pm by -Tubbs

-Tubbs Posted 22 Oct 2008 , 3:56pm
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Anyone have experience?

I'm making a western-themed cake for a neighbour in a couple of weeks. He's a rodeo rider, and I thought a western-style demin shirt, folded like when they come out of the cellophane, would make a great cake.

I'm stuck on how to get the best denim effect and any guidance would be appreciated. I don't have an airbrush, but I'm wondering if using a new wide bristled paintbrush might be more effective (I picked up the Ralph Lauren paint effects booklet to see how you do the effect on walls, just need to transfer it over to fondant now!)

Thanks for any pointers.

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-Tubbs Posted 22 Oct 2008 , 8:19pm
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Bumping because I would really love some suggestions!

Thanks thumbs_up.gif

KKC Posted 22 Oct 2008 , 9:46pm
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One person i asked about the denim jeans look told me that she used the navy blue gel colour mixed with vodka and painted it on leaving a few white spots. HTH!!

brightbrats Posted 20 Apr 2009 , 6:06pm
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Anyone else have any tips, I need denim for this week-end ?

-Tubbs Posted 20 Apr 2009 , 6:28pm
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Well, I did do my cake (the shirt cake in my pics) and it turned out ok. I tinted my fondant all one colour, then used a dry wide pastry brush to brush on darker blue and white strokes horizontally and vertically, to make it look a little worn and old.

Hope that helps!

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