How Was This Cake Made?

Decorating By mezmeriize1212 Updated 10 Jan 2014 , 11:56am by MyFairDiva

mezmeriize1212 Posted 9 Jan 2014 , 6:06pm
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What tools would you use to replicate this cake? TIA!

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shanter Posted 9 Jan 2014 , 6:09pm
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I believe the scrollwork on the bottom and top tiers was done with molds.

I' not sure how they did the middle tier--some all-over texture, maybe with a texture mat.

-K8memphis Posted 9 Jan 2014 , 6:33pm
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shanter, mezmiriize, the textured tier looks like little dots like sequins but no holes in the middle like a real sequin--just tons of flat solid gold overlapping random dots

JWinslow Posted 9 Jan 2014 , 6:51pm
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I agree.  The scroll work are molds (the one on the very bottom looks like Marvelous Molds).  I've seen the sequin look on another cake.  You can use a piping tip to make the sequins (a ton of them), let them set up some and apply - then paint the whole tier.  it's a lot of work but it sure is pretty :)

-K8memphis Posted 9 Jan 2014 , 6:54pm
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you mean use a piping tip to get a cutter small enough to cut the dots out of fondant --just clarifying, jw--

MyFairDiva Posted 9 Jan 2014 , 7:08pm
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AI have a question too, is that gold paint edible? I've seen some cakes that looks fantabulous with it but I wonder if it's ok to eat? Is it dust mixed with a liquid to paint?

-K8memphis Posted 9 Jan 2014 , 7:32pm
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dust mixed with alcohol like everclear, vodka, lemon extract, vanilla, almond etc--and i'd guess that was probably non-toxic--code for not edible--


but there's some crystal colors brand that i haven't tried yet that is edible--don't know how it does but apart from that and edible gold leaf--anything that looks that good is likely not edible--


like wilton has an edible that does not even blend into a paint--


i gotta get some of the crystal stuff--


i know costumeczar has mentioned using it before...

JWinslow Posted 9 Jan 2014 , 8:22pm
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Originally Posted by -K8memphis 

you mean use a piping tip to get a cutter small enough to cut the dots out of fondant --just clarifying, jw--

yes :)

Annabakescakes Posted 9 Jan 2014 , 11:25pm
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I would love to know the edible gold stuff you can just paint on too! I really can't see paying $55 to cover a single 8" tier in gold flake, as pretty as it is!

cupcakemaker Posted 9 Jan 2014 , 11:47pm
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ARainbow dust in the uk does edible metallic paints.

cakeyouverymuch Posted 9 Jan 2014 , 11:55pm
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Originally Posted by mezmeriize1212 

What tools would you use to replicate this cake? TIA!



You could contact the baker and ask:

icer101 Posted 10 Jan 2014 , 12:02am
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Would it be this gold leaf product that was used?

howsweet Posted 10 Jan 2014 , 7:05am
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It looks to me like it was painted with gold highlighter. If it was, then the gold parts aren't edible or even non-toxic and would have to be handled carefully to not contaminate the cake.

MyFairDiva Posted 10 Jan 2014 , 11:56am
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AThanks for the inputs! To me it looks painted too but there is no way I could find something like it in Chile. We have some metallic non-toxic paints but they smell foul...! It happened to a baker friend, she wanted to paint some details with silver on a cupcake order, and she did, but it was inedible. We thought the smell would go away but it never did. So never again on something that's meant to be eaten.

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