You will need:
Saracino black Pasta Top
Saracino skin tone Pasta Model
Saracino yellow Pasta Model
Saracino black Pasta Model
Saracino gold dust
Gold airbrush colour
Saracino cake gel
Saracino Liquid Shiny
Long blade or knife
Three dummy cakes 5 and 7 inch cakes (8 inch high) 9 inch cake (5 inch high)
Prepare your cakes or dummies. Brush each one with Trex to help the fondant to stick. Place the Saracino Black Pasta Top on your work surface, kneed until smooth and pliable. Roll out the fondant to your preferred thickness.
Trim off the excess fondant with a sharp knife.
Use cake smoothers around the side and top of the cake. Smooth it until you achieve a sharp edge. Repeat for the 7 and 5 inch cakes or dummies.
Stack your tiers. When using real cake remember to use support between the tiers. Airbrush the top and the bottom of the cake with gold airbrush colour.
Take a piece of black pasta model and an equal amount of skin tone and yellow to the proportions shown.
Mix colours together. You can use your fingers to move and stretch the modelling paste so the colours will slightly blend.
Smooth the modelling paste and create an oval shape. Place the oval shape on the mat and squeeze the bottom to create a tear drop shape. Smooth the edges with your fingers.
Repeat to create smaller tear drop and circular shapes. You will need one large tear drop. One large oval. One medium circle. Five small tear drop. 2 small circles. Two smaller circles. See the picture at the end of the tutorial to check for sizes.
Cover your work surface with cling film. Using Saracino Liquid Shiny Glaze add a shine to the ‘stones’. Paint your stones with glaze (Afterwards use an alcohol to clean your brush).
Prepare Saracino gold dust. Mix gold dust with a little glaze.
Using fine brush paint irregular lines on the stones.
We want to achieve this beautiful stone effect.
Roll out the skin tone, yellow and black modelling paste, approximately 1mm thickness. Cut the paste into long strips. Cover it with stretch cling film to prevent drying too quick.
Fold the strips of Saracino modelling paste in half lengthways. Use Saracino cake gel to stick the modelling paste together.
Layer the three colours as shown. Apply a little cake gel between each layer to stick together. This way you will achieve the three colour combination.
Using a sharp knife cut a strip off the top of the three coloured modelling paste.
You need to achieve coloured strips, round on the top and flat on the bottom.
Place the largest tear drop stone and brush the sides with a little cake gel. Place the strip around the outside of the tear drop. Fix it all the way around the outside of the stone. Leave a short length which we will curl. Cut the excess.
Curl both ends, you can use the end of a brush and place it in the middle to twist around. Use a long blade to lift it up off the mat.
Dust some corn starch on your work surface to prevent sticking. Make more strips of the three colour modelling paste. Fix it around the previous strip as shown.
Curl the ends of the second strip on both ends. Place both ends over the first strip and onto the stone. Fix another strip of the modelling paste.
Curl both ends and place two of the previously prepared small circles inside the curl. Fix smaller tear drops on the top and bottom of the design.
Place an oval shaped stone on your mat and fix two of the coloured strips. Trim the excess leaving a length as shown.
Curl the ends at the top and bottom of the stone.
Take one of the strips and cut in half.
Curl to create the round ends.
Make two identical strips, make sure the skin colour is inside on both sides.
Place the two strips on the top of design and prepare another two.
Place strips on the bottom and trim the excess to the length required.
Using two small tear drop shapes place them at the top and the bottom. Do not stick them just yet, we will fix them directly onto the cake.
Using a round stone wrap a strip of the modelling paste around it. Trim the excess.
You will need 3mm – 4mm sugar pearls.
Use cake gel to brush the side. Fix sugar pearls around the perimeter.
Apply a little glue to another strip. Wrap it around the pearls.
Using a small tear drop stone wrap another three coloured strip around the outside. Fix it together at the top. Place it on top of the round stone design already made. Curl the top.
Fix the ends underneath the round design.
Place two small round stones at the bottom of the design.
Mix black modelling paste with Trex and knead well. Use an extruder with small holes. Push out the paste. Cut to length and repeat the process.
Create the tassel by fixing together at the end.
Place it on the bottom of our design. Do not fix yet.
Our three edible jewels are ready to fix to the cake.
Use Saracino glaze and gold dust, mix them together. Paint the yellow lines on all three designs.
Brush the back of your jewels with cake gel.
For the middle tier fix two tear drop stones. One on the top and one on the bottom.
Fix the top tier jewel.
Fix the bottom tier jewel and add some pearls to the design.
Add a little glue ready to fix sugar pearls inside the curves on the middle and top tier.
Fix the pearls inside the curls. Fix the tassle and ball to the lower jewel. Place the final sugar pearl just above the tassel.