Cigar Ash-How To?

Decorating By sweetartbakery Updated 12 Nov 2009 , 11:50am by sweetartbakery

sweetartbakery Posted 1 Nov 2009 , 1:17am
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I have a large cigar cake to do next week. I think I have the cigar covered as far as detail goes. I'll do fondant and gumpaste. I want to make it look ashy or burnt on the end though. any idea?

I've thought of rkt brushed with silver luster dust..
crushed cookies with bits of red candy (for the burning affect)...

any try these and has a disaster or have a better idea?

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DianeLM Posted 1 Nov 2009 , 1:47am
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For my cigar, I used buttercream for the ash end. Iced gray, then used black icing and a brush to kind of 'stipple' the ash around the outside. Red and orange icing for the center.

What I wish I had done was paint jagged black around the leaves at the ash end to look like they were burning back.

sweetartbakery Posted 2 Nov 2009 , 1:27am
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thanks for the info! your pictures are great, by the way!

sheilabelle Posted 2 Nov 2009 , 3:28pm
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I saw on "Ace of Cakes" where they spread royal icing very thin on a cookie sheet, let it dry, and then scraped it up. They used it for flocking on a cake. If you dyed it gray and used buttercream to stick it on, it would give you the ashy effect.

sweetartbakery Posted 2 Nov 2009 , 7:36pm
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oh, good idea! I even have some gray royal icing. beautiful!

mommicakes Posted 2 Nov 2009 , 8:41pm
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My first thought was

an over cooked roasted marshmallow???? icon_rolleyes.gif

You know how the end always catch fire and turns to that ash stuff? That might work. You could put a few of them together if you need a large "ash" icon_rolleyes.gif

Post a pic once your are done.

sweetartbakery Posted 2 Nov 2009 , 8:56pm
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wow, so many good ideas!

tinygoose Posted 2 Nov 2009 , 9:14pm
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Wow great ideas. My first thought was to roll up a piece of rice paper, burn it and stamp out the flame, but I don't know if it would work.

adree313 Posted 3 Nov 2009 , 6:07pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sheilabelle

I saw on "Ace of Cakes" where they spread royal icing very thin on a cookie sheet, let it dry, and then scraped it up. They used it for flocking on a cake. If you dyed it gray and used buttercream to stick it on, it would give you the ashy effect.




that's exactly what i was going to say! thumbs_up.gif

KHalstead Posted 3 Nov 2009 , 6:15pm
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my thoughts exactlly, the flocking technique Ace of Cakes did!!

ncbert Posted 4 Nov 2009 , 1:37am
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http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1249678

The ashes were bits of fondant mixed with black gel,cornstarch and silver dust. I also used some red piping gel for the red flame part.

HTH

sweetartbakery Posted 12 Nov 2009 , 11:50am
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The cake is finally finshed. A cigar stub with ash. I used the royal icing scrape technique for the ash that you guys suggested. It worked beautifully. I am SO happy with it! Thanks everyone!!!!!!

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