How Can I Acheive This Color?

Decorating By Soniabean Updated 6 Aug 2008 , 3:31pm by Soniabean

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Soniabean Posted 5 Aug 2008 , 3:39pm
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Hi Everyone,
I was asked by a friend to make a cake in the shape of the Remy Martin Cognac bottle pictured below for her mom's 50th birthday. I have never done a "bottle" shape cake before. I am going to lie the bottle flat against a cake board and not make it free standing. My main concern is getting the color right. Does anyone know how I can create the nice amber color of the cognac? I will be covering the cake in fondant and I don't have an airbrush. I was thinking of sponging the color on. Does this sound like a good idea? Is there a luster dust that comes in an amber color? Any other tips would be appreciated.

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valbos22 Posted 5 Aug 2008 , 8:43pm
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There is a Wilton Color gel called Camel and I combined it with Piping gel to get the amber-ish color on my leopard. I am not as versed in fondant but I "think" you could combine a little of the camel color with vodka to paint it on fondant?

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GenGen Posted 5 Aug 2008 , 9:17pm
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just paint the cognac on there (just kidding honest) looks yummy though.. lovely style bottle would make an excellent cake icon_smile.gif

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Soniabean Posted 6 Aug 2008 , 3:31pm
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Thanks for your help icon_smile.gif

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