How To Tie Dye A Cake?

Decorating By Sweetlepea Updated 23 Sep 2009 , 3:18am by mom262

Sweetlepea Posted 19 Sep 2009 , 10:25pm
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Hello wonderful cake bakers and decoraters!!
I got a request today from my husbands coworker, for a tie dye cake.. with hot pink, black and white. I'm not sure how to go about doing this without use of an airbrush which I don't have.. icon_redface.gif Would it be like marbling fondant? Just with all of the colors? lol, really I dont know. Any tips, tricks or advice would be incredibly helpful!!! Thank you so much icon_smile.gif

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misslibertysmom Posted 20 Sep 2009 , 12:19am
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I have done this in the past with an airbrush but think you could get a similiar affect with painting it with thinned color....
Not sure if this will help.

Phyl7468 Posted 20 Sep 2009 , 1:06pm
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I would think that marbalizing the fondant would work nicely! icon_biggrin.gif

Phyl7468 Posted 20 Sep 2009 , 1:07pm
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I would think that marbalizing the fondant would work nicely! icon_biggrin.gif

brincess_b Posted 20 Sep 2009 , 1:11pm
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i would marble, although you need to be really carefull with the black. it will overrule anything if you mix too much - too much mixing with the black will just add in sludge.
id maybe marble the pink and white, then add much less black and marble it a tiny bit.
xx

Sweetlepea Posted 23 Sep 2009 , 2:36am
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Thank you so much icon_smile.gif Great idea thumbs_up.gif

mom262 Posted 23 Sep 2009 , 3:18am
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I tye-dyed by squirting different colors of BC on the cake (heavily) in a random pattern, then used a spatula to smooth. It worked perfect, just remember to overly smooth, I used the viva paper towel method after mostly smoothed! Fondant would also work paerfect, but my client was insistant on BC. It's on my 80's cake.

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