I have someone who is wanting a skate board cake, so i've looked through all the skateboard cakes. I have a good idea how to put it all together. The one thing that was asked is the frosting to be all butter cream. No fondant.
How can i do flames on the skateboard with buttercream frosting??
I do not have air brushing nor can i get one.. I live in Okinawa Japan so getting items here is next to impossible, and craft store on base, well good luck they cary a lot of yarn. I want the flames to blend well,and look awesome but I have no clue where to start with this idea.
Thanks so much
Cake due Oct 7th
Pipe them on with a writing tip, fill the flame in, let the bc crust, and then flatten it with your finger, or don't let it crust and flatten it smooth with a wet offset spatula. If I was going to do this, I would try to smooth the icing so the colors would smear like flames and work it that way.
Another way I have made flames is to use a star tip. Start with deep orange, or red, add yellow, and then add a white highlight.
Here's another idea
I would try piping it. Outline and fill it in with a #3 or so tip, wait for it to crust then smooth it with viva or whatever method you use. I made a camo cake with this technique and it turned out great...easy to blend different colors together and it was a breeze to smooth! HTH.
I did flames on a burning building cake. Used a large star tip and put red, orange and yellow icing in the bag. It piped out beautifully! I dotn' have a a good pic because daughter needed the camera that day!
Ive never tried this but what about a run out icing in red yellow and orange? anyone think that would work?
what's a run out icing?
oh sorry... flood icing...color flow...
I think the color flow would work nicely. It would also give that smooth fondant look without actually being fondant.
Thank you guys for the info,
What is Color flood or color flowing is there video i can watch?
I'm not a cake cake decorator just got out that hey she can make some awesome cakes. Trail and error more or less..
This is a link for a youtube tutorial, There are many other links on this one, which explain the procedure.
Oops! Forgot to attach the link! Silly me!
I've painted flames with buttercream several times. Thin your frostings (several colors...red, orange, yellow to get realistic flames) with corn syrup and use a paintbrush. Let your frosting crust before you start painting. Not sure I put one in my photos, but it's really pretty simple.