How Do I Get The Real Leather Look On My Cakes?

Decorating By 3lilmunchkins Updated 16 Jun 2010 , 3:51pm by kcassano

3lilmunchkins Posted 15 Jun 2010 , 1:56pm
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My purse cakes just don't look real. How can I get the handles and details to look like patent leather?

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-K8memphis Posted 15 Jun 2010 , 2:09pm
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Brush on a mixture of gum arabic and water. You can get it from GSA like three bucks.

3lilmunchkins Posted 15 Jun 2010 , 5:01pm
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Thanks, I will give it a try, especially for $3

kcassano Posted 16 Jun 2010 , 12:00am
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I used a piece of pleather fabric (like an impression mat). for mbongo drums. Then dusted with brown petal dust for worn look. check the reminant bin!

3lilmunchkins Posted 16 Jun 2010 , 12:33am
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Thanks, by the way the drums look great! thumbs_up.gif

kcassano Posted 16 Jun 2010 , 3:51pm
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Thanks. U can also steam fonsant to make it shiny. If u dont have a garment steamer, just use an iron on the steam setting. U can also jusy brush the handles with vodka if thar is the only parts u want shiny.

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