Hand Painting On A Cake

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sweetmonkeycheese Posted 9 Oct 2010 , 7:38pm
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I have seen shows where they hand paint right onto the cake. I am guessing they just use food coloring/gels and a brush. Can you do this onto BC or does it have to be on fondant?

Does anyone do this often, any thing I should know b4 I try

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3GCakes Posted 9 Oct 2010 , 8:55pm
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You can do this on a crusting buttercream. I've never tried it, but I've seen it done.

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eve81 Posted 9 Oct 2010 , 10:58pm
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Not sure either, but I did a test cake recently with colouring gels/pastes on fondant and it looked wonderful. Then I cut it and passed it out to my family. Didnt look so wonderful when their hands were coated in the stuff!!!

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sweetmonkeycheese Posted 10 Oct 2010 , 12:04am
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what would you do to make white?

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iamcakin Posted 10 Oct 2010 , 12:31am
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Hi sweetmonkey, and welcome to CC!

Thanks for the kind comment on my painted cake. I use gel food colors thinned with vodka, and very soft artist's brushes to paint on well crusted butter-cream. To make white, I use Titanium white color; I have both gel and powder, so I use whichever works best on the particular cake.

I really like this technique, and find it always surprises people to find out that the cake has been painted!

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