Is there any way to get the airbrushing effect on the outside of a cake without an airbrush??? I don't own one and am not planning on purchasing one.....but I need to make a camo pattern on the outside of a cake for a groom's cake........can i paint it somehow?
If you want a true "airbrush" effect, unfortunately, you have to use an airbrush.
Some brand (Wilt*n?) has a spray color...bought one once...and honestly, it is something I would only use again as a last resort & if I had a gun held to my head, (I don't have an airbrush either). The spray was spattery and inconsistant in color and coverge at best.
You can always paint. Sure. It won't have the same effect, but thats the trade off for not paying the big bucks for an airbrush.
Another option...tint some fondant in the few different camo colors you want to use...place a few "globs" of the different colored fondants close together and try rolling them out. That way they will adhere together smoothly. Note: I have never tried it, but it might give you another option.
Sounds good in my head...LOL
I will also be doing a camouflage cake soon. If you are interested in hunting camo, try looking at denascakes.com under demonstations. She has simple instructions for camo using fondant. She does airbrush a little but most of it is not. I think you could paint the airbrushed parts.