Stucco Look On Fondant

Decorating By molly_36 Updated 15 Dec 2009 , 3:49pm by dsilvest

molly_36 Posted 12 Dec 2009 , 5:24am
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could someone please explain the "stucco" technique for me. I saw it on a couple cakes pictured here, but can't seem to find them now. Would really appreciate some help

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prterrell Posted 12 Dec 2009 , 5:24am
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Not sure how others have done it, but I would sponge on RI.

cakesrock Posted 12 Dec 2009 , 5:40am
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I was going for a particular look and experimenting by grating some MMF with a cheese grater. It didn't achieve the look I wanted, but it did look sort of like stucco... maybe try that?! icon_smile.gif

molly_36 Posted 12 Dec 2009 , 7:19am
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I thought I read somewhere that crumpled wax paper could be used?? Would BC work also on the fondant?

JenniferMI Posted 12 Dec 2009 , 1:25pm
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Yup, sponge thinned royal or bc.

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cylstrial Posted 15 Dec 2009 , 3:00pm
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Originally Posted by JenniferMI

Yup, sponge thinned royal or bc.

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Yes - thin royal icing will work really well for a stucco look! icon_smile.gif

ctirella Posted 15 Dec 2009 , 3:09pm
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Monday, August 17, 2009
Stucco Finish

Want to know a secret? You can cover flaws in your fondant by giving it a stucco look!!

I was making a cake for a bridal show and for some darn reason the fondant wasn't working for me. It was just one of those days and you know we all have them.

So I sat there thinking "How can I cover this up without putting too much on it?" Then I remembered this stucco finish that I saw in one of the Wilton books. Can't remember which one though!!

All you need is some thinned down Royal Icing (RI) and a wad of wax paper. Make sure that you scrunch the wax paper a lot so that it is somewhat on the soft side instead of stiff, but not too soft or you won't get any definition.

Next, dip the wax paper into the RI and dab a little onto a paper towel or paper plate to remove excess RI and then start dabbing onto the fondant. Keep going over the fondant until you achieve the look you want. I also used a very small piece to get into the edges. Let dry and then decorate with a border you wish!! Very easy!

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ctirella Posted 15 Dec 2009 , 3:17pm
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sorry i lost the pictures,

Classycakes Posted 15 Dec 2009 , 3:17pm
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I've used a stucco look for a few cakes. So far I've only used it for buttercream cakes but I'm pretty sure it would work for fondant too. I use tip 21 or similar with the jagged edges and just dab it in the cake. It's a little bit time consuming but it gives a lovely finish. The finish is not like chunky stucco, rather like the low-pile stucco.

dsilvest Posted 15 Dec 2009 , 3:49pm
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I also used thinned royal icing and scrunched up waxed paper. Because my layers were already stacked I took a paint brush and dipped it into the icing and dabbed it into the 90 degree inside edges.

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