How To Make Fondant Look Dirty Or Aged?

Decorating By chudimac11 Updated 25 Jul 2014 , 4:42am by radtech

chudimac11 Posted 24 Jul 2014 , 10:24pm
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AI've searched the Internet and can't find any tutorials on how to get the aged or dirty look like this cake... this will be my first attempt at fondant (not replicating this cake exactly). [IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3267918/width/200/height/400[/IMG]

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AZCouture Posted 24 Jul 2014 , 10:27pm
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AVery easily. Dry brush food color powder on in areas in whatever color you need, brown, grey, black, whatever. Or wipe thinned down color, like gels watered down with a bit of vodka, with a paper towel. I add aging effects to a lot of my designs.

TheItalianBaker Posted 24 Jul 2014 , 10:30pm
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Originally Posted by AZCouture 

Very easily. Dry brush food color powder on in areas in whatever color you need, brown, grey, black, whatever. Or wipe thinned down color, like gels watered down with a bit of vodka, with a paper towel. I add aging effects to a lot of my designs.

 AZCouture for president!

AZCouture Posted 24 Jul 2014 , 10:41pm
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 AZCouture for president!

Lol, why?!:oops: :D

TheItalianBaker Posted 24 Jul 2014 , 11:04pm
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'cuz you know everything!!!

AZCouture Posted 24 Jul 2014 , 11:34pm
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'cuz you know everything!!!

Oh shoot….hardly! Ha ha! Thank you though, that's a nice compliment. :)

chudimac11 Posted 24 Jul 2014 , 11:39pm
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AThank you!! I'm going to first experiment with the baseballs themselves, made rice crispy balls, going to cover in molding chocolate and then fondant, similar to the picture. Any tips or good suggestions for the stitching are appreciated! [IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3267926/width/200/height/400[/IMG]

AZCouture Posted 25 Jul 2014 , 12:03am
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I love making baseballs, and for me, there is no quick solution. I snip tiny little pieces of extruded fondant, and poke them into the ball just like real stitching would look like, Takes forever, but the effect is worth it.

AZCouture Posted 25 Jul 2014 , 12:04am
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Well pooh, guess this is the only example I have. I have improved this vastly since I did this a few years back.

 

https://www.facebook.com/YumaCoutureCakes/photos/a.110415355655539.10023.110414962322245/233802583316815/?type=3&theater

FlourPots Posted 25 Jul 2014 , 1:49am
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You can also use cocoa powder to "age" your design...

AZCouture Posted 25 Jul 2014 , 2:22am
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AI ran out of brown powder quite a while ago and use cocoa powder now.

AZCouture Posted 25 Jul 2014 , 2:22am
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A(Wonders if that little pot of brown powder [I]was[/I] cocoa powder.)

radtech Posted 25 Jul 2014 , 4:42am
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I also agree with using cocoa powder.  That is what I used to get the aged look  on the baseball cake that I posted in my photos.  I used a dry bush to apply it!  Good Luck!

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