How Do I Make Multi Colored Fondant Leaves????

Decorating By Alycat613 Updated 1 Sep 2010 , 11:24pm by Melissa2000

Alycat613 Posted 10 Aug 2010 , 3:36am
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I was asked to make a cake for a friend. She wants it in the fall theme, something elegant and simple. I want to make fall leaves out of fondant, but I am not sure how to get the leaves to have the "multi-color" look. I don't want them to be just red, then ones that are just orange, etc. I want them to look real, like red leaves with hints of yellow in it. Any advice would be great!!! Thank you!!!!!

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karateka Posted 10 Aug 2010 , 3:55am
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you could either marbelize your fondant or airbrush them the colors you want.

cakecanvass Posted 10 Aug 2010 , 5:01pm
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I do not have the equipment nor the skill to air brush so I would marbelize or fleck/streak in the autumn colours. I have done this for white flecked calla lily leaves and they looked great. Also remember there is never a perfect flower in nature so therefore the same should be said for leaves. Sounds like fun to me; hope you are having fun with it!

poohsmomma Posted 10 Aug 2010 , 5:15pm
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I cut some leaves out of yellow fondant and colored them with luster dust for a fall cake. I steamed the leaves to set the luster dust.
Pretty simple, and I thought they turned out pretty well.
LL

moonbabel Posted 10 Aug 2010 , 5:25pm
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petal dust/powder works excellent for shading and would be great to create the different colours of fall. allows you to go as light or as dark as you want...

CakesByLJ Posted 10 Aug 2010 , 5:39pm
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Petal and luster dusts in several colors.. You could marble your fondant to start if you want, or use solid colors to cut out the leaves.. It's fun to see what you can create.. here is one I did... hth http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1286747.html

Alycat613 Posted 10 Aug 2010 , 7:53pm
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Thank you so much everyone!!!! I do not have the equipment to airbrush so I think I will try marbling my fondant and the luster dust!!!! Poohsmomma and CakesbyLJ your leaves both look amazing....hopefully mine will turn out as well!!!

mareg Posted 10 Aug 2010 , 8:11pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by poohsmomma

I cut some leaves out of yellow fondant and colored them with luster dust for a fall cake. I steamed the leaves to set the luster dust.
Pretty simple, and I thought they turned out pretty well.




How did you get the veins so nice???? these are amazing.

poohsmomma Posted 10 Aug 2010 , 10:52pm
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mareg,
Thanks for the nice words.
I used some vodka with the color for the veins. Made it very thin and painted it on very sparingly.

CakesByLJ Posted 10 Aug 2010 , 11:25pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Alycat613

Thank you so much everyone!!!! I do not have the equipment to airbrush so I think I will try marbling my fondant and the luster dust!!!! Poohsmomma and CakesbyLJ your leaves both look amazing....hopefully mine will turn out as well!!!




Thanks Alycat613.. I am looking forward to Fall and cooler weather~!

TJB22 Posted 15 Aug 2010 , 5:55am
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Just wondering what is a good size cookie cutter for the leaves, I have seen them 3.5 to 5 and any suggestions where to get them. Thanks so much.

Melissa2000 Posted 1 Sep 2010 , 11:24pm
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what color of dust to you get. I am making a bridal shower cake and they what to big fall leafs on it... I have no clue what to do.

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