I was sent this photo of a bridal shower cake, and I cannot come up with how the gold accent is done. Not sure if I can get the picture posted in this forum, but I am going to try?
Well, then. Maybe someone can tell me how to post a photo to the forum?
You can't. They might fix that. Do you have a link to the location of the picture?
so you can post a link to it -- go to "gallery" up on the banner under the cc logo and follow the prompts at "add a photo"
first of all i did this from a laptop -- i don't think it's possible on my phone anyhow--
then after the download go back and open it up -- get the address -- then there's a funny off center figure 8 sort of icon at the top of the "reply" box -- there's 20 icons total and it's the 4th one from the last -- follow those prompts
but i just found out you can do the upload then copy and paste from there to the post
...it was driving me crazy that we couldn't post pictures, especially here! I noticed some people were able to so I asked Melmar how it's done. She said copy and paste on a desktop or laptop. I tried to do it directly from my pictures but it didn't work. Then I tried putting the picture in the gallery and then copying and pasting - then bingo!
i would re-create those by
- rolling out some cornstarch infused fondant real thin
- probably roll on a lightly greased surface
- cut out tons of little circles with a little space in between
- remove the excess
- then re-roll them lightly to get the random shaping
- color them
- let them dry
- let them dry maybe put on a form so they are flat against the surface of/for the smaller tiers
That is what I was thinking too. That's going to be a pain. LOL. The total sequin cakes where you can just pile them on and then paint the whole cake in a luster dust seems so much simpler than having to put each one on individually!
the good news is full coverage is on the small tiers and scattered coverage on the large tiers
I guess that's true. Well, maybe I will post a pic when I finish it so you can see the damage! LOL it will not be as pristine as this one was! But it's one of those things, where its a cake that I am doing for a friends daughters bridal shower, and so the $$ is not the same as if it were for someone else. Not that I will cut corners, but I only do this part time anyway, and speed saves me $$ on "friendly cakes"! That sounds awful! You have been such a huge help. I have barely been on this site in forever and haven't posted pics here in lord knows how long. I probably should look through and update my gallery at some point, but now I have another side job and am seriously considering getting out of the cake biz all together!
come to think about it i think i'd try/test modeling choco for this operation then the warmth of you hand could get them to flex for you
but it has to be tested first i don't know for sure
looking forward to seeing your handiwork
i think it has a kind of animal like leopard-y vibe to it in gold
know what else you could do is dot the surface with uneven circular imprints and go back and color them in -- easier still
i mean dot the fondant surface after the cake is final iced --
I just discovered Kara's couture cakes...great videos...One on gelatin sequins. ..maybe that could help....
I just received a picture of they SAME CAKE from a bride. I am trying to decide the lesser of the evils: hand-painting each dot on the cake or hand-gluing each dot on the cake!
I'm leaning toward B: glue - - - Because I can make and paint the sequins ahead of time and recruit helpers to assist with the day-of assembly.
Yoyopof3, we should keep in touch!