Ive been asked to quote for this cake but ive never used gold before. How would i achieve this look? And for the zebra print is it just a matter of cutting black strips then rolling onto the gold?
Any help would be awesome!!
Hello! I've found the best way to achieve this gold look is to color your base fondant a pale yellow color or close to a "Winnie the Pooh" color; don't get it too "electric yellow" though. After you get the cake covered, I'd airbrush it to get an even look. Americolor has a "Gold Sheen" airbrush color that works nicely. http://www.countrykitchensa.com/shop/food-items/gold-sheen-amerimist-air-brush-color/46/535/1860/640801/
If you don't have an airbrush and want to paint it, here's what I'd use: https://www.slice-heaven.com/store/show/GEG2020
As for the zebra stripes- you've got it! Just roll gumpaste or fondant and randomly cut stripes and attach to the cake.
I agree with ashleabrowncake: The diamonds can be tricky to get them to line up right; I would suggest getting this nice pack of graduated diamond cutters made by Ateco. I like these because you can adjust the size of the diamond based on the diameter of your cake. Here's the website! http://www.thebakerskitchen.net/8-pcdiamondcutterset.aspx
Thanks for all your help guys! I gave the woman a quote ($450) but apparently she has another one for nearly half my price ($250). I was going to have to reinforce extremely well as she wanted to transport via car to a venue 7 hours away! So good luck to the woman working for nothing haha. Maybe i was too high? oh well. Good information to keep for next time :)