becsboots Posted 14 Feb 2014 , 11:38pm
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AProbably a silly question but I'm making a cake for someone (game of thrones) they want the cake covered in white fondant with red blood on top dripping down the cake with a throne on top....ssooo my question is will the red blood wet icing seep into the white fondant when I poor it on top creating colour runs and an ugly looking disaster? I'm new to royal icing only used it on bikkies!

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sugarflorist Posted 15 Feb 2014 , 12:20pm
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if the royal icing is pouring consistency and really deep in colour then yes the colour will bleed into the white fondant. the problem is that the wet RI will dissolve the fondant and take up the colour. 

 

i have not tried this effect so someone on here might be of more help. but have you thought about using piping jell or perhaps cutting fondant into shape to look like dripping blood

becsboots Posted 15 Feb 2014 , 12:40pm
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AI live in country australia and supplies are limited unless I order which I don't have time for.... I have thought about rolling fondant but just thought letting a liquid run would have a better effect but yes worries about it seeping/bleeding!

sugarflorist Posted 15 Feb 2014 , 12:51pm
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I live in country australia and supplies are limited unless I order which I don't have time for.... I have thought about rolling fondant but just thought letting a liquid run would have a better effect but yes worries about it seeping/bleeding!

have you thought about RI run outs - allowing them to dry out then applying them to the cake.

becsboots Posted 15 Feb 2014 , 1:09pm
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AWow great idea! See I knew asking on here would be an awesome idea!! Haha

Any tips on doing that? As I'd like it to run down the sides a bit too.... Baking paper over a cake tin?? Like I said totally new to royal icing

sugarflorist Posted 15 Feb 2014 , 1:33pm
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Wow great idea! See I knew asking on here would be an awesome idea!! Haha

Any tips on doing that? As I'd like it to run down the sides a bit too.... Baking paper over a cake tin?? Like I said totally new to royal icing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuizKmo9iec this tutorial is on royal icing (English methods)  we have so may years experience with royal icing and i wanted to give you a reliable source. 

 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgkwX-uOK4c this is the type of flooding that will work for you. if you want it to drip off the cake just draw up your design so that the pieces  fit together like a puzzle.
 
the presenter suggest that it drys overnight - that is not my experience i generally allow three days drying time and it needs to be left in the air and low humidity.
 
when making up your icing because you are using one colour, colour it as you make it. dont forget that royal icing needs to sit for 24 hours before you use is. don't be tempted to miss this step.
nikki1227 Posted 15 Feb 2014 , 1:49pm
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What about red piping gel? I have never had my colored gel run into fondant. Just a thought.

becsboots Posted 15 Feb 2014 , 10:07pm
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AThanks a bunch sugar florist ! That's a big help! Better get it!! If it fails I'll have to use fondant.... We are very muggy here at the moment :(

sugarflorist Posted 16 Feb 2014 , 5:25am
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AYou can try to dry it out in a really low oven

becsboots Posted 16 Feb 2014 , 11:04am

AOh wow u are full of awesome ideas!! Thank you ssooo much!!

cazza1 Posted 16 Feb 2014 , 12:06pm

becsboots I live in country W.A. and we can buy red piping gel at coles in a little tube.  It is called writing gel or something like that in the baking section.  If you have a coles it would be worth looking.

becsboots Posted 16 Feb 2014 , 12:08pm

AI will have a look tomorrow but from what I've seen the tubes are small.... I need it to be a puddle of blood running down the cake

Thanks heaps I'll def check it out

becsboots Posted 16 Feb 2014 , 12:09pm

A[IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3187148/width/200/height/400[/IMG]

sugarflorist Posted 16 Feb 2014 , 3:37pm

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A RI run out would work well for this design. Having said that I am sure I have seen a piping gel recipe on Google might even be on here.

becsboots Posted 16 Feb 2014 , 9:09pm

AJust a half asleep thought..... I'm wondering whether red candy melts with a bit extra red colour will work.....

sugarflorist Posted 17 Feb 2014 , 11:16am

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Just a half asleep thought..... I'm wondering whether red candy melts with a bit extra red colour will work.....

I have never worked with candy melts. But I think you will be able to see the fondant through the candy. Hopefully someone on here will be able to give better advice than I

becsboots Posted 17 Feb 2014 , 1:21pm

AUpdate..... So runout didn't set enough for me to move onto cake

So I made some more royal icing poured it straight onto the cake!! NAILED IT! All the worry over nothing!! Colour did not bleed!!

becsboots Posted 17 Feb 2014 , 1:22pm

A[IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3188003/width/200/height/400[/IMG]

sugarflorist Posted 17 Feb 2014 , 1:51pm

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Update..... So runout didn't set enough for me to move onto cake

So I made some more royal icing poured it straight onto the cake!! NAILED IT! All the worry over nothing!! Colour did not bleed!!

Great! On occasions it is nice to be wrong lol

becsboots Posted 17 Feb 2014 , 1:53pm

AThanks for all your help

sugarflorist Posted 17 Feb 2014 , 1:54pm

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Thanks for all your help

Pleasure ;)

sugarflorist Posted 17 Feb 2014 , 1:55pm

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Wow did not realise this was it. Looks great.

becsboots Posted 17 Feb 2014 , 1:57pm

AThank you!

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