Paint Splatter Cupcakes

Baking By baker3 Updated 31 Jan 2011 , 11:23pm by baker3

baker3 Posted 31 Jan 2011 , 12:56am
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I got an order this week to make cupcakes that have neon paint splatters on them. I have actually seen cupcakes made by the retro bakery that had paint splatters on them. I have been looking for tutorials on how to do this effect. Should I use thinned buttercream, or royal icing? Any help is appreciated. Thank you.

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Starkie Posted 31 Jan 2011 , 1:23am
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I have accidentally splattered food coloring on cake before, and the effect was ikind of cool. I would maybe try airbrushing the cupcakes with small neon swirls, then use the brighter orange/red/green food colors, dip a (food only) paintbrush in them, and "flick" the food color onto the cupcakes. Give it a try on white paper first to see how it looks. Good luck!

silverc Posted 31 Jan 2011 , 1:37am
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I used piping gel to make the paint splatters on a paintball cake I did.

baker3 Posted 31 Jan 2011 , 11:23pm
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Oh, I just ordered the americolor neon food coloring, I will try and see if that works, for the splatter effect. Thank you so much.

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