This is my first attempt at this, and I made an error - fixed it too - and will show you all the good bits and the not so good bits so you can make your own.
- Renshaw Flower and Modeling Paste in:
- Forget-me-not Blue
- Sugarflair colour paste in chocolate brown
- PME Geometric Cutters - squares*
- Clear piping gel
- A craft knife
- Rolling pin with two different size guides
* You don't have to use these if you can cut square using any other method.
Here's the how to bit:
To get the colours I used, I mixed:
- Two parts white to one part blue - for the pale blue
- Two parts blue to one part white - for the darker blue
- I used the chocolate colour paste to colour the white fondant until I got the colour I required
I started by rolling out the paste, using the thinnest guide on my rolling pin.
I quickly realised that, while the sizes on the geometric cutters are perfect for the cake decoration, they were far too big for the fondant sword. To make the size I needed, about 8mm square, I :
- Cut them using the biggest square
- Cut that square into quarters using the smallest cutter
- Cut this square into quarters, still using the smallest cutter
Which left me with the size I needed. Allow to dry for a few minutes.
Cut sufficient squares (below is what I used for one side):
- Black - Cut 58
- Pale Blue - Cut 20
- Dark Blue - Cut 16
- Brown - Cut 4
I lay each, individual square according to the 'plan' that I had been given and did a 'dummy run' with all the tiny squares. From pommel to tip, the whole sword is less than 10 inches long, which is perfect because that will be the size of the cake when I bake it.
Now that I have the length and the width of the guard, I rolled out the black fondant paste using the thicker guide on the rolling pin to accommodate the size I had.
Next I glued them on, using clear piping gel, in the order that I had placed them during my dummy run.
Once glued down, I cut out the outline shape, using a craft knife. Using a fine paint brush, I placed some piping gel in between each of the squares and then all over the sword, then allowed to dry overnight.
Once completely dry, turn over and repeat the process on the other side. This is optional.