Velvet-Looking Decoration

Decorating By tarablara Updated 27 Jul 2009 , 11:46am by mixinvixen

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tarablara Posted 26 Jul 2009 , 10:10pm
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I'm making a bunny slipper cake for my niece and would like to be as authentic as possible. The furry part is easy, but what can I do to make the inside of the slipper look like velvet/velour? My first thought was powdered sugar, but I'm afraid that will not stay dry and end up looking gooey. Also, is modeling chocolate a good choice for the ears, which stick up? I've never used it before but I can't wait to try it.

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Malakin Posted 27 Jul 2009 , 12:36am
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Not sure on the bunny slippers velour part but I have used modeling chocolate and love it. Mine stays up for me in cool conditions. It has only drooped in hot weather.

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Rylan Posted 27 Jul 2009 , 5:40am
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If you want to achive the velvet look, maybe you use some shiny red dusts or maybe airbrush colors with a sheen.

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mixinvixen Posted 27 Jul 2009 , 11:41am
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if you're using fondant, then you can buy a common household scrub, minus any cleaning agents, and press that into the fresh fondant...this will give it the flocked look of velvet or velour.

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mixinvixen Posted 27 Jul 2009 , 11:46am
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fogot to add that the courser texture of the sponge, the better...even steel wool.

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