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post #16 of 30
They all look really great. KHalstead that leaf of yours is off the charts!
post #17 of 30
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I wanted to say thank you for everyone's help, like usual! icon_smile.gif Here are some of the acorns and chocolate leaves i've done so far, and have some gum paste leaves yet to do!
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post #18 of 30
Great job. They look fantastic!
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post #19 of 30
did you use a mold for the leaves??
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post #20 of 30
Ok, I finally just downloaded two different cakes I did last year where I made autumn leaves. One of the cakes has pumpkins and acorns on it as well.
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post #21 of 30
Ok - I have to try these this week for a wedding cake. I am going to airbrush the leaves though - but this post has given me some great ideas, thanks to everyone who posted pics!

Does anyone have an easy way to vein the leaves? (there really isn't a shortcut, I am just hoping for one!) icon_wink.gif
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post #22 of 30
Loucinda-
Well....... what I've done (since I didn't want to buy the expensive veiners) is buy silk leaves and pull the plastic veins off the back of the leaves. Then I press those veins into the cut out leaves. Depending on the leaf, I can lift and press it again several times until I get the look I want. Corn husks also work great for veining some leaves.
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post #23 of 30
What are the acorns made of?? They look great!
post #24 of 30
Here is what I came up with - I used gumpaste, I first colored some of the gumpaste yellow and left some of it white. I then cut them out (just used the wilton leaf cutters) and then hand veined them with a boning tool. After they were really dry, I airbrushed them. I love how they turned out - and the acorns are the caramel trick posted on this thread (missdawn??) Thank you for all the inspiration for this cake, I really LOVE how it turned out! (if you look really close at the close up of the leaves you can see a maple leaf hiding that has a big black spot on it - it looked really real!)

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1500879
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post #25 of 30
Your leaves and acrorn are absolutely stunning. I'm so glad you posted the link with a picture. GREAT JOB!
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post #26 of 30
Anyone made leaves out of modeling chocolate? Would that work?? I've never rolled it -- so I haven't the foggiest if it'll roll thin enough? Does the modeling chocolate dry like fondant or gp (as in enough to handle and give some dimension?)
post #27 of 30
I tried to attach the photo of mine, but can't figure it out. In my photos, I have some leaves that I made out of melted chocolate and real leaves. The acorns are fondant. Both are brushed with lustre dust.
post #28 of 30
Those look really nice!
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post #29 of 30
Suzie...I wish I knew how to attach a photo also. I left a comment on your photo. Just wanted you to know what a beautiful job those leaves are. I made some chocolate rose leaves the same way many years ago and have since forgotten all about it. (One of the many "perks" that come with advancing age!) Now that I am making cakes I am glad to have my memory refreshed. There is nothing like what nature made to make an accurate mold. ( I am just sorry that all my beautiful leaves are all over the ground. They do lack beauty though, when they need raking!) They look really nice.
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post #30 of 30
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Originally Posted by Cheerio623

I wanted to say thank you for everyone's help, like usual! icon_smile.gif Here are some of the acorns and chocolate leaves i've done so far, and have some gum paste leaves yet to do!



They look fantastic!
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