Painting On Bc

Decorating By cathie_shinnick Updated 27 Jan 2009 , 5:35pm by j-pal

cathie_shinnick Posted 27 Jan 2009 , 3:33am
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Can I paint on BC just like I do on fondant? Use lemon extract/vodka? Do I need to wait a while or as soon as it crusts?

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SpoonfulofSugar Posted 27 Jan 2009 , 3:41am
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I don't think I would try it....I would be afraid that it would bleed

usually when I want something painted with detail and the customer wants butter cream....I'll just do the paint on fondant pieces and add it on top of the butter cream rather than covering the entire cake with fondant

newmansmom2004 Posted 27 Jan 2009 , 3:42am
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Yes, you can paint on buttercream and I know some gals on CC do that - I just don't know exactly what they use or their method. I'd love to try that tho.

eldag0615 Posted 27 Jan 2009 , 3:59am
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I have seen some cakes here on bc and painted but don't know how either. I would love to know. Check this shiny bc, does anyone have any idea how to do it?

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=864803

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=501773

lasidus1 Posted 27 Jan 2009 , 4:09am
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i've always wanted to know how she does that! if anyone knows please let me know too icon_biggrin.gif

eldag0615 Posted 27 Jan 2009 , 4:21am
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This is one of his instructions on the heart cake:


ThanhThanh says:
Thank you for all the wonderful compliments === I used regular buttercream icing to make the flowers with different colours, after that I used Pearl Dust and Air brush whole the cake, that is why it looked smooth and shimmer. I took this picture without anything written, then I upload on the computer and placed the inscription by the program.
May 10th, 2007

I still don't understand it. It looks like every single color has a shiny dust. Now I am babling, aaaaahhhhhh., I am sleepy. Hopefule she sees this and answers our questions. I will check in the morning. Good night.

eldag0615 Posted 27 Jan 2009 , 4:22am
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I meant her, not his, really I am sleep typing. icon_redface.gif

mabryant0212 Posted 27 Jan 2009 , 4:33am
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I have a friend that did a cake(wish I could find the pic) anyway she Iced her cake making the top Very thin and had measured the top and on wax paper made a layer of icing(This would eventually be the top of the sheet cake) She froze it overnight and had to work in shifts putting it back in the freezer. Her cake looked like a painting and it was beautiful.

mabryant0212 Posted 27 Jan 2009 , 2:09pm
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This is a cake uploaded by Sarsi.... be prepared to be in awe.... She did and awesome job an she hand painted the buttercream. I wish she would tell us how she did this....
hint, hint...nudge, nudge!!!
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1305080.html

eldag0615 Posted 27 Jan 2009 , 2:21pm
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WOW icon_eek.gificon_surprised.gificon_confused.gif How did she do it? And those trees, if they were red/orange would look like the burning bush!

j-pal Posted 27 Jan 2009 , 4:25pm
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Yes, you can paint on a crusting buttercream the same way as you would fondant. You have to have a very soft brush, and a very light touch.

Here's a cake I painted some gold on bc.

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules/coppermine/albums/userpics/652148/normal_birthday_gold.JPG

Then there's another one that I painted the rugrats on bc.

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules/coppermine/albums/userpics/652148/rugrats.JPG

Monkess Posted 27 Jan 2009 , 5:11pm
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Sarsi-if you are listening...please share some tips...that cake is a show stopper!

Getus Posted 27 Jan 2009 , 5:24pm
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Wow J-pal! That rugrats cake is amazing! I am a newbie and would love to know how you painted that. Did you use gel colors? Mixed with something? Would you be willing to share your method?
TIA,
Carla icon_smile.gif

bakery_chick Posted 27 Jan 2009 , 5:25pm
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I often paint on buttercream. I use IMBC which gets really firm in the fridge. Once it is firm I quickly use the vodka/dust and paint using light brush strokes. Once the cake starts to get soft, it is back in the fridge...

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1302230
or
http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1303196

On the roulette wheel, I used a very "watered" down paint because I wanted to just give the impression of wood grain.
On the wedding cake, I used a thicker paint and painted all the piping with gold luster dust.

j-pal Posted 27 Jan 2009 , 5:35pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Getus

Wow J-pal! That rugrats cake is amazing! I am a newbie and would love to know how you painted that. Did you use gel colors? Mixed with something? Would you be willing to share your method?
TIA,
Carla icon_smile.gif




Thanks Carla,

I just used gel colors, watered down with water. It's like painting with water colors. You have to have good quality soft brushes. Some colors need to be VERY watered down... such as the skin tones. The ones in the pic were a little darker than I'd have liked, but it's difficult to take off once it's on. You can go back with just a damp brush (no color) and try to pick up some extra color, but because it's on buttercream, it will get soft the more you work on a particular area.

I very lightly outline the area I'm working on, then paint the details. Then I'll go back over my outlines and do it darker to give it more definition.

Oh, I forgot... I've also used airbrush colors to paint with. They're already watered down.

Hope that helps.

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