Hi, Im working on a cigar box cake and I wanted to do an ashtray with a cigar that looks lit and has ashes in it...I have no clue how to do this..any suggestions please??
This one looks like they just put some white on the end:
This one looks like a combination of brown and beige:
This one looks like white with silver:
This one says "ashes made with fondant, powdered sugar, and luster dust":
This one says it's coconut, obviously colored gray:
I made ashes simply by adding a bit of black color to melted white chocolate to make it gray. Let it harden on waxed or parchment paper, then grate it with a fine grater. spoon it onto your ashtray in a mound. If you handle it with your hands it will melt with the warmth of your hands so I used a spoon.
If you microwave some grey royal icing you'll get something crispy & meringue-like that you can crumble up when cold, I reckon that would make pretty good ashes, if you mixed some with a tiny bit of melted white choc you might be able to shape it into the ash bit on the end of a cigar that drops off (thats my technical description )
Hope that helps!
ps- I do this with all leftover bright coloured royal- it makes great corals for ocean cakes
spoon it onto your ashtray in a mound. If you handle it with your hands it will melt with the warmth of your hands so I used a spoon.
Thank you all very much!!!!
there's also "candy coal" .. i've used this recipe to make something to look like gravel.
tutorial from "Sprinkle Bakes"