I've got my first wedding cake to do this year and the girl wants a cake like this
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She want glitter swirls on the sides of the cake but the icing is to be white with white swirls, starting darker and lighting as you go up the tiers. I was going to use wilton piping gel in white but I have two problems
1 I would need to mix or make my own silver gel for the bottom tier. Can I do this with dust and piping gel? Also, how do I apply it? With a brush?
2 I've read that piping gel doesn't dry. I'm concerned the cake may be bumped and the swirls damaged. Is this true?
Is this the best way to create this look or is there a better way? Also, she wants the swirls only half way up, to the second tier. Do you think this will look ok?
I really appreciate any suggestions.