How Was This Design Done?

Decorating By Tee-Y Updated 26 Mar 2010 , 4:50pm by rosiecast

Tee-Y Posted 19 Feb 2010 , 8:19am
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Hello CC'ers, I got a request for this exact cake, the bride sent me the picture so I don't really know the originator and I'ld appreciate a little insight into how the gold patterns were made. I'm not sure if its painted or stencilled or something else.Thanks guys!!!!
LL

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anasasi Posted 19 Feb 2010 , 8:40am
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I could be wrong here but this looks handpainted to me. You can mix lemon extract with edible metallic dust to do the gold designs (I've done this in the past and it works well). I'd probably also mix gel or airbrush coloring with some lemon extract for the black outlines. HTH

_Jamie_ Posted 19 Feb 2010 , 1:32pm
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It's just handpainted. I do stuff like that a lot. Just haven't done such dramatic dark colors. Gold highlighter dust, NOT luster dust, and straight Americolor black for the outline areas.

KHalstead Posted 19 Feb 2010 , 4:27pm
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the whole thing appears to be airbrushed with a pearl airbrush spray as well!

ninatat Posted 19 Feb 2010 , 5:16pm
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wow, even though i've never stenciled a cake i get the idea of how to do it, I also do henna, this look's like it might be for an india cake theme. if you go to the henna page they have a on line book with these patterns you can download, and maybe make a stencil or just hold the pattern up to the cake the balance is astounding, putting your cut out parts togeather it's so perfect i think it's a airbrush stencil, or done by someone very trained in henna designs.

_Jamie_ Posted 19 Feb 2010 , 5:17pm
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I am pretty certain the cake was airbrushed with the purple sheen and it was handpainted after that.

Tee-Y Posted 19 Feb 2010 , 8:17pm
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Wow!!!!!!Thank you all for the helpful ideas!!!!Jamie thanks for the hint on the highlighter dust and purple sheen, I'll definitely be getting those thumbs_up.gif .I've been informed via PM that it was first stencilled then painted gold so I'll be going that route thanks neecakes. Ninatat I'll be waiting to hear from you too, thanks, I appreciate everyone who answered, God bless you all, its great to be a part of this family where you just can't be stranded thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif !!!!!.

superwawa Posted 19 Feb 2010 , 8:34pm
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I looked up the copyright holder's name and came to their Flickr photostream - they describe the method as:

"this cake has irredescent purple fondant icing with gold adornments. The pattern was stencilled then fine-tuned with hand painting and black outlining. Simple fresh orchids placed asymmetrically complete the display."


http://www.flickr.com/photos/glassslippergourmet/3883738740/

MissyTex Posted 19 Feb 2010 , 9:05pm
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She also has a blog with more pictures and info, and other super fine works of art! Hopefully this link will work...

http://glassslippergourmet.wordpress.com/2009/09/03/priscilla-and-joel-8-8-2009/#more-1220

cheatize Posted 20 Feb 2010 , 1:27am
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I don't understand. You don't know the originator? Doesn't the watermark say where it originated?

CMTorie Posted 20 Feb 2010 , 2:37am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cheatize

I don't understand. You don't know the originator? Doesn't the watermark say where it originated?


All you have to do is google Glass Slipper Gourmet, the name written across the picture.

Here is another photo:
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Well, I can't get it to work...so go here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/glassslippergourmet/3883738580/

Tee-Y Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 10:19pm
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Ok guys so I finally got to try my hand at the design and this was what I came up with icon_lol.gif .Thank you all for the very helpful insights,Jamie thumbs_up.gif for the pointer on using highlighter dust which I did. I used purple edible glitter on the purple fondant instead of luster for a slightly different effect, I improvised the design on the middle tier and all in all the bride was VERY pleased.Thank you all sooo much you are all appreciated- Ninatat, neecakes your PMs are highly appreciated too thumbs_up.gif , God bless you.
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letsgetcaking Posted 24 Mar 2010 , 3:22am
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It's beautiful! Great job!

CakesByLJ Posted 24 Mar 2010 , 1:30pm
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Absolutely breathtaking... congrats on this one... it's gorgeous.. thumbs_up.gif

alvarezmom Posted 24 Mar 2010 , 1:45pm
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WOW! You did a great job!

luddroth Posted 24 Mar 2010 , 2:03pm
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This is a wonderful example of using inspiration from another artist to create an entirely original work of art. In the OP, you said the bride wanted the exact cake. But you did something much more demanding and creative -- so your bride ended up with something that was all hers, too. Absolutely gorgeous work!

MissyTex Posted 24 Mar 2010 , 2:21pm
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Congratulations on this elegant and exquisite work of art!! It is superb! I am so happy for you!

And thank you for posting this picture in your original message. I would hate to have been deprived of seeing this beauty had it gone straight to the gallery. I might have missed it when it appeared on the home page.

mamawrobin Posted 24 Mar 2010 , 5:30pm
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Amazing job on this cake thumbs_up.gif It is absolutely stunning.

KHalstead Posted 24 Mar 2010 , 5:39pm
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that cake looks amazing and I'm sure the bride/groom and all the guests were blown away by it. I just love the way it looks with the backdrop of all the purple/gold decorations too!!! Bet that was an awesome wedding reception!

katies_cakes Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 2:43pm
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Its beautiful! the painting is perfect, and i love how you have seperated the top tier!! you must be so proud!

Tee-Y Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 11:12pm
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Thank you so much everyone for the compliments, it is so much appreciated. The wedding was awesome and best of all I got wedding cake orders based on this same design but in different colours and even when I tried to show each bride-to-be other different designs the three different brides were bent on this particular design icon_lol.gif and to think I was actually terrified to do the purple cake with major concerns about colouring that amount of fondant deep purple till I discovered edible purple powder colours and then the actual stencilling itself.

Tee-Y Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 11:40pm
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Thank you so much everyone for the compliments, it is so much appreciated. The wedding was awesome and best of all I got wedding cake orders based on this same design but in different colours and even when I tried to show each bride-to-be other different designs the three different brides were bent on this particular design icon_lol.gif and to think I was actually terrified to do the purple cake with major concerns about colouring that amount of fondant deep purple till I discovered edible purple powder colours and then the actual stencilling itself.

JaeRodriguez Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 11:49pm
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Your cake is beautiful! :]

neecakes Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 12:23pm
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Your cake looks great!!!!

rosiecast Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 4:50pm
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love it!! congrats on the extra orders.

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