Painting Cakes

Decorating By ColeAlayne Updated 23 Jun 2010 , 3:12am by Rog2e

ColeAlayne Posted 22 Jun 2010 , 1:33am
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How many of you routinely paint cakes? I just did this one and loved it! It was a nice change from the usual.

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1716618

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iamcakin Posted 22 Jun 2010 , 1:39am
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I love the technique, too. Your topper is great, really adds to the look.

Did you know that you can paint on BC just as easily?

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1701747.html

ColeAlayne Posted 22 Jun 2010 , 2:16am
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imcakin-Wow! That is georgeous and your bc edges are perfect. I haven't tried painted on bc yet. I'll be trying that out soon though. Thanks.

emiyeric Posted 22 Jun 2010 , 2:32am
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Beautiful work, both of you!! I would never dare try to paint on buttercream (I'm a chicken, and I really only do fondant because I'm terrible with the bc icon_sad.gif ), but I've had a great time with the painting. Two examples ...

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1527753
http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1442494

bobwonderbuns Posted 22 Jun 2010 , 2:44am
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Your cake is amazing!!! icon_biggrin.gif

ColeAlayne Posted 22 Jun 2010 , 5:24am
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This is my way of improvising since I don't have an airbrush system icon_lol.gif

iamcakin Posted 22 Jun 2010 , 11:21am
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Thanks ColeAlayne, and I don't have an airbrush, either icon_razz.gif .

emiyeric - love your cakes! You really should try the technique on BC, the painting covers a multitude of flaws icon_wink.gif .

adventuregal Posted 22 Jun 2010 , 7:18pm
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is there a special trick to painting on BC? I'd be afraid it would make my icing melt or something LOL Do you use the gel color + vodka? Thats what I do for fondant and it works great.

iamcakin Posted 22 Jun 2010 , 7:53pm
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Originally Posted by sillysierra

is there a special trick to painting on BC? I'd be afraid it would make my icing melt or something LOL Do you use the gel color + vodka? Thats what I do for fondant and it works great.




Yes, I use gel colors thinned with vodka. I'd say the only "trick" is to use very soft artist's brushes -higher quality than the craft-type.

Spread some (crusting) BC on the side of a cake pan and practice - you'll be surprised at how easy (and fun) it is! icon_smile.gif

adventuregal Posted 22 Jun 2010 , 8:36pm
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Will do-that sounds great! A whole new way to decorate icon_wink.gif
Thanks!

sanasim Posted 22 Jun 2010 , 8:38pm
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great...
i dont have air brush too but have been ;looking for one since long on internet.. there r few good ones i have seen on ebay within 100$.. but can someone please guide me.. coz the cake supply near my house sells fro 200.. thats a bit pricy for me to buy for experimant
Please help

bobwonderbuns Posted 23 Jun 2010 , 12:19am
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So tell us how you did this painting -- did you dilute gel colors with Vodka? Or do you have a different technique?

kayliecakes Posted 23 Jun 2010 , 12:47am
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Wow! Those example pictures are all beautiful! I am going to be making a carousel cake in a few days, and I'm planning on hand painting the horses for a more authentic look, but I've never done it before. Any advice?

3GCakes Posted 23 Jun 2010 , 12:48am
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Awesome cake! I love to paint on cakes, too.

Ladiesofthehouse Posted 23 Jun 2010 , 12:49am
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I have been having a lot of fun painting on cakes--it adds a whole different dimension and style. I don't have an airbrush either, so for this cake I used small spray bottles and filled them with my colors diluted with vodka and just misted. The rest is hand brushed--fun!
LL

iamcakin Posted 23 Jun 2010 , 1:12am
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Wow, that's one beautiful cake! Love it all! I never thought of misting...another thing to experiment with thumbs_up.gif . Thanks for sharing.

ksmith1012 Posted 23 Jun 2010 , 3:10am
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I love to paint on cakes. It opens up a whole new realm of possibilities when designing a cake. I painted the base of each tier on my fantasy garden cake in my photos (it was in the June issue of CC mag) I painted each base green and used longer strokes to have it resemble grass instead of covering in green fondant. I loved the dimension it gave the cake.

Rog2e Posted 23 Jun 2010 , 3:12am
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My wife painted this cake but she used it more of an effect that an actual subject:

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1183591

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