do I make this? I have a "pain" customer who's already dickered me out of my delivery fee. She wants a cake that looks like a present witha big fondant bow. No problem. BUT!! She wants the bow to be "pink with green edges". How in the world do I do this? I dont think painting on the green will help since the base will be pink fondant. Please help. Thanks in advance!!
Could you leave the fondant white and then paint on both the pink AND the green?
I hate cheap customers, lol. I would suggest getting out the paint brush and painting on the edges with green food coloring gel. You can water it down if need be with vodka, extracts or cake whitening you can buy at cake stores.
That would be the easiest.
Maybe thin out the edge and then overlay thin green fondant on the edge and give it a gentle press with a rolling pin to fuse them together? Maybe use a few dots of crisco to help seal them together? I've never tried this, but it's all I can think of.
or roll a layer of green... then lay a narrower layer of pink over it... roll them together a bit to make them stick... then the green will be the underside & the edges...
I'd say forget the bow at all until she stops being so cheap! No fee and now she wants extra work?
I know this is a little off topic but I just went to wal-mart and they have a bow there that is white 16.95 Wilton.
Oh and you can use your clay gun and make a round piping put a little water to the edge of the bow and that will add you other color in. I learned how to do the piping with my clay gun on the sides from sharon of sugarshack she has I picture of a baby cake in here photos.
I roll out and cut a strip of fondant the size I want my finished ribbon. Then I roll out and cut a narrow strip in the complimentary color. Put water on the back of the narrow ribbon and place down the center of the wider one. Roll out again and they will flatten out into one. This gives an awesome effect and is easy to do. I have a photo in my gallery of a two-toned purple one and have a two-toned pink one drying in my kitchen now. Good luck!
Pink flamingo, I loved your two-toned purple bow in your galleries, and I think I may try to do that one, since I wanted the loopy type bow. HOWEVER, I also love the idea of the #3 bead piping on the edge of a "regular' bow, and I also think the pearls were pretty, however, she DEF. didn't pay for that kind of work. She is only paying $35 for an 11x15 sheet with the big bow, and a gold luster dust painted image. AND, she's not paying my delivery fee. SO, pearls are out for THIS cake, but I will be trying them soon!!
Everyone here has such AWESOME talent, and your cakes are truly works of art. Thanks for sharing your art and talent with me and everyone else here. This site really is a supportive "bakerhood".
I loved all the pictures posted int his thread...thanks again!
TamiAZ and cakesbyallison, and Pinkflamingo, YOU GUYS ARE BEYOND AMAZING!!! I AM STUNNED AND IN UTTER AWE OF YOUR TALENT!!! YOU MAKE ME WANT TO DO NOTHING BUT BAKE AND DECORATE UNTIL I AM ONLY HALF AS GOOD!!! WOW!!! WHAT TALENTS, ALL THREE OF YOU!! WOW!!!
MelC, I just reread and realized that you had the same idea as pink flamingo. Thanks SO MUCH!!
hi, i found one just like what you need, it is in sugarshack's pics ... talking to here would get you what you need - goodluck!