Fondant Question That Was Probably Already Asked

Decorating By sccandwbfan Updated 14 Oct 2010 , 2:23pm by sccandwbfan

sccandwbfan Posted 14 Oct 2010 , 2:09am
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I'm making a Tiffany Jewelry box cake for Sunday and want to ask a question. What is the best way to make my 'ribbon' look like satin? I have edible glaze, luster dust, but I'm not sure how to make my fondant bow look like satin. Any help will be much appreciated. icon_smile.gif


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Sweet_Toof Posted 14 Oct 2010 , 2:14am
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If it were mine, I would probably just roll the icing really thin and then mix the lustre dust with alcohol and paint it on so its nice & opaque.

sillywabbitz Posted 14 Oct 2010 , 2:18am
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Hmmm........edible glaze makes it look shiny not so much like satin. Have you thought about just a luster me that gives it that shimmer without making it shiny shiny. I remember on one of the cake challenges someone did a shoe that actually looked like satin but I don't think they showed the technique. It's a sheen without being shiny. I hope someone can offer up some options for you.

helsbels Posted 14 Oct 2010 , 2:20am
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I would just use white pearl luster dust and a dry brush. I think it gives a shimmer without looking like it is painted on.

CakesbyCarla Posted 14 Oct 2010 , 2:21am
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Luster dust is a great one to use for this. Depending on the look you want try it dry or wet with vodka.

Also, you can use a fabric pattern/impression wheel along the edges to give it a stitched ribbon look...

JaneK Posted 14 Oct 2010 , 2:46am
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I'd use Pearl Luster Dust applied with a large dry looks exactly like satin..I use it commonly on my cake ribbons, baby shoes etc...

sccandwbfan Posted 14 Oct 2010 , 2:23pm
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Thank you everyone. I thought that would be the best route to go but I wanted to get some expert opinions.

You guys are very helpful. I love a community that sticks together and helps each other. Hopefully, I will be able to repay your kindness one day myself.


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