How To Do This Without An Airbrush????

Decorating By jessi01 Updated 11 Nov 2008 , 6:56pm by jcaste

jessi01 Posted 22 Oct 2008 , 3:19pm
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Hello, I have a guitar cake to do this weekend.. here are the pics that the customer sent me.. how would you do this WithOut an airbrush???
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cakesalot13 Posted 22 Oct 2008 , 3:24pm
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i would use it as the perfect excuse to go buy yourself an airbrush.

jessfmaldonado Posted 22 Oct 2008 , 3:25pm
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Just thinking out loud here: Maybe a paintbrush for the woodgrain effect, then use a stiple brush for the color around the edge?

Jessica

TejasRebel Posted 22 Oct 2008 , 3:26pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cakesalot13

i would use it as the perfect excuse to go buy yourself an airbrush.




My thoughts exactly icon_smile.gif

tonicake Posted 22 Oct 2008 , 3:28pm
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I must agree with cakesalot13. I'm not sure how you would do it any other way.

If you do decide to get an air brush be sure to get a good compressor. I now have two because my first comressor won't spray the shimmer colors. Of course, I used it for about 4 years before up grading.

Good luck!

susanscakecreations Posted 22 Oct 2008 , 3:30pm
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I agree.............good reason to buy an airbrush!!!
Hoping Santa brings me one!

tonedna Posted 22 Oct 2008 , 3:33pm
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If you dont want to buy the whole system, go to Michaels and get the one you can use with the cans.. Is affordable for a last minute, but at the end when you fall in love with the air brushing it might leave you wanting the whole system..
Edna..

ssunshine564 Posted 22 Oct 2008 , 3:44pm
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Take a small bowl and mix in a small amount of brown and yellow gel food coloring with vodka. Make sure it is a light color and brush the color all over your fondant coverd guitar. As it is dries gently run the brush over your fondant, give your brush a little wiggle as you go-that will give it a wood grain look. Then take a small bowl and mix in some more brown, yellow and and a small amount of red gel coloring to make a darker color and go around the sides and edges of your guitar using the same method. You will end up with a woodgrained guitar with a shine to it. I know is sounds strange but just give it a try of a small piece of fondant first, you will see what I am talking . Have fun with it.

jessi01 Posted 2 Nov 2008 , 6:23pm
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just wanted to update... Here is the finished guitar, thanks to ssunshine564 for the tip.. As I could not go out and buy an airbrush, so everything was done by hand icon_smile.gif I choose to just go ahead and do the second guitar.
LL

Dinny2222 Posted 2 Nov 2008 , 6:43pm
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What an AWESOME job!!!!

Wildrose6633 Posted 2 Nov 2008 , 6:49pm
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wow what a really cool cake thumbs_up.gif

Tee-Y Posted 2 Nov 2008 , 7:26pm
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You can cover the guitar shaped cake with yellow fondant, let it dry then rub the outer side edges with shortening then brush on brown dust. The shortening let's the dust stay on and shine. Just an idea I've used on other things like flowers that has worked for me icon_smile.gif .

Ruby2uesday Posted 2 Nov 2008 , 7:27pm
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WOW! Great Job! that's a gorgeous cake!

Tee-Y Posted 2 Nov 2008 , 7:28pm
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You can cover the guitar shaped cake with yellow fondant, let it dry then rub the outer side edges with shortening then brush on brown dust. The shortening let's the dust stay on and shine. Just an idea I've used on other things like flowers that has worked for me icon_smile.gif .

Tee-Y Posted 2 Nov 2008 , 8:05pm
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Wow!!! Just saw the finished cake and its BEAUTIFUL!!!! Welldone!!!!!

iluvjay829 Posted 2 Nov 2008 , 8:23pm
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Amazing job...I can't imagine an airbrush making it any more perfect. They are going to love that cake!!!

ssunshine564 Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 12:48pm
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It turned out perfect, I knew it would. icon_biggrin.gif I just love it!!! I think it is amazing that you can do that with just food coloring and vodka.

terri76 Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 1:45pm
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WOW!!! Absolutely amazing!!! I can't believe you did this without an airbrush! thumbs_up.gif

jcaste Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 6:56pm
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OMG great job!!!!!!!!!!!

i cant wait til I get this good & do awesome cakes like this.

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