Problem With Airbrushing Buttercream Cake Black

Decorating By perfectcakebyshirley Updated 25 Feb 2011 , 1:52am by perfectcakebyshirley

perfectcakebyshirley Posted 12 Feb 2011 , 4:39am
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This is the first time I am airbrushing a cake. It's iced in buttercream (it's a Darth Vader cake) and I airbrushed the whole thing black. But, I'm noticing that after it's been sitting for awhile, it's starting to turn green! Do I need to use more color, or is something else going on?

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CWR41 Posted 12 Feb 2011 , 4:45am
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I'd use more color and spray it again (two or three coats) if you can... it might be the brand of food coloring you are using, but hopefully, if it's dark enough it won't happen again.

keonicakes Posted 13 Feb 2011 , 3:52am
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Hopefully you used chocolate buttercream, and spray it a few more times.

Corrie76 Posted 13 Feb 2011 , 4:09am
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Originally Posted by keonicakes

Hopefully you used chocolate buttercream, and spray it a few more times.

speaking of which, if you didn't use choc. BC you may want to try hitting the cake with a layer of brown airbrush (and again with the black)- the brown will balance out any green tones going on. In fact when I make black icing, I always add red gel along with the black to remove any blue/green-ishness (lol-I just made up a new word, I think)!

keonicakes Posted 13 Feb 2011 , 4:26am
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lol, yep, new word. A thread should be started on the new words we come up with.

perfectcakebyshirley Posted 25 Feb 2011 , 1:52am
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I'm using Kroma Kolor ink. That's a good idea with the brown - I'll try that next time. In general, do I have to be careful about colors fading to another shade, or is it just with the black?

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