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?
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.
yeah jewels. I got the little crystals in a pack at Michaels and put them on my zebra cake. They really popped!
Dollarama sells lots of cute packages of jewels too
well I meant the jewels were cute not the packages lol
maybe clear rock candy, maybe break small and pick out some that look like diamonds
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.
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?
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.
You could also use edible glitter.
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.
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!!