I would love some ideas on how to create a sepia or old world background effect on fondant. Can anyone assist please?
Just a total guess. Try lightening w/ *powder* color w/cornstarch and brushing it very lightly in a streaked fashion.
AAre you asking about the color or the technique? Guess airbrush would be best...in a light and medium brown. If you don't have an airbrush, powdered colors as kakeladi said.
Are you asking about the color or the technique?
Guess airbrush would be best...in a light and medium brown.
If you don't have an airbrush, powdered colors as kakeladi said.
Thank you julia1812.
I'm after any ideas at all. I don't have an airbrush but will experiment with powdered colours.
I'm thinking of tearing out a variety of photos and pasting them on paper to create a collage effect (or a decoupage effect) and then making an edible print of this to apply to fondant. One thought I am having now is to print out some nice antique-looking paper for the background rather than painting the fondant. (My original thought was to make an edible print decoupage directly on the fondant but I think my new idea will be much simpler and cheaper.)
I'd be happy to hear any thoughts on these ideas or any other suggestions.
AThere are no edible prints available here, but I've seen and tasted them elsewhere. Not impressed by the taste at all, but that's only my personal opinion. What I am thinking about is how do you want to cover the entire cake with it? Even if it is stretchy like fondant, I guess stretched faces etc might look a bit funny. Unless you do a squared cake and be very careful what to do at the corners. Or a round one where you only do the sides. What exactly is the cake going to look like anyway and for what occasion? Can you give me more information on this?
AI've done something similar with paint. On a cake, I would lighten a brown food coloring with water and use a paper towel to dab it lightly on the fondant in a patina kind of way. Try it out on a small piece of rolled fondant first and see if that will give you the look you are wanting.
..........I would lighten a brown food coloring with water and use a paper towel to dab it lightly on the fondant in a patina kind of way.......
This is another good idea.
I've used edible prints - way back - using wafer paper and there is little to no taste.
Thank you to everyone for your suggestions and comments. I wasn't past the thinking it out stage when I first posted. I was awake at 3 am this morning, still thinking it out, and decided to get up and work on it. So I searched for pictures with musical, romantic and fairy themes, as well as a soft antique paper for the background. I printed them out, tore them out and made some collages and then printed those out. I think they look fine.
My next step is to have some edible images made of them and attach them around the side of a round cake, adding a little gold leaf. This will, probably, be one of three tiers for a small casual wedding cake for my niece. (Numbers have just trebled from 10 people to 30.) I plan on making two of the tiers dummy cakes. I'm thinking of covering the smallest tier with gold leaf and the middle tier either with fondant pearls or ruffle flowers, using ruffle flowers and/or pearls to adorn each tier.
The bride would like some hearts incorporated. I have a mould for a lovely large filigreed heart and would like to place it somewhere, surrounded with pearls - just have to work out how to do this without overdoing it.
I've used edible prints several times before and I quite like them. This will be my first time at covering a large surface with them.
Thank you again for your support.