I am making a aligator leather purse for a vegan friends birthday, as its the closest she is going to get to one!
My friend only wears black, so obviously the cake is black. I have ordered an impression mat for the pattern.
I have looked on any image and directions I can find, and it apears that once the impresion is made, a suitable darker dust powder is brushed into the imression to make the pattern stand out and give depth. Great, only problem is, how do I get a darker colour than black to brush into the impression.
If anyone has an idea I would love to hear it. By the way I don't have an air gun.
for an alligator purse in black, I would suggest steaming it and that's it...the steam should rest on the raised areas first, leaving the indented areas less shiney...adding contrast by way of matte against shiney.
On a piece of scrap fondant, experiment with different dusting powders. I recently put some copper over a really dark brown embossed fondant. Try dark colours as well as lighter ones if you have them. Metallics or pearl dust can be interesting.