Hi all! I'm going to do a zebra striped cake with bc. I watched a tutorial on youtube on how to make stripes with fondant. She ( I forgot her name, sorry) wet her fondant around the sides with a makeup brush then applied the stripes.
Can this be done on crusting bc; or do I wet each stripe and attach which is better water, piping gel or bc?
If I decide to paint the stripes, which is best; gel mixed with vodka /lemon juice or airbrush colors ( I don't have a airbrush)? What kind of brush and size should I be using? I made a zebra cake (practice) before and I painted the stripes with straight gel on bc with a cheap brush, the kind that comes with the rainbow color paint pallet for kids. It came out alright, but since then I've learned the right way thanks to cc. Thanks!
You may have to wet the stripes a little w/some water if your bc has already crusted. I would paint with black gel color thinned with a little vodka or lemon extract.
I've painted them on white fondant with black gel color mixed with vodka. I've also cut them out and applied them with tylose/water mix to form a gel which piping gel would work also. I only put a small amount on the piece and didn't make it too wet.
I've used water and also piping gel. I've tried both. I like the piping gel best because I've noticed that too much water can cause the black fondant to run.
Thank you everyone. Any suggestions on brushes?