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.
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
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 :/
oh if i went colour mist way (i'm in australia) is americolour better than wilton or vice versa?
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?
Of course you can use gold powder or gold leaf. It's food safe.
AAmericolor! Definitely Americolor! Wilton=crap
...Wilton will get the job done in a pinch though.
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.
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 :)