Types Of Icing

Baking By saraandi Updated 30 Mar 2014 , 3:23am by saraandi

saraandi Posted 14 Mar 2014 , 6:51am
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AHi I am new on this site and don't know how to post my question on forum. My question is that what type of colourful shinny and glossy icing( not fondant) is used for many cakes like superman cake or any other character cakes It's texture is smooth and liquidy like royal icing but I am sure it's not royal icing please help

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morganchampagne Posted 14 Mar 2014 , 7:15am
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ADo you have a picture? If its shiny...it might very well be fondant.. they just hit it with a steamer to make it shiny

saraandi Posted 14 Mar 2014 , 8:27am
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AHi I am trying to attach the picture but unable to do it. It was supper man cake with supper man logo outer area was butter icing though but the superman logo was thin icing something like thin royal icing any idea

saraandi Posted 14 Mar 2014 , 8:31am
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AThis was the cake Morgan

ItsTerriC Posted 14 Mar 2014 , 12:22pm
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That emblem looks like Color-Flow to me. I'm not a pro, and it's been 25 years since I used it, so I wouldn't be able to offer any instructions. I do remember it being fairly easy and really nice looking.

AnnieCahill Posted 14 Mar 2014 , 1:34pm
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My vote is for Color Flow as well.

saraandi Posted 14 Mar 2014 , 1:38pm
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ACan you please explain what exactly color flow is and how can you create this any recipes? Thanks

saraandi Posted 14 Mar 2014 , 2:04pm
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AThe icing wasn't hard, but if its a color flow which I think is like royal icing then it should be hard but it wasn't may be it takes more than 3 hours to set the icing what are your suggestions?

morganchampagne Posted 14 Mar 2014 , 2:16pm
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AYeah I'm going to say color flow...and for a piece that size its going to take way more than 4 hours to set...possibly up to 2 days..

I haven't really worked with color flow so I can't offer you any tips on how to make it or how it works. Google about it and I'm sure something will come up!

saraandi Posted 14 Mar 2014 , 4:17pm
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AThanks for the suggestions

Teddi A Posted 26 Mar 2014 , 4:14am
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Color-Flow Icing.  Look up the following:  www.wilton.com/idea/Color-Flow

Also check on You-Tube for color-flow videos. 

Any Wilton Yearbook should have the recipe as well as basic techniques for Color-Flow.

(Available at Wal-Mart, Target,  Michaels, Jo-Ann Fabrics . . . )

saraandi Posted 26 Mar 2014 , 6:44am
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AThank you so much

MBalaska Posted 26 Mar 2014 , 6:57am
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I've seen all of these icings used in this manner.

  • melted AMBC
  • corn syrup glace
  • melted, colored marshmallow creme
  • color flow

saraandi Posted 27 Mar 2014 , 1:35pm
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AWhat is AMBC?

AnnieCahill Posted 27 Mar 2014 , 2:10pm
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American buttercream maybe...powdered sugar, fat of your choice, flavorings, liquid to thin.

saraandi Posted 30 Mar 2014 , 3:23am
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AHi I have a question can I put cmc or tylose in fondant for covering cake to prevent from condensation. I know cmc and tylose is used for making flowers but recently I made a fondant cake that became sticky as soon as I put fondant on it. My cake was iced with flour based chocolate icing. I saw a cake from a bakery that's fondant was hard like they have put cmc or tylose or mixture ofgumpaste in it to prevent from wetting. Can I use little cmc in my fondant to cover my cake from condensation any suggestions will be appreciated

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