I have a blue cake to do this weekend and was wondering which is better: buy blue fondant, tint my own or airbrush the cake blue. I know buying it is probably the easiest but not the cheapest...
Another question too...once you have airbrushed a cake, can you steam it?
Any advice is appreciated!!
I suppose it depends a bit on how dark your blue is. If it is a really dark blue, I recommend airbrushing it. If it is more pastel, I would either knead in some color or buy it. As far as steaming the cake after being airbrushed, I don't know for sure because I have not tried it, but I do know that airbrush color is water based and I have been known to overspray and have seen it sort of bead up. So I would be hesitant to put steam on it because that's more water. If you are looking for a glossy blue, maybe roll out a test piece of fondant and spray it blue to the color you want. Then maybe spray it with a pearl sheen over the top if you have that- americolor I think makes pearl and metalic ready-to-use airbrush colors. Maybe that would get you the effect you are looking for? HTH
Thanks...I guess I'll do some test pieces!
I'd just add the color to my fondant. It doesn't take alot to get a rich color.