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Hello JA, I am baking a cross cake for a christening party.

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Hello JA, I am baking a cross cake for a christening party. I would like to put a stained glass effect on the top frosting. How do I go about doing this? Thanks, Dave
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Entertainment
Expert:  Cher replied 3 years ago.
Hi again, Dave and welcome back to Just Answer.

Here is one idea from Wilton:
http://www.wilton.com/idea/Stained-Glass-Solemnity-Cake

Here is another site which has good ideas/instructions, but you have to become a member (for free) to view: http://www.mycakeschool.com/gallery/themes-occasions/seasonal-holiday-cakes/spring-season/stained-glass-cross/

You can navigate other areas of the site above, as well, re: stained glass designs.

http://www.mycakeschool.com/?s=stained+glass


The concensus seems to be using colored piping gel and outlining the stained glass segments in black piping gel, then filling them in with the colored piping gels. The design can be your own--diamonds seem easiest, as on this one:
http://pinterest.com/pin/46091596156547433/

I hope this gave you some good ideas and if you need more, please let me know.

Best regards,
Cher
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Expert:  Cher replied 3 years ago.

Hi again, Dave and thanks very much for your Excellent rating!

I found one more thing for you--a YouTube video.

 

Here is a video from YouTube that may help. Covering the cake with fondant over the frosting will give you a smoother surface to apply the tinted piping gels over, to create the stained glass effect.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCZEzyPF4ik

 

The piping gels can be found in most supermarkets near the frostings and in cake decorating and craft supply stores that carry those types of products, usually by Wilton.


Best regards,
Cher