How To Give Fondant The Look Of Velvet

Decorating By petunia Updated 14 Mar 2013 , 11:25am by petunia

petunia Posted 13 Mar 2013 , 2:31pm
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I have to make several types of sugar flowers for a cake, one of them is lambs ear.  Are there any suggestions on how to give fondant the appearance of velvet?  Thanks for your help :)

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joabra83 Posted 13 Mar 2013 , 3:40pm
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Hi there!



Why don't you buy a piece of fabric and use it ;-)

-K8memphis Posted 13 Mar 2013 , 4:01pm
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Originally Posted by ddaigle

I asked this question last December and kept the response:

Get some petal dust or powder food color and a sea sponge from a craft store. You want to add some grain alcohol to the color to make a fairly thick paste and dab it all over. You want a section to dry before you attempt to go back over it if needed. With a little practice, it'll look just like velvet.

You can make any color, but the trick is to start with a paler base color for the fondant.



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joabra83 Posted 13 Mar 2013 , 4:10pm
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mmmmmmmmcake1954 Posted 13 Mar 2013 , 4:58pm
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Hi Petunia, I am sure that I have seen a spray that gives a velvet effect, you may be able to use this on fondant or gu paste. Hope this helps.

petunia Posted 14 Mar 2013 , 11:25am
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Thanks, everyone, for your suggestions.  I will check them out and let you know how it goes :)

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