patty7276 Posted 8 Feb 2013 , 2:31pm
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am going to attempt a downton abbey cake using ivory fondant tof cover the castle. Pictures of the real castle do not look like stone blocks, rather a smooth surface.  How can I get the aged look/coloring?  Tried practicing, painting brown gel over the fondant and dabbing off but was "too much".  Any suggestions appreciated !

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AZCouture Posted 8 Feb 2013 , 2:39pm
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AFood color powders and an assortment of brushes. Poofy ones for larger areas, smaller ones for tight crevices.

patty7276 Posted 9 Feb 2013 , 12:25am
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ADo you apply them dry?

Crazy-Gray Posted 9 Feb 2013 , 12:31am
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ADry gives you a more subtle highlight, mix with water and you get a stronger effect, but you can always dab the brush on some dry kitchen paper before skimming the brush over your cake to give a softer highlight: you could google the painting tchnique "dry brushing" it might help you a bit. :)

-K8memphis Posted 9 Feb 2013 , 12:32am
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parts of it looks yellow in the pictures i looked up

 

but for the 'aged' part i'd probably dust like AZCouture says using cocoa powder

 

but some of the ivory might need to be pretty dark ivory--

 

yes i'd use the cocoa dry myself

ChristineCMC Posted 9 Feb 2013 , 12:47am
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Oh, I can't wait to see it!
 

patty7276 Posted 9 Feb 2013 , 1:40am
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AChristine, don't get too excited. This will be my first castle! Haha. It is for my daughter, a huge Downton fan, and am pretty sure she will be forgiving of any shortcomings. Thanks, all,for the tips! If you have further ideas or suggestions please send them along!

ChristineCMC Posted 9 Feb 2013 , 3:04am
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I've done a few castle cakes for my kids.  They are intimidating, but I love to make them.   Good Luck
 

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