Help A Girl Out :) How Do I Get This Look???

Decorating By aimers Updated 18 Jul 2009 , 1:32pm by cakesweetiecake

aimers Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 3:22pm
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I am doing a tiny wedding cake for a friend. She gave me this picture of what she wants but I can't tell if it's all royal icing or ar the large scrolls fondant. Can I put that much black on a white cake and not have it blead? Also am I better to do this over fondant or bc? Sorry for all the questions but I am at a loss on this one. Thanks in advance to whom ever can help.

15 replies
PinkZiab Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 3:28pm
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Those large/fat scrolls look like fondant, most definitely. The rest in royal. I would do this on a fondant cake, personally (but I prefer fondant icon_smile.gif)

GayeG Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 3:31pm
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I dont have anything to add but did wanna say thats is one stunning cake!!!! I just love that!

mindy1204 Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 4:55pm
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That cake is awesome.

mindy1204 Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 4:58pm
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That cake is awesome.

sugarshack Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 5:09pm
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my guess is that is sugarveil

__Jamie__ Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 5:13pm
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Tara hit it just right, I am sure. And I wouldn't touch that with a ten foot pole unless it was on a fondant covered cake! Awesome cake, I have seen it many times. icon_smile.gif

Musings9 Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 5:14pm
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Looks like it could be done with either Sugarveil or fondant and royal icing. Either way, I would definitely use fondant as opposed to buttercream.

Andy383240 Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 5:20pm
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This is a gorgeous cake! I'd say it was sugarveil piped onto a non-stick surface like a silicone mat or parchment and placed on the cake after it dried. The fine lines could have been piped directly on after the larger elements were placed. Anyhow, that's how I would tackle getting this look.

Lenette Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 5:31pm
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I LUV that cake. I have looked to the photo several times but have been unsure of how to go about it. Thanks for the tips!


joviolette Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 8:59pm
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I love it also. In my pics is one kinda similar that I did for my first wedding cake. I did fondant piped in all royal icing, worked well. I agree with others that the larger pieces look like fondant. Good luck!

Kitagrl Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 9:08pm
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I agree the larger pieces look like fondant too but I don't see why you couldn't get the same look by piping it boldly in royal.

I'd do it on a white fondant base as well.

That's some fun tiny piping in there! Wow! Gorgeous.

ninatat Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 9:43pm
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I also say large pieces fondant, that flower is commonly used in henna designs, i you want to see it you can go to the henna page

Momkiksbutt Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 9:56pm
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Royal icing using different size tips, and the webbing is actually string work and piping.

all4cake Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 10:34pm
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Try contacting The Cake Girls.

It could even be achieved using an edible marker or with a narrow paintbrush and color/everclear(or alcohol of your choosing) with royal or fondant outlines

cakesweetiecake Posted 18 Jul 2009 , 1:32pm
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This cake is beautiful!!!

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