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Peacock Feathers

A simple and elegant way to create a realistic edible Peacock Feather out of gum paste!

By Joyce Marx
Joyliciouscakes
joyliciouscakes.com




  • Gum Paste - White
  • Small rolling pin
  • Shell tool
  • Set of teardrop/leaf cutters
  • Alcohol/lemon extract
  • Sugarflair luster dust - frosty holly, spring green, apple green, ice blue
  • 24K edible gold dust
  • AmeriColor - super black
  • Assorted paintbrushes

Supplies:

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Let's  Get Started:

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  • Roll out some gum paste with rolling pin

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  • Cut out various tear drop sizes gum paste using teadrop/leave cutters.

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  • Use shell tool to create simple embossed feather lines and leave it to dry.

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  • Once cut out paste is dry, add petal and luster dust with some drops of clear alcohol or lemon extract.

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  • Paint a small oversize crescent shape onto lower middle slightly above pointed adge with diluted Ice Blue Petal Dust.

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  • Paint around an oversize blue crescent with diluted Frosty Holly Luster Dust.

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  • Paint with diluted 24K Gold Dust.

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  • Paint Apple Green mix Spring Green and leave it semi dry.

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  • Outline with Super Black AmeriColor with the smallest paintbrush. If color paste is too thick, dilute with a little achohol or lemon extract. This process can only be done if all the colors are dry or semi dry.

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  • Out line progress

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  • Blend with Frosty Holly to create tone effect.

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  • Outline partially around Gold color.

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  • Finally blend some black around all edges - once done set aside to let dry completely before adding to your cake.

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