Pheoner Posted 24 Mar 2013 , 10:04am
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Hi Guys

 

Ive been asked to quote for this cake but ive never used gold before. How would i achieve this look? And for the zebra print is it just a matter of cutting black strips then rolling onto the gold?

Any help would be awesome!!

 

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ashleabrowncake Posted 24 Mar 2013 , 11:57am
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AYep, just cut them out and stick them on. however i find the diamonds are a lot harder than they look. I would be interested to see if anyone has any good tips for doing them. and as for the gold I would probably just airbrush it with Americolour gold mist.

kristinhintz88 Posted 24 Mar 2013 , 12:42pm
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Hello!  I've found the best way to achieve this gold look is to color your base fondant a pale yellow color or close to a "Winnie the Pooh" color; don't get it too "electric yellow" though.  After you get the cake covered, I'd airbrush it to get an even look.  Americolor has a "Gold Sheen" airbrush color that works nicely.  http://www.countrykitchensa.com/shop/food-items/gold-sheen-amerimist-air-brush-color/46/535/1860/640801/

If you don't have an airbrush and want to paint it, here's what I'd use:  https://www.slice-heaven.com/store/show/GEG2020

 

As for the zebra stripes- you've got it!  Just roll gumpaste or fondant and randomly cut stripes and attach to the cake. 

 

I agree with ashleabrowncake: The diamonds can be tricky to get them to line up right; I would suggest getting this nice pack of graduated diamond cutters made by Ateco.  I like these because you can adjust the size of the diamond based on the diameter of your cake.  Here's the website!  http://www.thebakerskitchen.net/8-pcdiamondcutterset.aspx

 

 

 

GOOD LUCK!  icon_biggrin.gif

-Kristin

Pheoner Posted 24 Mar 2013 , 11:54pm
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Yea i dont have a airbrush - thats my next major purchase haha. I have done a cake with diamonds before and i hand cut them out and yes it was extremely painful!! So yes investing in a diamond cutter will be a must!

Thanks for your help! Now to price the thing :/

Pheoner Posted 25 Mar 2013 , 12:08am
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oh if i went colour mist way (i'm in australia) is americolour better than wilton or vice versa?

MARILYN CHILTON Posted 25 Mar 2013 , 12:17am
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You can use powdered gold! or gold leaf. It's not nutritious, but it is gorgeous and completely safe to ingest. What's your customer willing to pay?

 

www.marilynchilton.com

MARILYN CHILTON Posted 25 Mar 2013 , 12:19am
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Of course you can use gold powder or gold leaf.  It's food safe.

 

Marilyn Chilton

http://www.marilynchilton.com

manddi Posted 25 Mar 2013 , 1:35am
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AAmericolor! Definitely Americolor! Wilton=crap

...Wilton will get the job done in a pinch though.

scrumdiddlycakes Posted 25 Mar 2013 , 1:36am
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Colour mist is a touch more yellowy than the americolour, but very close to the colour in the picture you posted, and I find it needs 1 or 2 more coats as well.

I use to use both before I got an airbrusher.

Pheoner Posted 25 Mar 2013 , 1:59am

Thanks for all your help guys! I gave the woman a quote ($450) but apparently she has another one for nearly half my price ($250). I was going to have to reinforce extremely well as she wanted to transport via car to a venue 7 hours away! So good luck to the woman working for nothing haha. Maybe i was too high? oh well. Good information to keep for next time :)

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