Everyone is talking about Fifty Shades of Grey, aren’t they? I have not read the book nor watched the movie, but I was sure excited when these cupcakes with the toppers were ordered recently for a party. The toppers are all made out of fondant mixed with a little tylose powder. I drew the templates on a piece of cardstock and used that to cut out the neck ties, masks, and handcuffs out of fondant. The book and the keys were made by hand. The toppers were painted in silver food color diluted with a bit of vodka.
For all those who want to know more about the stained glass cake I made the other day, I have put together this simple tutorial on how to create the stained glass effect.
1. Start with a clean, smooth fondant-covered cake surface.
2. Transfer the design onto the cake.
Since mine was a fairly simple design, I drew it free hand directly on the cake using an edible ink pen.
3. Pipe the outlines using black royal icing.
I also added some random background lines to give it that characteristic stained glass effect.
4. Fill in the designs with color using a small paint brush .
I used gel colors mixed with piping gel to get the shiny stained glass appearance.
5. Fill in the background.
I mixed a little yellow gel color with a bit of vodka to thin it out and used that to paint the background.