Need Help On Lettering For A Surfboard

Decorating By dnrlee Updated 24 Sep 2010 , 4:21pm by ddaigle

dnrlee Posted 23 Sep 2010 , 6:20pm
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I'm doing a surfboard cake tomorrow and I've got to duplicate the "Natural Art" on the board. What will be the best way to achieve this? I can't get the pic to attach but it's pretty artsy. They want buttercream instead of fondant but I can use fondant accents. Buttercream transfer maybe? TIa

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TexasSugar Posted 23 Sep 2010 , 6:29pm
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Can you paint it?

dnrlee Posted 23 Sep 2010 , 6:37pm
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you can't paint on buttercream can you??

CakesbyCarla Posted 24 Sep 2010 , 1:33am
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Depending on what the text looks like this may or may not work, but I do a lot of letters with royal icing. I print out the exact size I want them to be on a piece of paper (with extra space b/w letters) and then put a piece of wax paper over it (taped to the counter so it doesn't shift). Then I pipe/trace over the print out. You could use a brush to help shape or fill in the letters as need be. Then dry, peel and stick on the cake.

As for painting on buttercream, I haven't ever done it, but have read others posting about how it can be done, so that may be worth searching for...

CakesbyCarla Posted 24 Sep 2010 , 1:32pm
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P.S. Royal icing can be painted with food color (or pearl dust) and vodka. Just don't over saturate it with the liquid when painting.

TexasSugar Posted 24 Sep 2010 , 2:03pm
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Originally Posted by dnrlee

you can't paint on buttercream can you??

If it is a crusting buttercream you can.

I used airbrush colors and a paint brush (q-tip for the red dots) to paint this cake to match his skate board.

dnrlee Posted 24 Sep 2010 , 4:10pm
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WOW! that is awesome!

ddaigle Posted 24 Sep 2010 , 4:21pm
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I painted the trees and black grass on my grim reaper cake..bottom of 1st page of my gallery. I also used airbrush color.

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