Need Tips For Piping This~! Please Please Help.

Decorating By kater82 Updated 25 Apr 2011 , 5:43pm by chrisviz

kater82 Posted 19 Apr 2011 , 3:13pm
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I am doing a wedding cake. The bride wants it to look as close to this as possible. Any Ideas on the peacock feathers? Is there something under the feathers and pipping over it? PLEASE give me any tips. Here is a link to the cake .

http://styleunveiled.com/blog/2009/10/2/peacock-feather-wedding-cake.html

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klutzy_baker Posted 19 Apr 2011 , 4:20pm
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I'm a total newbie so I'm just guessing....

But I wonder if the ovals of the feathers are FBCT? I also wonder if while it's still frozen, you go back with a toothpick and create those lines or rather grooves.

It just seems like if you tried to make the grooves while it was wet, you would pull the colors into one another and I don't see that happening.

I hope that helps, perhaps someone might have a better idea.

fruitsnack Posted 19 Apr 2011 , 4:53pm
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It looks to me that it's just individual piped lines with a tiny round tip. If I were you, I would try to contact the original designer and ask for advice - I know many others who have done the same and gotten good replies.

http://www.cakecoquette.com
http://blog.cakecoquette.com/

Herekittykitty Posted 19 Apr 2011 , 5:15pm
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Considering the mad piping skills on this artist's other cakes I'm going to go out on a limb and say the entire thing is piped.

DeniseNH Posted 19 Apr 2011 , 5:34pm
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Wow, you'll need to charge a bundle for this style. Tons of piping with the smallest tip ever. I would take a half fondant half gumpaste shape and pipe it on a flat surface then when dry, transfer it to the cake. Piping the tiny lines while flat will give your shaking hand more control.

kater82 Posted 19 Apr 2011 , 6:04pm
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The good news is that the cake I am doing is only 2 tiers.... Thank goodness. How do you suppose the gold is so gold? Its hard to decipher how the colors separate. Does that make sense?

Herekittykitty Posted 19 Apr 2011 , 10:13pm
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Originally Posted by kater82

The good news is that the cake I am doing is only 2 tiers.... Thank goodness. How do you suppose the gold is so gold? Its hard to decipher how the colors separate. Does that make sense?




Completely. I was wondering how they did that myself, they seem to blend seamlessly. Probably painted with a super gold luster dust or airbrush paint (not airbrushed but painted).

Try contacting them, maybe they will give you some pointers. Good Luck!

imagenthatnj Posted 19 Apr 2011 , 10:40pm
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She explained some things here:

http://blog.cakecoquette.com/2009/09/peacock-wedding-cakes-are-hot.html

And you can enlarge the close-up.

kater82 Posted 20 Apr 2011 , 3:51am
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I contacted her and she was more then happy to tell me about her cake. I love nice people. She said all it was is gold luster dust. Sweet. The centers are fondant. Thanks for the link on the details also! Now I am less stressed. Cake is to be made for May6th.

chrisviz Posted 25 Apr 2011 , 5:43pm
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Wow I just had a request for a cake similar to this as welll, so glad I remembered this post from last week.

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