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how do I 'antique' my cake?!!

post #1 of 7
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I'm making a birthday cake for a woman who loves anything old. I've tried to find info on 'tea' staining online but nothingicon_sad.gif I'm pretty sure I don't want to airbrush because I'm not that experienced with details. I think I read something a while ago about someone using vanilla extract on fondant? I'd love to cover the cake in buttercream icing but not sure if it's paintable? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!
post #2 of 7
I read a tutorial not that long ago (forget where tho! maybe half baked? the cake was teal blue). What they did was liberally brush on a colour (in your case a tan/brown) and then blot most of it off with a paper towel. I think this would give you the teas stained look.
post #3 of 7
A light dusting of cocoa powder should work
post #4 of 7
Was it a dry brush or color or a wet color?
post #5 of 7
it was wet - i think maybe even just get colour diluted a smidge with vodka, but still pretty thick
post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 
I'm going to try the cocoa first on a test piece!! Thanks for the quick responsesicon_smile.gif)
post #7 of 7
If your buttercream is cold and hard, you can paint on it with no problem. I think sponging with a very light brown color would give you a lovely effect. Perhaps use two colors for more depth. Gel color thinned with lemon extract (it dries faster than vodka).

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