Thinking About Next Cake...

Decorating By Amymnn Updated 6 Jul 2009 , 5:22am by cakenutz

Amymnn Posted 5 Jul 2009 , 5:04am
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I have a Star Wars cake for the coming weekend. I really want to have a "fight scene" going on beneath two fondant-covered light sabers, done in RKT, connected, forming an upside-down V - like they are in the midst of battle. I haven't had luck with MMF that doesn't crack or get that elephant-skin look. But I don't have any Satin Ice and have a ton of marshmallows on hand.

I just don't want to push my luck trying to get the fondant smooth when the sabers will be prominently displayed. I don't know if I can pull off the entire design either - but would kick myself if I didn't try. Any suggestions on how to get a smooth and realistic look to the light sabers (the remainder of the cake will be buttercream) Also, is there something I can use to "paint" the handles of the light sabers to give them that "shiny" look? Thanks so much for any suggestions, I really want to do a good job on this cake.

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Texas_Rose Posted 5 Jul 2009 , 5:11am
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Roll your MMF out with crisco instead of powdered sugar or cornstarch.

For the shiny look, paint the handles with some vodka mixed with either gel color or luster dust, depending on if you're looking for a glossy look or a metallic look.

Amymnn Posted 5 Jul 2009 , 5:16am
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I'll definitely try the Criso. How much vodka do I mix with the color or dust? Thanks so much for your help.

Rylan Posted 6 Jul 2009 , 5:11am
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I usually just put drops of vodka until I find the right consistency.

cakenutz Posted 6 Jul 2009 , 5:21am
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when i want to make smooth strong objects instead of fondant I use gumpaste. I think it paints much smoother also.

cakenutz Posted 6 Jul 2009 , 5:22am
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when i want to make smooth strong objects instead of fondant I use gumpaste. I think it paints much smoother also. When your paint has dryed a very thin coat of piping gel leaves a shine.

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