How To Get Matte Finish In A Marshmallow Type Frosting???

Decorating By KJ62798 Updated 13 Nov 2016 , 11:54pm by remnant3333

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KJ62798 Posted 25 Oct 2016 , 5:33am
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My cousin is asking for a rustic wedding cake where the ridges, texture etc of the frosting are toasted or caramelized with a culinary torch.

I know I can't get the toasted effect with a standard buttercream. I tested out a brown sugar marshmallow style frosting that tastes fabulous & toasts beautifully.

The only issue is that the overall look of the frosting is glossy.  The bride wants matte.

Does this unicorn combination exist? Can someone point me toward a toastable frosting with a dry/matte look?  Or is it impossible to get both matte and capable of being caramelized in the same recipe?

TIA

Kristy


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KJ62798 Posted 25 Oct 2016 , 6:33pm
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KJ62798 Posted 25 Oct 2016 , 6:34pm
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The cake above is the "look" she wants.  I'm not convinced that it was done with frosting--I think it is fondant but the bride thinks otherwise.

Any clues on how this was done?  Frosting that is singed?  Fondant ruffles?

The goal was a "simple rustic" cake but the whole glossy/matte conversation is making it more.

THANKS!

K

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mattyeatscakes Posted 25 Oct 2016 , 8:26pm
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hi @KJ298, the cake that you have attached does not look like a buttercream covered cake. The cake is covered in thin fondant strips and the edges are lined and painted (probably with gel colour mixed with vodka) or even highlighted with highlighter/petal dust.

Hopefully someone else will chime in. good luck :)



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KJ62798 Posted 25 Oct 2016 , 8:34pm
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I was actually able to contact the baker on that cake and it IS fondant strips.  I suspected that it was but my cousin was convinced otherwise.

Now to see what the latest plan is.

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Cwelch0011 Posted 27 Oct 2016 , 12:32pm
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Yep definitely a fondant cake with the tips brushed! You can do a cake in large buttercream ruffles and paint just the tips of them as well when they dry! It won't look exactly the same but is still very pretty! I have some on my page that has small buttercream ruffles with gold tips! www.facebook.com/carriescakesandcreations 

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SweetNeddy Posted 27 Oct 2016 , 1:46pm
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I wonder if after frosting with the marshmallow frosting, you dusted everything with powdered sugar - very lightly - if that might tone down the shine? Kind of like powdering a shiny nose.

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KJ62798 Posted 13 Nov 2016 , 9:01pm
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Thanks for all the ideas everyone.  We finally decided on rustic buttercream with a faux toasting effect.  I textured the BC and then went back and lightly painted the edges with food color & vodka to give it the look of a singed edge.  Not bad for my first significant cake in 2 years.[postimage id="5681" thumb="900"]

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SweetNeddy Posted 13 Nov 2016 , 9:03pm
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Beautiful! 

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remnant3333 Posted 13 Nov 2016 , 11:54pm
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Great job!!!

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