jg21410 Posted 11 Sep 2012 , 1:12pm
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Im making a back to school cake and i wanted it to look like a chalkboard. would i use black fondant for the chalkboard and royal icing for the chalk writing? any tips appreciated. thanks!

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Marianna46 Posted 11 Sep 2012 , 4:11pm
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That sounds exactly right to me!

kasiempt Posted 11 Sep 2012 , 7:59pm
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I always prefer buttercream! You can get it really black, and then the white buttercream frosting makes for yummy chalk writing!

Chellescakes Posted 11 Sep 2012 , 9:09pm
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I used black fondant for the board and I painted the chalk on with a brush using white petal dust mixed with a little alchohol. There is a pic in my gallery of one.

jg21410 Posted 11 Sep 2012 , 9:33pm
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Originally Posted by Chellescakes

I used black fondant for the board and I painted the chalk on with a brush using white petal dust mixed with a little alchohol. There is a pic in my gallery of one.



i love the way the chalk writing looked on your cake! where can i find the white petal dust, and what kind of alcahol did you use? thanks!

Chellescakes Posted 12 Sep 2012 , 9:25am
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I use barco powders , but really the white is just titanium oxide . some of the others may be able to help you where to find it where you live .
Any high percentage alchohol will do , I think you have a brand called Everclear, but vodka, lemon essence etc will work fine..

Crazy-Gray Posted 12 Sep 2012 , 9:33am
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If you mix a little edible varnish in too the white won't smear or come off if you brush against it whilst decorating. If you dab most of the white off your brush on a clean cloth first before painting it on the black you'll get a good chalk-like effect too icon_smile.gif
Can't wait to see your pic!

jg21410 Posted 12 Sep 2012 , 12:29pm
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thank you guys so much for the helpful tips! im going to go out and hopefully get all my materials today. i will definatly post a pic when im finished icon_biggrin.gif

jg21410 Posted 14 Sep 2012 , 2:37pm
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here it is, the white powder mixed with clear vanilla extract worked great for the chalk writing. this is my first ever time working with fondant, the black as you see was a little dry unfortunatly. its far from perfect.

couldnt upload the file so heres a link to it in my gallery on here.
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2401638/back-to-school

Marianna46 Posted 14 Sep 2012 , 5:49pm

That cake turned out really great, jg21410! I´m going to have to remember the solution to the chalk problem, because I'm always wanting to make end-of-year and back-to-school cakes and cupcakes for my granddaughter and her friends.

jg21410 Posted 14 Sep 2012 , 6:13pm
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That cake turned out really great, jg21410! I´m going to have to remember the solution to the chalk problem, because I'm always wanting to make end-of-year and back-to-school cakes and cupcakes for my granddaughter and her friends.



Thank you!! i cant beleive how much it really looks like chalk writing. i was so happy with the way it turned out icon_smile.gif

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