Need Ideas To "bling" A Monogram Letter Topper

Decorating By emlashlee Updated 4 Sep 2009 , 7:41pm by emlashlee

emlashlee Posted 4 Sep 2009 , 3:29am
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I just finished making a "J" out of black gumpaste as a topper for a 50th birthday party. Her colors are lime green and black, it's actually a nice combo. Anyway, the J is so drab - just a matte finish black. Do you have any suggestions on how to pump up the wow factor? TIA!

Hmm...maybe even making it shiny. How do you do that?

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phoufer Posted 4 Sep 2009 , 3:49am
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You could use luster dust or how about applying little jewels on it. Just the first thing that popped into my head. Maybe you will get other ideas.

patticakesnc Posted 4 Sep 2009 , 3:53am
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yeah jewels. I got the little crystals in a pack at Michaels and put them on my zebra cake. They really popped!

phoufer Posted 4 Sep 2009 , 4:05am
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Dollarama sells lots of cute packages of jewels too

phoufer Posted 4 Sep 2009 , 4:08am
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well I meant the jewels were cute not the packages lol icon_rolleyes.gif

tatorchip Posted 4 Sep 2009 , 1:26pm
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maybe clear rock candy, maybe break small and pick out some that look like diamonds

MrCake01 Posted 4 Sep 2009 , 1:59pm
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Hey emlashlee,
Maybe some green colored boiled sugar pieces, or even some gold leaf may look good. Or you could do some color flow dots as well.

starcitycakes Posted 4 Sep 2009 , 2:13pm
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Don't mean to change the subject...but not really...Can you put those jewels right on the cake?? If I'm using buttercream? If I'm using fondant and "glue" them with icing?

sugarMomma Posted 4 Sep 2009 , 2:25pm
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If you want to use edible ingredients, you can use dragees. I know they say for decoration only, but they are made of sugar and I have eaten a few. I doubt anyone will eat the topper anyway, just a suggestion if you didn't want to use plastic or glass jewels.

Also to get a sparkle on things you can apply disco dust. I think they also call it fairy dust among other names, but it is like glittery sparkly luster dust.

tiggy2 Posted 4 Sep 2009 , 2:35pm
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You could also use edible glitter.

kellie0406 Posted 4 Sep 2009 , 2:43pm
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You can hit it with the steamer to get rid of the matte finish & give it a more patten leather, shiny look. Not much bling, but it'll give it a shine.

emlashlee Posted 4 Sep 2009 , 7:41pm
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Oh, oh, oh! So many great ideas! Holy cow - what to choose? I have until Saturday night to finish it. I'll post a pic after I'm done. Thanks to all!!

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