I have been asked to make a cake similar to the picture below.
I was wondering if anyone has any tips on how to tackle the gold strips? Do you think it would be best to stick on the fondant strips first then paint them gold? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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Hi Hellosweetness, without even seeing the picture, I can tell you that I personally paint fondant items in gold before I put them on a cake. I first airbrush in gold sheen and then use a gold highlighter to dust (dry) on top of the the already airbrushed piece using a soft brush. If I tried to do that when the strips would already be on the cake then I would either overspray or get gold dust all over the rest of the cake.
Hope that helps?
Thanks for your help! :)
Frank68...Your right, I think painting the strips gold, prior to placing on the cake, would cause less mess. Its like an Art Deco sort of looking cake...Great Gatsby theme as mentioned before. Black with a lot of detail (gold strips).
Thanks again for your help. :)