Stuck On An Idea?

Decorating By PJ0207 Updated 20 Aug 2009 , 1:43am by goddessa12

PJ0207 Posted 19 Aug 2009 , 4:08pm
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Hi, I recently posted questions about a drum cake (I am making one similiar to this) and thanks for all the help but i came to a speed bump on how to make the silver parts on the sides? Should i just take an easier route?

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NatiMF30 Posted 19 Aug 2009 , 4:30pm
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I'm a total newbie too but I think I would paint the peices with silver dust. Gotta have the right dust tho.

Here's a good video that explains a bit.


catlharper Posted 19 Aug 2009 , 4:45pm
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I would use dowels covered in fondant or gumpaste and then painted with lusterdust. Please post this when you are done! I'd LOVE to see it!

KristyCakes Posted 19 Aug 2009 , 7:28pm
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I like catharper's idea... dowels with gumpaste/fondant and painted with luster dust (mixed with vodka). Good luck!

hensor Posted 19 Aug 2009 , 7:48pm
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Just make sure you tint the fondant or gumpaste gray first that way it takes the silver better.

Criola Posted 19 Aug 2009 , 8:04pm
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great post...thanks

NatiMF30 Posted 19 Aug 2009 , 8:17pm
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Originally Posted by hensor

Just make sure you tint the fondant or gumpaste gray first that way it takes the silver better.

That's right, I made a crown and did a white one first with silver dust...didn't look too great. Did a second using grey fondant/gumpaste and presto! A silver crown!

PJ0207 Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 12:12am
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thanks.....oh and see how the silver parts of the drum as some bulk to it (on the sides) would i carve cake pieces and cover them or what? thanks!

KristyCakes Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 1:31am
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You mean the silver pieces that are attached to the "dowels" and the red sides for this cake? I'd make that part the gum paste/fondant and attach that to the cake. Don't see how you could use covered cake for such small pieces...

goddessa12 Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 1:43am
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I agree with the PP, do the side peices with dowels and gumpaste, it'll make your life much easier!

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