How Do I Fade Buttercream From Light To Dark?

Decorating By mykidscakemaker Updated 2 Jul 2010 , 12:19am by yummycupcake

mykidscakemaker Posted 1 Jul 2010 , 2:47pm
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I'm having one of those visions in my head that I am not quite sure how to execute icon_smile.gif

I'd like to make the buttercream on my cake fade from a light pink on top, to a darker pink at the base of the cake. Is there a technique for this, or should I just wing it and hope for the best lol!

TIA!

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LEHLA Posted 1 Jul 2010 , 2:54pm
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how about trying the spray in the can, wilton makes one so does duff !!

Sucrea Posted 1 Jul 2010 , 2:58pm
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I haven't tried this but what if you made different shades of pink bc and then piped on rows of the colors in order of light to dark and then smoothed it? Maybe try it on a dummy cake or practice board. Good luck!

dmo4ab Posted 1 Jul 2010 , 4:23pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LEHLA

how about trying the spray in the can, wilton makes one so does duff !!




I used this a couple of years ago to do red the same way. Worked really well, just cover your counter with something to protect from overspray.

yummycupcake Posted 2 Jul 2010 , 12:19am
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I will do what sucrea wrote. Try using tip 789 or a wide flat tip to cover more and pipe on rows of the color.

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