Painting On Buttercream

Decorating By Sopherocious Updated 21 Feb 2011 , 9:31pm by TexasSugar

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Sopherocious Posted 18 Feb 2011 , 11:35am
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Hello all,

I am hoping to make a (closed) book cake for my aunt, but I think the cover will be too elaborate for me to do with my rookie decorating skills. I don't want to use fondant, but I have heard it is possible to paint on buttercream.

Does anyone have any tips for painting on buttercream? I know I should mix food coloring or gel with vodka. Any other tips? Or any other ideas for replicating a picture on a book cover?

Thank you so much!

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diamondsonblackvelvet13 Posted 18 Feb 2011 , 8:05pm
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You COULD just thin the colored buttercream and use that as paint. See the clown skull and calulator in my photos.

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Sopherocious Posted 21 Feb 2011 , 9:56am
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Oh those are great! I won't be doing anything that ambitious, but I think I will try your suggestion. Thank you for the input!

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TexasSugar Posted 21 Feb 2011 , 9:31pm
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I have used airbrush colors painted on buttercream. (Skateboard cake in photos.)

I like the airbrush colors because they are already thinned, ready to use and seem to dry better for me.

You wan to use a soft brush and a light touch.

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