Can You Paint On Buttercream

Decorating By jaamhop Updated 7 Dec 2009 , 6:30pm by Joyfull4444

jaamhop Posted 7 Dec 2009 , 2:47am
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need to make a zebra print cake... I always use buttercream ..can you paint the stripes on buttercream?? and how do you make a topsy turby square cake...

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Mme_K Posted 7 Dec 2009 , 3:09am
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I've never tried painting the stripes, but I have done them in buttercream on buttercream. I used the straight side of the basketweave tip, then smoothed it out a bit. Here's a pic:

I didn't find it all that difficult, and I did like the effect.
HTH thumbs_up.gif

Joyfull4444 Posted 7 Dec 2009 , 1:15pm
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I've painted floor boards on a couple of buttercream cakes. I used clear orange extract mixed with americolor.
Your buttercream has to be crusted for it to work. And, you have to use a light hand with your paintbrush too!

You can check out the floorboards on the pics below. HTH

SandiOh Posted 7 Dec 2009 , 1:36pm
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joyfull, I love your cakes!

TexasSugar Posted 7 Dec 2009 , 3:11pm
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I've painted on several buttercream cakes. The cow's spots were painted as well as the skateboard cake in my pictures. I use airbrush paint though. It is already thin, so I don't have to add anything.

Joyfull4444 Posted 7 Dec 2009 , 6:30pm
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Thanks SandiOh!

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