I need some help.. I am making a donut cake for my son's birthday,, and
my question is.. If I don't have an airbrush machine, how do I get the edges of the donut(chocolate dip) a little darker to look baked.. Any help will do.... thanks therese
You could try handpainting it on using a very light brown food coloring mixed with almond or vanilla extract. There is a thread in this forum that talks a little bit about it.
I have painted directly onto buttercream and it is really a beautiful effect. Just make sure that your cake is chilled and the buttercream is still hard. I usually use an old egg carton that has been washed and dried to mix my color in. Just take whatever color of icing color that you want to use and mix a little bit of almond extract with it to make a liquid and use a paint brush to paint it on. I've done this on several cakes and the result is breathtaking. If your buttercream starts to pull off a little with your paintbrush, just stick it back in the fridge for a minute to get it hard again.
Maybe you could PM her and ask if she thinks it would work for your cake idea.
letsgetcracking, thank you very much.. therese
You can also dust it to give it that natural look.
what about the witon spray colors??
thanks for all the help.. sorry letsgetcakin... can't read .. lol.. therese