Western Wedding Cake

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cindy458 Posted 20 Sep 2011 , 5:56pm
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I am making a western themed wedding cake and i need to find something i can use to make the fondant look like tooled leather. i have looked at some of the cakes featured on here, but i can't find any info on where i can get a western mat, etc. any help would be greatly appreciated! thanks

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carmijok Posted 20 Sep 2011 , 6:15pm
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Here's the western cake I did with the tooled leather look

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1797224

I bought stamps at Michaels. They are in the scrapbooking section. This was a clear pad with several on the page that had the floral look I wanted.

Oh...this cake was taken from a wedding cake version I saw on the web that was like 4 tiers. The 'leather' laces in the conchos on the original draped all the way down the sides of the tiers and looked really lovely.
HTH!

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Kitagrl Posted 20 Sep 2011 , 6:39pm
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I did one several years ago with a tooled leather look:

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/80778

We imprinted the pattern with different cutters and scroll presses, and then sponge painted a cocoa and oil mixture around on the light brown fondant.

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cindy458 Posted 20 Sep 2011 , 7:35pm
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thanks so much for the in put to my question. I appreciate all the replys. A little nervous since this is my first wedding cake and i can use all the advice i can get thanks again for the quick response!

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carmijok Posted 20 Sep 2011 , 9:10pm
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Here is a picture of that wedding cake I was talking about...actually it's a copy of the 4 tier cake but I can't find that other one...it looks the same though.
I just think it looks elegant yet 'cowboy'. I was glad I got to do one tier for a groom's cake. it was fun.

http://intricateicings.com/wp/cowboys/

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cindy458 Posted 21 Sep 2011 , 8:00pm
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Here is a picture of that wedding cake I was talking about...actually it's a copy of the 4 tier cake but I can't find that other one...it looks the same though.
I just think it looks elegant yet 'cowboy'. I was glad I got to do one tier for a groom's cake. it was fun.

http://intricateicings.com/wp/cowboys/


thank you for all your input. just one more thing, could you tell me how you did your conchos?? thanks again

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carmijok Posted 21 Sep 2011 , 8:06pm
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I rolled out some gum paste that I had colored a light grey and then stamped a floral pattern on it. Then I cut them out with a heart shaped cutter and cut the holes where the 'leather' was supposed to go with an exacto. Then I laid them in a plastic chocolate mold sheet that had a bunch of small hearts to give them that rounded look. After drying, I dusted them with silver and pearl dust and lemon extract. It was easy! And fun! good luck!

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aprilismaius Posted 21 Sep 2011 , 9:26pm
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I actually bought some leather tooling products from TandyLeather dot com, which I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE for embossing fondant. I have used them on many cakes, including a western theme.

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cindy458 Posted 22 Sep 2011 , 7:00pm
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Thanks for all the suggestions and instructions on how you did your conchos and i will definately look up tandyleather. thanks again!

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