Hi all! I've been asked to make a cake for my friend's mom's 50th birthday surprise party. She said the theme of the party is gold and pearls. I saw this website a while ago with several pictures of metallic cakes and just wondering how to do this? Is it just buttercream? Thanks!!
Let me Clarify - I'm talking specifically about the first cake on that site, although I'd like to know in general how to do this for future reference too.
to me that looks like buttercream and then sprayed with metallic lustre from an airbrush or can.
Thanks that's what I was thinking too - at first i was thinking there was a way to make the icing gold but I guess its easier to airbrush. Some of those other cakes look like they used gold/silver leaf, right?
The two with the silver bases look like they were done with silver leaf. I really like the metallic look, I plan to order some gold & silver leaf to experiment with soon!
Yep the other ones are done with silver leaf , if you have a look in my photos ,I just did one for my niece's wedding.
You really need the fondant to cure for a least two to three days before putting on the leaf .
I used a damp cloth to dampen the area for the leaf to be attached it has to be tacky for the leaf to adhere.
It is fiddly and I have decided that an extra charge of Two hundred dollar per tier will be charged if I have to do it for a client.
Where would you go to find gold/silver leaf?