Belt Buckle Tutorial
Gray Colored Firm Gumpaste
Textured Roller, Impression Mat, or Stamp
Mini Texas Cutter
Gum Glue ( 1/4 tsp Tylose with 1 Tbsp hot Water)
Small bead mold
Gold and Silver Highlighter mixed with Everclear
Script alphabet Tappits cutters ( opt)
Roll out gumpaste to about 1/8" thickness on a dusted board.
Cut out an oval using cutter ( If you need a different size, make
an oval pattern and cut it out using a PME wheel cutter)
or with another impression you find around your house that will make
an appropriate design.
I used the impression from an Ivory Carving set
Roll out a very thin piece of gumpaste. I used a mini Texas cutter, but
a star, longhorn, or a smaller oval cutter will work well too.
Moisten the back of the piece and attach to the center of the buckle.
This one was a bead mold from First Impressions.
Place on the side of a cake pan or dummy to dry completely.
Paint the buckle with silver highlighter and the contrasting
pattern piece with gold highlighter. If desired, you can contrast the
bead border with gold highlighter.
Spray with sugar lacquer.
If you want to monogram the buckle, use the Script Tappits to cut the
desired monogram. Moisten the back of the monogram with gumglue
and attach to the center of the buckle.
Paint with silver highlighter luster dust, then spray buckle again with lacquer.
Be creative using different shapes, sizes, textures, cutters and borders to make a wide array of
western belt buckles!
western belt buckles!
Tutorial and Photography by Jacque Benson, copyright 2010
This material may not be copied without permission from the author.
FANTASTIC...I'll need a buckle for my husband who ropes. It's a sport with horses, steers and riding cowboys.ReplyDelete
Awesome Cat! This will be perfect for him then!ReplyDelete
Cat, I also have the Spur tutorial on SugarTeachers.ReplyDelete
Here is the URL.
Jacque CREATED this fabulous cake for my husband's birthday. It was not only unique in style and creativity for my western man, but outstanding in flavor and a huge hit at the party!ReplyDelete
amazing cake . Love the cow "spots" also.ReplyDelete
Awwww thank you Karen! XOXOXOReplyDelete
Thank you Misbah! Will do a tutorial soon on the cow pattern cake!