Damasking - Ri Or Bc?

Decorating By j_arney Updated 7 Jan 2010 , 7:59pm by tonedna

j_arney Posted 6 Jan 2010 , 5:38pm
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I've read a lot about damasking and watched a few videos, and I think I'm ready to try it out this weekend. However, most places said to use RI, but one poster said she used BC. Is one better? I need black, so I'm wondering how to make RI black. Any ideas?


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2SchnauzerLady Posted 6 Jan 2010 , 5:50pm
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I've made black RI - it's a dark gray, then dries to black. I used Americolor super black. I did not need a lot. Hopefully someone else will come along with the other answers you need.

tinygoose Posted 6 Jan 2010 , 6:03pm
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Are you talking about stenciling damask? I use Sugar Veil for stenciling works great.

_Jamie_ Posted 6 Jan 2010 , 6:06pm
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I've used RI and piping gel on fondant. I don't stencil on BC, as I don't use a crusting, and it would be a horrible mess I think.

j_arney Posted 6 Jan 2010 , 6:54pm
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I was planning on doing black on white fondant. Just wasn't sure if it should be RI or BC. Looks like I'll go RI and just hope it gets to a true black (not gray). I will be using the damask stencils. Sorry, I wasn't clear about that upfront.

Thanks for all the advice!

cakelady31 Posted 6 Jan 2010 , 7:15pm
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I used damask stencils and found it to be easier than expected!(sometimes I suprise myself LOL) I used bc on fondant when I did it. Looking back I think I would have used would RI . the bc doesn't get dry hard like the RI.

morgnscakes Posted 7 Jan 2010 , 2:59pm
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most people use royal icing, I believe.

I'm also going to try this on a cake, but do any of you have any suggestions on how to do it on a buttercream cake that is not a crusting butterceam?

tracycakes Posted 7 Jan 2010 , 7:35pm
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I've done black royal on white fondant and it turned out great. It's a 2 tier cake in my photos.

Just fyi, I recently used black cream cheese icing on white cream cheese icing and it worked well also. It doesn't really take as much black as you think it will and once it gets to dark gray, it will dry black.

tonedna Posted 7 Jan 2010 , 7:59pm
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If you are doing it in black and on fondant is nicer to use Royal Icing. Not that it cant be done in buttercream, it can. THe good thing about the RI is that if someone touches it it wont be messed up.
I done it over crusting buttercream with buttercream. Is harder, but it can be done.
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