This is a beautiful technique, do you know what it is called?

Decorating By divinecc Updated 11 Dec 2013 , 1:00am by JanDunlevy

divinecc Posted 9 Dec 2013 , 6:01pm
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Hi, I would like to know how tho achieve the look on the bottom tier. do you know of any tutorials or how it's done, what it's called etc. Thanks!

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liz at sugar Posted 9 Dec 2013 , 6:14pm
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VERY thinly rolled fondant, rolled into roses and stuck on the cake.



Bakers Crush Posted 9 Dec 2013 , 8:47pm
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AActually how i get the look on the top tier?

liz at sugar Posted 9 Dec 2013 , 8:50pm
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Smoothed buttercream or fondant.  Do a search.



morganchampagne Posted 9 Dec 2013 , 9:36pm
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ADo you mean the silver color? It looks like airbrush silver. You could mix silver luster dust with alcohol but I'm not sure it would produce the same look

SPCOhio Posted 9 Dec 2013 , 10:10pm
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Hi, I would like to know how tho achieve the look on the bottom tier. do you know of any tutorials or how it's done, what it's called etc. Thanks!

Here is the link to Sharon Wee's tutorial:!/~/category/id=1739767&offset=0&sort=normal

Bakers Crush Posted 10 Dec 2013 , 12:58am
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AYes the top part. I thought of airbrush but thought that would look too smooth where this one looks like it has some kind of streaking line texture. I dont know maybe thats how im seeing it. Your probably right though. What else could it be.

morganchampagne Posted 10 Dec 2013 , 2:01am
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AThere is something called silver leaf...but it didn't look like that's what it is. To me anyway. If it looks streaked to you it is probably painted on luster dust

costumeczar Posted 10 Dec 2013 , 2:07am
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I did a blog post on that...That one looks like it's painted on, it's not metallic enough to be real silver leaf, which would be shinier.


If you want it to be super metallic-looking you really need to use real silver or gold leaf, though. If it's painted on it relies on the light in the room to  look metallic, to a certain extent. With the leaf it will look metal anyway because it is metal :)

Annabakescakes Posted 10 Dec 2013 , 2:56am
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Is anyone else having deja vous with this thread? I swear there was one just like it like, maybe last week, or am I imagining things? I think it wound up being disco dust.

JWinslow Posted 10 Dec 2013 , 6:37am
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I watched another video by Sharon Zambito on this.  She used the same method  Costumeczar talks about in her blog.  The brush is key to minimizing streaks and it can take about 3 coats.

mcaulir Posted 10 Dec 2013 , 7:20am
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OP, I did a tier like the one at the bottom.


It takes a really long time to do, so make ure you allow a few hours.


I'm not sure if this is how others have done it, but I used a 50/50 mix of gumpaste and fondant, rolled really thin strips and just started in the middle of the big roses and rolled them around, using tylose glue at the base of the strips. I did them flat on the bench and let them dry for about an hour or more, until the strips were a little bit stiff and the glue was tacky before lifting the whole thing up onto the side of the cake.


I found that as I went around with the strips, the base where I was attaching the strips to the inner layer would become smaller than the top, so I rolled a rope of fondant and attached that at the base, before continuing with more strips.


Let the rosettes dry on the cake for a while, then starte filling in with more strips. You'll need kicthen paper, or plastic wrap to help the strips hold their shape while they dry.


You need to roll about 16 million strips. It's a really good workout for the arms and shoulders.

ApplegumPam Posted 10 Dec 2013 , 11:46am
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Patricia is going to Boston in February to teach this

divinecc Posted 10 Dec 2013 , 9:32pm
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AThank you all for your wonderful knowledge! My brother wants this cake for his girlfriends birthday. I knew it would probably take forever, not looking forward to rolling out a bazillion strips. But it's my brother I can't say no :-) Thanks again you have been very helpful!

JanDunlevy Posted 11 Dec 2013 , 1:00am
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AI did this technique using buttercream. Very simple and very fast. Learned it on Going to try and post the pic or the link. If I fail it is in my gallery. [IMG ALT=""][/IMG]

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