I am attempting to make 2 topsy turvy cakes due in 2 weeks and was wondering if I can airbrush the buttercream ...and is this look going to come out looking like fondant ? Also I would like to know if I can mix white pearl dust in with the color in the airbrush ? Will it clog it ...?
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Yes you can airbrush the cake iced in butter cream but it doesn't turn out like colored fondant would. I prefer fondant on Topsy turvy cakes because it looks much cleaner.
As far as mixing pearl dust with your color, a few people i have known has done that and had no problems I myself though had major problems and it not only looked blotchy but also clogged by airbrush gun as well. I now by the premade pearlized spray.
people airbrush b/c cakes all the time.. mike terry demos this at the conventions.. be sure your buttercream is smooth.. that way it looks better. i ;personally , would get the airbrush pearl by americolor or lucks.. pme , i think is in a can. when i have used pearl dust in my airbrush.. i mix it with everclear.. or vodka.. and when i am finished, i clean, my airbrush extremely clean.. over and over. i now use the airbrush pearl ,etc. but , yes, people airbrush buttercream all the time..if it has imperfections. and so does fondant sometimes. i,ve done both.. it will show the imperfections. hth
Thank you very much for your imput ... I greatly appreciate it . I guess I will stick with the original plan and cover the cakes with fondant instead ... I am really new with the airbrush and I don't want to screw it up ...hehe