I have a request for a cake that starts out bright pink at the bottom and fades to very pale pink. 12 inch bottom layer and 8 inch top layer. So each layer will need to have more than one shade of pink.
Is this possible?
I'm sure it could be done with an airbrush. I've seen stuff like that in the past and thought that was how it was done.
I think you could also use two shades of pink (especially if you use the large cake icer tip) and then smear it a little bit where the two colors meet to blend them together. I'm not sure how that would look once the cake was smoothed out, depending on what method you use.
If only it were fondant I know how to do lots of neat color things with fondant.
Yep you'll need an airbrush...*might* be able to do it with the Wilton color sprayers if you are careful.
Instead of going to the expense and practice of the airbrush, why not put the progressive shades together in a pastry bag (you know, when you put white and blue to make variegated flowers). You can go around the cake with one swoop with a large decorating tip... (like a #789 Wilton)... then take your knife and swirl it in... should work like a charm.
Thanks for the ideas. Lutie it looks like your idea is going to be the one to try. We don't have the wilton sprayers in this area and there is no time to order. This would have been much easier in fondant!
Let all of us know how you did... make sure you post pictures, okay?
I will post a pic good or bad!
Great, Connie Sue! Have fun!