Making fondant look rusty

Decorating By CupcakesbyJade Updated 25 Jun 2014 , 4:57pm by lisheroo

CupcakesbyJade Posted 20 Jan 2014 , 1:46am
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AI need help with a new cake I've been asked to do. How do I make fondant look like it's been rusting away like a car. Including a pic for this but it's not the clearest. TIA[IMG ALT=""][/IMG]

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gigiel Posted 20 Jan 2014 , 2:16am
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Are you familiar with 'Luster Dust' or 'Pearl Dust' or even Wilton 'Color Dust'? 

The Wilton 'Color Dust' is sold @ Hobby Lobby and perhaps if you use their brown, that'd work.  It adds a matte looking finish to fondant decorations.  Just brush it on in the spots where you are trying to get that rusty look.:)

cakeyouverymuch Posted 20 Jan 2014 , 4:38am
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I used CK terracotta coloured dust on the watering can here:

Nadiaa Posted 20 Jan 2014 , 7:21am
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I love that watering can, cakeyouverymuch!!! Is the handle and spout made from fondant? The ladybirds on it are too cute :)

cakeyouverymuch Posted 20 Jan 2014 , 8:01pm
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Actually, both are a fondant/gum paste mix.  I used coat hanger wire covered with bendy straws for the shape of the handle and spout and covered them with a 50/50 mix of fondant and gum paste then attached long wooden skewers to the ends.  I stuck them into Styrofoam dummies to dry a bit.  Before attaching them to the cake itself I ran more soda straws through the cake to the board and inserted the skewers all the way into the board inside the straws. To make it work you have to anticipate the angle at which the straw/skewer combination needs to run through the cake to allow the skewer to hit the board, otherwise the weight of the handle or spout can pull itself out of the cake, tearing a hole as it goes. 

CupcakesbyJade Posted 20 Jan 2014 , 9:00pm
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AWhat is "CK" brand? I'm just wondering if places carry that brand in Canada

cakeyouverymuch Posted 21 Jan 2014 , 3:49am
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Thank you.  Its one of my favorites among my own cakes.  If you do one, make sure you post pictures.

Nadiaa Posted 21 Jan 2014 , 5:08am
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I will for sure :) I have a couple of kids birthday cakes coming up and then I'll have time to do something fun for me :)

lisheroo Posted 25 Jun 2014 , 4:57pm
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I know this is an old post but I just recently did horseshoes for my friends wedding and it was so easy to do it and they look amazing...  I took white fondant  to make the horseshoe then I too the wilton color mist in black and sprayed the whole shoe while it was still  wet I sprayed a lil silver  color mist on it.. which led the black to bleed a lil and made a brownish color then I took CK metallic gold glitter dust and while the shoes were still very tacky I to a fluffy brush dipped it into the gold and then onto the show it make it textured and gave a hint of gold then I took CK orange glitter dust and did the same thing with it... since the shoe was still tacky and wet it made the glitter dust a lil grainy on the shoe so that it looked worn and like the rust was coming off it. was very happy with the outcome heres a picture

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