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.