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Royal Icing and Metallic Paint


Royal Icing and Metallic Paint

YOU WILL NEED
Ingredients
  • ProGel – Sky Blue & Peach
  • Metallic Food Paints – Pearlescent Peach
  • 6 in (15cm) Round Cake, 5in in depth
  • 8 in (20cm) Round Cake, 5 in depth
  • Sugarpaste
  • Tylo Powder
  • Royal Icing in a piping bag
YOU WILL NEED
Tools
  • 10 in (25.5cm) Round Cake Drum Board
  • 6 in (15cm) Round 1mm Thin Cake Board
  • Small Leaf Plunger Cutter
  • Tracing Paper
  • Pencil
  • Scriber
  • No 1 Piping Tube
  • Paint Brush
Method
Instructions
  • Colour 2500g of white sugarpaste using Sky Blue ProGel, adding a small amount at a time to the desired shade. Then roll out and cover each tier, leaving overnight to firm. Once dry, stack and dowel your cake ready for decorating.
  • Using the remainder of the white sugarpaste, colour this using Peach ProGel, adding 1tsp of tylo powder and knead in well. Make up small moulded roses and buds and leave to one side to dry firm. Next roll out the remainder of the peach sugarpaste using the leaf plunger to cut out your leaves. Leave these to dry on a crumpled piece of foil.
  • Once you have chosen a pattern for your cake side design, trace the pattern onto tracing paper. Then place the paper onto the side of your cake using a little trex (vegetable fat) underneath to help hold the paper onto the cake whilst you transfer the pattern using a scriber. Repeat all around each tier of cake. Then pipe over the pattern using royal icing and leave this to dry before painting over this with peach paint.
  • To finish, attach all roses, buds and leaves to your cake with royal icing.
Tips
Tips
  • This way of painting, highlights delicate areas of colour to your cakes, especially when you are creating a wedding cake design.
  • Start off by using a simple design till you are confident enough to do a more intricate pattern.
  • Patterns are easily assessable on the web for you to download and trace, especially if you are not confident enough to pipe freehand.