How To Make This Cake Look "dirty"?

Decorating By cakechic87 Updated 22 Jan 2014 , 3:12pm by cakechic87

cakechic87 Posted 21 Jan 2014 , 3:40pm
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How do you get this cake to look dirty/dusty? Brush on cocoa powder maybe? ....


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ChiCakeLady75 Posted 21 Jan 2014 , 5:07pm
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I've done a cake with a similar dirty look to it! I personally used Cocoa colored petal dust and just dusted it on VERY lightly, it came out perfectly! 

cakechic87 Posted 21 Jan 2014 , 9:13pm
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Thanks! Do you think this could be done on a buttercream cake also?

radtech Posted 21 Jan 2014 , 9:29pm
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ACakechic87, I made this cake for my daughter's baby shower and I used dried cocoa powder and lightly brushed it on. It works like a charm! Dip your dry brush in the cocoa and tap off the excess so you don't overdo it. Not sure about this techique on buttercream but if it a crusting buttercream I would imagine it would work. Good luck!

cakechic87 Posted 22 Jan 2014 , 3:12pm
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Thank you so much for your help!! The cake is adorable

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