Patent Leather Look On Purse Cake??

Decorating By Normita Updated 16 Dec 2010 , 6:04pm by TPACakeGirl

Normita Posted 15 Dec 2010 , 3:06pm
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I'm making a purse cake and wanted to know how to make it look like parent leather??

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-K8memphis Posted 15 Dec 2010 , 3:08pm
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Add water to gum arabic to make a brushable solution to then brush on--let dry--patent leather.

Normita Posted 15 Dec 2010 , 5:16pm
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Originally Posted by -K8memphis

Add water to gum arabic to make a brushable solution to then brush on--let dry--patent leather.




Is gum Arabic...gumpaste? Will it dry ok or stay wet and sticky??

Motorhead Posted 15 Dec 2010 , 5:30pm
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i had created a purse that looked like leather. all i did was lightly rub in some crisco (shortening) into the fondant after i had embosed it. the pic is in my album. seemed to work cause some people actually thought it was real!

mdiaz Posted 15 Dec 2010 , 5:45pm
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Yeah the crisco thing helps a lot, I made a cake with bob marley face but I wanted the rasta colors a little bit shiny...and it worked!!!

mcdonald Posted 15 Dec 2010 , 5:50pm
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I will have to try the arabic .. I use vodka and it works okay but not great..

-K8memphis Posted 15 Dec 2010 , 6:04pm
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Originally Posted by Normita

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Originally Posted by -K8memphis

Add water to gum arabic to make a brushable solution to then brush on--let dry--patent leather.



Is gum Arabic...gumpaste? Will it dry ok or stay wet and sticky??




No not gum paste. It's a powder in a slim jar like McCormack spices come in--it's just a gum --costs a few bucks.

Toptier Posted 15 Dec 2010 , 6:39pm
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You can also try a mixture of 1/3 corn syrup to 2/3 vodka, heat slightly and brush or spray on the cake. I used this on the purse cake I have in my photos and it worked fabulously, looks just like patent leather.

Normita Posted 16 Dec 2010 , 1:05am
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Originally Posted by Toptier

You can also try a mixture of 1/3 corn syrup to 2/3 vodka, heat slightly and brush or spray on the cake. I used this on the purse cake I have in my photos and it worked fabulously, looks just like patent leather.




Thanks fo that tip. I clicked on ur purse and noticed that it was in my favs and I even commented on how great it looks. U did an amazing job.

TPACakeGirl Posted 16 Dec 2010 , 6:04pm
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You can also steam it with a steamer you use to "iron" out wrinkles on clothes.

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