I'm doing a purse cake this weekend and thought it would be fun to make a little lipstick and mirror to decorate the board. But I'm not sure how to go about making a mirror. I was thinking of modeling chocolate and painting it with silver luster dust but I don't think that will give me the look I'm after.
Any and all suggestions would be helpful and appreciated. If anyone has made a lipstick, I'd love to hear about that as well. I have an idea but my ideas don't always work out
Well a mirror is basically silver paint on the back of a pane of glass. So I would try making a disc out of poured clear isomalt. Then once it was set I would either paint the back with silver highlight dust mixed with vodka, or I'd paint the inset part of the gumpaste compact that the disc would be set into.
i love this idea but i've never worked with isomalt and wouldn't know where to start!
I haven't worked much with it either. But I imagine it would be simple for an application like this. You just have to melt it and heat it to the directed temperature, then slowly pour a little out onto a silicone mat or maybe even a sheet of parchment. It will naturally spread to a circle. Let it cool and you're done.
I have made sugar glass windows in gingerbread houses by cutting window holes out of the gingerbread walls, filling the holes with crushed hard candy, placing it on a parchment lined sheet and baking just until it melts. I imagine you could do the same with a lightly greased biscuit cutter and some of those clear mint hard candies.
artscallion you are brilliant! I've done that with gingerbread houses as well! I'm going to give it a try tomorrow and see what happens.
thank you so much!
I'll be interested to know how it turns out. Keep us posted!
can you believe I went to 4 stores today and could not find clear hard candies anywhere!?!
I'm going to try to make my own hard candy mixture tomorrow. Iam determined to make this work!