Spraypaint Look On Black Fondant..help

Decorating By esseaglass Updated 30 Jun 2010 , 12:21pm by Crustymuffin

esseaglass Posted 29 Jun 2010 , 6:06pm
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I have a black fondant covered snowmobile that the client requests to look like the custom paint job on real snowmobile. I can not get any color to show up. I would appreciate any tips! Thanks

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tinygoose Posted 29 Jun 2010 , 6:24pm
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You can tape off the areas that are not suppose to be black (use blue painters tape, comes off easier) then paint them the color he wants. I did this with my airbrush on my Orca cake. I would steam the fondant after to make it shiny, be careful not to let it run.

tiggy2 Posted 29 Jun 2010 , 6:25pm
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Color will not show up on black.

esseaglass Posted 30 Jun 2010 , 12:21pm
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Thanks for the help! Last night I tried Wiltons sparkle gel on a piece. It gave me exactly the sparkly, slight color. Just painted on! Thanks again!

Crustymuffin Posted 30 Jun 2010 , 12:21pm
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This is probably not the answer you are looking for but:
If airbrushing, I always wrap the cake in the lightest color and then paint downward to the darker values. It is a lot like Water color painting.

You can hand (brush) paint it with gel color (gel is thicker and more opaque) but the fade off (spray paint look) you are going for will not look right or good.


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