Fondant Disks And Gold Stenciling

Baking By HajraK Updated 1 Apr 2013 , 8:47am by Evoir

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HajraK Posted 30 Mar 2013 , 2:08am
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Hi all,

 

I want to make these particular cupcakes

http://www.flickr.com/photos/milly_joshi/8028867988/in/photostream/

 

for an upcoming mehndi party. I have the stencils, the hot pink fondant and even gold lustre dust and the Wilton gold spray.

 

So..today was test day,

 

Initially, I tried to see if I could just get the design on the fondant by spraying over the stencil, directly onto the fondant. HUGE MISTAKE -it was a watery mess. Plus I was using icing sugar under the fondant so this made a cloudy mess.

 

Next, I tried using cornstarch instead, to keep the fondant from sticking to the counter top. I then rubbed some margarine on the fondant and then applied the lustre dust over the stencil with a little paintbrush. This worked much better, but there was still some residual cornstarch. I also found that this method required quite a bit of lustre dust. I need to make 24 disks (at least) for the cupcakes and feel like I could easily go through an entire tube of Wilton lustre dust just to get a nice thick gold stencil, as in the picture.

 

Any ideas of a better way I could go about doing this? I have heard of people applying shortening to the brush's bristles, but wouldn't this "clog" up the brush between applications??

 

Any advice is greatly appreciated!

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Cakemommy2012 Posted 30 Mar 2013 , 2:54am
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I've never done this kinda thing before, but would painting a thin layer of piping gel on the surface before you spray work?  it would only need to be enough to make it sticky.  I could be totally wrong too!  LOL good luck!

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Evoir Posted 30 Mar 2013 , 5:45am
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You could try mixing your luster dust with some vodka, or even with a vegetable oil, then applying it over the stencil using a flat sponge or stippling brush.

 

Another good method is using airbrush gold colour to similarly stipple the colour over the stencil.

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HajraK Posted 30 Mar 2013 , 4:15pm
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OK so just to report back on my trial and error - today I slightly modified my plan of attack:

 

I sprayed margarine onto the disk and then tried the spray - again a big mess and I think spray just will not work on a stencil with fondant.

 

Then I tried mixing vodka with the dust, but this was even messier than the spray

 

THEN

 

I rubbed a little but of margarine (I didnt have any shortening) on the fondant disc. Then I rubbed a tiny bit of margarine on the paintbrush bristles. I dipped the brush into the gold lustre dust and then stippled over the stencil. I also took a tiny bit of dust on my finger and rubbed it into the stencils just to see how that would work. This method worked really well and I while the brush did not get clogged, I think after doing a few disks I would just clean it just to make sure the brush was clean enough to be effective. I wish I had an iPhone to post a picture! It looks beautiful!

 

I am still not sure if in the end I will need a ton of dust to get the job done, but this method works the best so far.

 

Thanks for your suggestions!

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Evoir Posted 1 Apr 2013 , 8:47am
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ANo worries, glad the oil route worked :-)

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