How Can I Make Black Fondant Look Like Velvet?

Decorating By chanielisalevy Updated 15 Sep 2009 , 4:08pm by ddaigle

chanielisalevy Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 2:59pm
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I've tried it many times and nothing approximates velvet. Any ideas?

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Musings9 Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 3:09pm
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I would love to hear any ideas as well so, here's a bump.

LKing12 Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 3:24pm
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I have no idea. But, would love to know.

cownsj Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 3:27pm
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I wish I could help, that's something I'd like to know too for future reference.

sugarMomma Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 3:27pm
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I would love to know too! Maybe if you moistened it lightly somehow with something (lotta help there) and then found a way to dry brush or spray dry black luster/petal dust? Maybe a light coating of thinned piping gel and maybe use a big poofy brush to blot alternating petal and luster dusts to get the velvet effect?

I don't know, just brainstorming.
You could try it on a small patch to see if it works.

When you figure it out, let us know!

missesmoss Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 3:40pm
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I saw on one of the many cake shows (not sure which one) they sprayed fondant with cocoa for a brown suede look - not really the same I know - more brainstorming icon_smile.gif - I would love to know too - heres a bump!

madras650 Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 3:47pm
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Depending on how big, maybe you can spray it with vodka and roll it in cocoa powder or pat the powder on somehow. Like the post before mine said. That is more suade but it may look good.

sadsmile Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 3:58pm
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Black petal dust?

ddaigle Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 4:08pm
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I asked this question last December and kept the response:

Get some petal dust or powder food color and a sea sponge from a craft store. You want to add some grain alcohol to the color to make a fairly thick paste and dab it all over. You want a section to dry before you attempt to go back over it if needed. With a little practice, it'll look just like velvet.

You can make any color, but the trick is to start with a paler base color for the fondant.

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