How Can I Make This Crackling Technique

Decorating By Nia_77 Updated 25 Aug 2011 , 7:02pm by Nia_77

Nia_77 Posted 22 Aug 2011 , 10:52pm
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I love it , but I cant figuere it out. I know you can use rice paper too but what make it crack the fondant or the rice paper.

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Tinacakes Posted 22 Aug 2011 , 11:20pm
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It looks like piped royal icing to me

bobwonderbuns Posted 22 Aug 2011 , 11:49pm
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That's mosaic. It's pretty easy to do.

BlakesCakes Posted 23 Aug 2011 , 1:07am
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Originally Posted by Tinacakes

It looks like piped royal icing to me

That's what I think, too. The "grout" looks raised above the peach surface.

If I were doing it, I'd take a gum paste veining tool and deeply scribe the lines into the fondant and then use a #2 round tip to pipe in the icing, smoothing it with my finger as I went along so that it would sit in the "grout" lines.

Just a thought.

Atomikjen Posted 23 Aug 2011 , 1:50am
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it does look like royal but perhaps you can take white fondant, roll it out, paint it, then let it sit for a bit to "crust/dry" then kinda stretch it and put it on the cake?

pusskin Posted 23 Aug 2011 , 12:35pm
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I believe it is done with fondant I don't speak Spanish so relied on google translate but it seems you roll the icing allow to air dry for a bit and then use your rolling pin to crack and stretch it.

These are the instructions to get a crackle effect from which she was going to cut out a chapel so I think it's pastillage she's using. See if it makes more sense than my attempt at translating.
1- Estirar pastillaje blanco de 4mm de espesor, dejar orear la superficie unos minutos y luego pasar el palote en varios sentidos para lograr que la pasta se quiebre y forme un craquelado a la vez que se afina un poco más.

Yours aye

BlakesCakes Posted 23 Aug 2011 , 5:12pm
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Guess it's a good way to work "with" elephant skin, rather than try to stop it icon_lol.gif


Nia_77 Posted 25 Aug 2011 , 7:02pm
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Thank You My Sugar Friend!!... for your help.

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