How Did They Do This?

Decorating By summernoelle Updated 7 Apr 2008 , 3:34pm by summernoelle

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summernoelle Posted 4 Apr 2008 , 9:18pm
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I got an order for this amazing cake. Does anyone have any ideas how they did the swirled look to it?

thank you!!!!
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MacsMom Posted 4 Apr 2008 , 10:02pm
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It looks like they used a coarse paint brush and dry-brushed food color onto it (probably mixed with vodka or extract).

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summernoelle Posted 4 Apr 2008 , 10:04pm
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That's what I thought, too. Does anyone think that the fondant underneath is a very pale blue?

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golfgirl1227 Posted 5 Apr 2008 , 12:14am
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I would probably cover it in the light blue first. Then use a "paint" made from blue luster and vodka, or blue coloring vodka, and luster- however it worked best, and then paint it.

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leah_s Posted 5 Apr 2008 , 12:25am
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Yeah, I did that once. Coarse bristle brush, like a house paint brush. And you don't have to worry about streaking the paint! Goes fast.

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summernoelle Posted 5 Apr 2008 , 1:59am
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Thanks! The coarse brush sounds perfect.

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sweetsbyl Posted 5 Apr 2008 , 3:18pm
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Iâve applied luster dust to my cakes but not like this!
What is the dry brush tech? How do you do it?
Thanks!

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leah_s Posted 5 Apr 2008 , 4:01pm
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Not a dry brush. You mix up the "paint" as always, maybe a tad thinner and brush it on with a coarse bristle fairly wide brush. Just like faux finishing a wall. In fact, you can sponge on "paint" for various fuax finishes.

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summernoelle Posted 7 Apr 2008 , 3:10pm
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Leah S-do you have any suggestions about the color of luster dust/petal dust I would use?

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leah_s Posted 7 Apr 2008 , 3:32pm
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Do you want it to be blue? Then a blue luster. Or paint it first with edible paint (gel color + clear vanilla or other clear medium) and then after that dries go over it with a pearl luster and a soft brush (like a makeup brush.)

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summernoelle Posted 7 Apr 2008 , 3:34pm
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She wants it to be aqua/swimming pool blue. Do you think regular blue will be good?

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