Royal Icing Tiara

Decorating By Nikki1314 Updated 25 Aug 2009 , 11:52pm by Nikki1314

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Nikki1314 Posted 23 Aug 2009 , 12:14am
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Thanks to CC I was able to make a tiara out of royal icing, but it is white and i would like to make it silver but keep it edible? Anyone have any suggestions on how to do this? Thank You!

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luvbugcreations Posted 23 Aug 2009 , 12:32am
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I would be curious to hear any suggestions


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CakeInfatuation Posted 23 Aug 2009 , 12:48am
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You can purchase silver luster dust. I mix it with some rum or vodka or something and paint it on. Wilton has their version at AC Moore and Michael's for roughly $4.

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culinarykris Posted 23 Aug 2009 , 12:58am
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I recently did hannah montana cupcakes for my daughter. I made miniature microphones out of fondant for the top. The fondant was white so I brushed each one with the silver luster dust. it worked great!!! I would definately use this. Actually.. I am doing a princess cake for my daughter's 4th birthday in a couple months. I plan on doing a tiara and that is how I will make it sparkle. luster dust. It's great!

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tracey1970 Posted 23 Aug 2009 , 2:01am
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You might get a nice silver colour with the luster dust just by brushing it on dry. I have a blush brush that I bought just for cake use. I have brushed dusts on fondant before dry, and you get a nice colour. If you want something heavier, the vodka/dust mixture is the way to go. Take care not to make the paint brush too wet though as the royal icing may break down.

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Nikki1314 Posted 23 Aug 2009 , 3:07am
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is there a difference in luster dust and shimmer dust? do u have to mix with vodka or can u use water?

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Loucinda Posted 23 Aug 2009 , 3:14am
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DO NOT use water - you need to use it with something that has a high alcohol content - so it will evaporate quickly and just leave the color.

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tracey1970 Posted 23 Aug 2009 , 3:20am
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You don't have to use vodka - you can use vanilla extract (I find vodka works better, but any clear alcohol will do) - but as Loucinda says, do NOT use water.

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Nikki1314 Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 4:12pm
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Thank You all for your advice and tips. I used wilton pearl dust in silver with clear vanilla exract and the color came out great. I let it dry overnight and went to carefully peel the wax paper off the back and, you guessed it, my tiara is now in about ten pieces icon_sad.gif I am going to try again, any tips on why it stuck or how to remove it better?

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Loucinda Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 4:53pm
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Use gumpaste. icon_wink.gif After breaking several of the royal and white chocolate ones, I now make them only from gumpaste. Here is one I made a couple of weeks ago:
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Nikki1314 Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 4:57pm
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That came out beautiful! Do u do it the same way with gumpaste as u do with the royal icing? Is gumpaste easy to make? i am new at all this lol

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Loucinda Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 5:41pm
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You can buy already made gumpaste, or you make your own, I like to make my own. You make the individual ropes and then use gumglue (a tiny bit of gumpaste dissolved in water) to glue all the pieces together. I then add the bottom piece on last to cover all the little bits at the bottom.

As far as the form, it is the same thing, I use a piece of wax paper over my template - which is taped to an oatmeal canister!

Let it dry and then paint it.

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Nikki1314 Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 11:52pm
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Ok, thank you so much, i am gonna try it tonight! I will let you know how it turns out! icon_biggrin.gif

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