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am going to attempt a downton abbey cake using ivory fondant tof cover the castle. Pictures of the real castle do not look like stone blocks, rather a smooth surface.  How can I get the aged look/coloring?  Tried practicing, painting brown gel over the fondant and dabbing off but was "too much".  Any suggestions appreciated !

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Food color powders and an assortment of brushes. Poofy ones for larger areas, smaller ones for tight crevices.
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"I can do that, because this is my sandbox and I've got the bullsh*% shovel." ~Dianne Sylvan, Author and Lunatic
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Do you apply them dry?
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Dry gives you a more subtle highlight, mix with water and you get a stronger effect, but you can always dab the brush on some dry kitchen paper before skimming the brush over your cake to give a softer highlight: you could google the painting tchnique "dry brushing" it might help you a bit. icon_smile.gif
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parts of it looks yellow in the pictures i looked up

 

but for the 'aged' part i'd probably dust like AZCouture says using cocoa powder

 

but some of the ivory might need to be pretty dark ivory--

 

yes i'd use the cocoa dry myself

my cookies are prettier than your cookies because this is the second time i substituted my opalescent sanding sugar when i ran out of sugar to make the batch ha!

 

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my cookies are prettier than your cookies because this is the second time i substituted my opalescent sanding sugar when i ran out of sugar to make the batch ha!

 

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Oh, I can't wait to see it!
 

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Christine, don't get too excited. This will be my first castle! Haha. It is for my daughter, a huge Downton fan, and am pretty sure she will be forgiving of any shortcomings.
Thanks, all,for the tips! If you have further ideas or suggestions please send them along!
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I've done a few castle cakes for my kids.  They are intimidating, but I love to make them.   Good Luck
 

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