Help!! How Do I Do This?

Decorating By Jennzoe333 Updated 26 Jan 2010 , 6:00pm by Jennzoe333

Jennzoe333 Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 7:46pm
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I have been asked to make a cake resembling a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. How do I achieve this look on the fondant/ Do you guys think this is painted on to resemble the terrazo or granite or whatever it is?

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JoJoMick Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 8:02pm
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Looks like black, grey with some white (or lighter grey) buttercream frosting to me...done in an irregular pattern to mimic granite. Cool effect.

JoJoMick Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 8:04pm
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Oh...and done with maybe a #4 tip? Would depend on how intricate or detailed you want the pattern.

Jennzoe333 Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 8:24pm
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darn, I was hoping it wasn't going to be buttercream! I'm so much better with fondant. you think I could paint fondant to look like this or do you think doing it in buttercream would actually be even easier?

TexasSugar Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 8:32pm
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Is granate a smooth or rough texture?

How about rolling a small piece of fondant out and try sponge painting it with the different colors that are in it?

I sponge painted a cake last summer and though it was smooth to the touch it had the appearance of being textured it a little. I'm thinking you could do something like that with the different colors maybe?

leah_s Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 8:35pm
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I've sponge painted fondant. Easy. Just like you do it on a wall, but with food colors.

Jennzoe333 Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 8:42pm
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I didn't even think of sponge painting. That's a great idea and would be really easy to do! Thanks guys! You guys are the best.

TexasSugar Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 8:45pm
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Originally Posted by leah_s

I've sponge painted fondant. Easy. Just like you do it on a wall, but with food colors.

I've done a whole room in sponge, the cake was definetly easier and much quicker! icon_wink.gif

I used airbrush colors for me, so I didn't have to thin them down. I would do them in layers and give it a chance to dry inbetween. I'd also probably start with the gray fondant and do the black and white with a little gray on top of it.

I used a sea sponge, I bought at Michaels and cut/tore it into smaller pieces.

KHalstead Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 8:53pm
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you can also get that effect by using a piece of crumpled saran wrap instead of an actual sponge, save the effort of buying a sponge.

Jennzoe333 Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 8:56pm
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You guys ROCK. Great ideas. I don't know why I didn't think of it. I sponge painted about 6 rooms in the early 90's! Saran wrap is an even better plan! Wow, this cake should be really simple to create. I think I overcharged in my quote now. LOL

JoJoMick Posted 26 Jan 2010 , 5:37pm
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Wow, I've also sponge-painted and I don't think it would've occurred to me to do a cake that way!!! Another reminder of exactly WHY we need each other!!!! Be sure to post a photo of this granite treatment when you can....I'm interested!

Jennzoe333 Posted 26 Jan 2010 , 6:00pm
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I guess I was "out bid" because she didn't end up ordering with me and told me she was shopping for the best price. It makes me sad to see how many people low-ball themselves just to make cake. I'd rather make NO cake than charge next to nothing for one! AND it was a rush order for Friday and they JUST contacted me yesterday! I agreed to do it for $200 to serve 50 people. I think that was MORE than reasonable, well below my usual charges ADN at the last minute?? I would have said no but it was for a company party for a rather prestigious, large, convention company and I figured it was good publicity and I don't have an order this weekend. I am very curious what price she finally got it done for and how crappy it will end up looking, and probably tasting! LOL Oh well, at least now I know I can sponge paint granite on a cake, right?

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