Colormist Spray Disaster

Decorating By dreamcakes Updated 22 Oct 2007 , 6:12pm by RobzC8kz

dreamcakes Posted 14 Oct 2007 , 7:29am
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Does anyone ever use the colormist sprays that may not have an airbrush machine, i use it the other day to try and create a rainbow , it was a disaster. the colors ran together and it made puddles of spray on my cake. are these a good idea to use.


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ssunshine564 Posted 14 Oct 2007 , 7:40am
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I was going to buy some the other day from my supplier to do the same thing because I don't have an airbrush either. She told me not to buy it because of it running and making a mess, glad she was honest.

FrostinGal Posted 14 Oct 2007 , 9:48am
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Last weekend I used the Colormist spray for the first time to color the field green on the football cake. It isn't as easy to use as an airbrush, but I found that putting on light layers and letting them dry between coats did the trick. Otherwise you end up with puddles. So glad I tried it out on a scrap piece of fondant, first.
Also, I had figured that I'd get this one cake out of it, I still have about half the can left. I was surprised.

wgoat5 Posted 14 Oct 2007 , 11:34am
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I bought some color spray from Pastry chef and I used it on my 50th birthday BLACK cake...and let me tell ya....what a wonderful thing!!! Now they are different then the color mist....I have them also...the Black pastry chef spray got the bc BLACK...but I do agree nothing works like a airbrush...and do it in layers...I am impatient and had to really work on that lol.


Have a great day

abslu Posted 16 Oct 2007 , 8:10pm
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I used Wilton color mist (the black one) and it worked OK for me. I didn't need an even color. I liked it that you couldn't taste it. I used it on the Batman cake in my pics. It's great unless you need precise even color.

goof9j Posted 17 Oct 2007 , 3:54pm
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I use the Wilton Color Mist. It has worked for me, but I am very careful not to use too much in a small space. I test it on a piece of cardboard first just to get the feel for it. icon_rolleyes.gif

amoos Posted 18 Oct 2007 , 11:01pm
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Not a fan of Wilton black at all, but that's b/c you can't get a line...just more of a gray overall color. But, if you're like me and don't use alot of airbrushing I like them. I personally like the ones from the grocery store better than Wilton. I've learned to make a templete though that covers the parts you don't want sprayed, otherwise it goes everywhere.

beachcakes Posted 18 Oct 2007 , 11:18pm
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I've used them in a pinch b/c I don't have an airbrush yet, and I really don't like them. As previous posters mentioned, you have to apply it in alot of light coats - like spraypainting. Even so, I find they tend to sputter and leave little blotches on your cake.

The other problem is the overspray - it gets EVERYWHERE!!!

Price Posted 18 Oct 2007 , 11:39pm
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I have used them a couple of times in the past. For my Baby shower Frog cake, and for my Children's Day cake. They worked ok I guess, but I'm sure an airbrush would have been much better. You don't have much control with a spray can. I made a plaid design on my cake board with yellow and green spray. I had to use pieces of cardboard to stop overspray. I'd love to eventually get an airbrush, but I'm not sure how much I would actually use it since I only decorate as a hobby.

jibbies Posted 18 Oct 2007 , 11:46pm
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Here is a cake I did with the spray cans.


bgallay Posted 21 Oct 2007 , 3:03am
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As others have mentioned, it's ok, but not great. I have found that they are good only if you need to add a little hue - not for details like a rainbow. if you get too close is causes puddles.

step0nmi Posted 21 Oct 2007 , 3:21am
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Originally Posted by bgallay

As others have mentioned, it's ok, but not great. I have found that they are good only if you need to add a little hue - not for details like a rainbow. if you get too close is causes puddles.

I agree with that...I have used them before and they work nice. But, if you are going to use it for something that needs more control they are not good to use. Mostly use them in layers at a time to get a good color! Sorry you are having troubles.

RobzC8kz Posted 22 Oct 2007 , 6:12pm
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I've used them before I bought my airbrush and they are the reason I bought my airbrush!! For large areas, they work okay. The black is comes a really light grey. I did find a use for the black works well in darkening the black fondant if you have residual powered sugar on it. But that's pretty much it. The other colors work okay, but like I said....large areas solid color...

Any detail work requires an airbrush.

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