Edible steampunk cupcakes
October 8, 2012 7:19 AM Subscribe
How does one make edible yet metallic looking/steampunkish cupcakes that resemble these earrings
posted by Brandon Blatcher to Food & Drink (19 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I would like to make cupcakes that match the metallic looking texture, including rivets. Suggestions for how to do this would be appreciated. I realize it may be impossible to match exactly, that's ok.
It's important to stress that these cupcakes are meant to be eaten, not simply displayed.
The cake itself would probably be chocolate, with gold or silver type frosting. There seem to be plenty of directions on how to make a metallic style frosting on the web, so no help is needed there, unless you happen to know they suck or have a better recipe .
What sort of tool would make those awesome rivets? I’ve been experimenting with various small things from my tool box, but nothing comes close to those in the photo.
Is there a good off the shelf frosting that would sturdy enough for making the rivets? I’ve been testing several off the shelf brands and they all are too loose, for lack of a better term. Specifically, when these frostings are touched with a small screw or nut, the frosting wants to cling to the tool, as opposed to be molded. Is there a more moldable brand that is still edible? Can I mix off the shelf frosting with something else to thicken it?