Donut Cake

Decorating By therese379 Updated 30 Sep 2009 , 8:57pm by therese379

therese379 Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 4:30pm
post #1 of 6

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

5 replies
letsgetcaking Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 4:52pm
post #2 of 6

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.

Tide89 explained:


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.

therese379 Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 4:55pm
post #3 of 6

letsgetcracking, thank you very much.. therese

Rylan Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 5:09pm
post #4 of 6

You can also dust it to give it that natural look.

KHalstead Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 5:18pm
post #5 of 6

what about the witon spray colors??

therese379 Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 8:57pm
post #6 of 6

thanks for all the help.. sorry letsgetcakin... can't read .. lol.. therese

Quote by @%username% on %date%