Van Gogh Cake

Decorating By crazymommyof3 Updated 30 Sep 2008 , 2:13am by SugarFrosted

crazymommyof3 Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 3:10am
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I think some of you go to cakewrecks, if not the address is
www.cakewrecks.blogspot.com

anyhoo, there are a couple cakes on there today that are van gogh impressionist cakes and they are so cool! I would love to know how those were done. Maybe the decorator is on here??? If so, WOW.

What would be a good way to go about decorating like that?

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SugarFrosted Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 3:45am
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practice, practice, practice icon_wink.gif

crazymommyof3 Posted 30 Sep 2008 , 2:10am
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Yes, I need lots of that. What I wondered was if you would pipe it all, use brushes...crustless buttercream...would you crumb coat first...those sort of things. Pardon my cake naiveness, I'm new. icon_rolleyes.gif

SugarFrosted Posted 30 Sep 2008 , 2:13am
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If I were going to do it, I'd pipe it all. I can't imagine how to do it otherwise.
Yes, I'd ice the cake/cupcakes smooth, to create a surface to work on, like a blank canvas. Then I'd sketch the design using a toothpick, to help keep me within boundaries. Since it would be a copy of a scene, it would be a lot easier and more forgiving than a portrait, for example. And it would not need to be perfect, as long as it's somewhat close, people would know what it is.

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