Thank you in advance for all your help.
My best friend has asked me to make her wedding cake for her, which I am over the moon about. However, she has sent me these two links and told me she loved the platinum effect fondant cake and the metallic style orange buttercream. I don't want to tell her this, but I have no idea how to do this. Can anyone help me out? I was wondering if it is lustre dust or spray?
Would you be able to post the links or a sample of what she may want? I'd love to help!!
I would lean towards spray for the platinum cake, and some lustre dust mixed into your buttercream with maybe a quick spray after to give it some depth !
Others may think different though!
If you look carefully, I think both of those are ribbons. The platinum, has some lustre dust above the wide ribbon. The orange one is ribbon as well.
I don't see the orange butter cream as metallic.
Can you be very specific as to which parts of the cake you want to reproduce and in what colors? That would help.
I agree with Samb88. I was thinking maybe there's some pearl dust mixed into the buttercream to give it that pearly/metallic effect. Maybe silver spray or could be airbrushed onto the platinum cake, maybe even dusted silver on there.
In the first link - http://www.genii-cupcakes.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/vintagetower.jpg
The cake on the top (one with ribbon) looks like it's platinum fondant. Also, the chantilly lace beneath looks very pearly.
This one - http://www.genii-cupcakes.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/burntorangecupcaketower.jpg
I thought the orange rose swirl cupcake looked kind of metallic.
You can do all of that with lustre dust. I would buy some and get the effect you want. Pictures don't show that well.
FYI - you can buy silver powder that you either wet with alcohol and brush on or I have dry brushed in some instances.
The effect you want is probably a combination. You will be surprised at how a little goes a long way.
Thank you so much to all of you for all your help. You have no idea how much I appreciate it.
One last favour...can anyone give me a link or a make of the best spray or powder to use? xxx