Can you "paint" on bc? I know you can on Fondant, but is it possible on bc?
Even with a crusting buttercream it would be quite difficult. The tip of the bristles will constantly cut into the frosting. You can create a stencil, airbrush colors in and then outline the design with icing and achieve a very clean look. Good Luck
Thanks! Question about the air brushing. My dad bought me an airbrush machine used for models... Can I use that ( never used before, it's brand new) and what food coloring do you use?
Americolor is the best I've used.
I haven't tried freehand painting directly on the sides of a cake yet but I have painted a piped pattern done on the sides. I chill the cake pretty well so I dont't have to worry about the bristles marring the buttercream. So far I have only had to paint metallic embellishments on the sides of a cake so im not sure about other colors. I use a mixture of luster dust and everclear to get a good even coat.
I'm not sure but a long time ago I was asked to replicate this cake. The bride changed her mind soon after asking but I always wondered how they did it. This is one that I would love to try!
To obtain this look, on white buttercream, add splotches of blue, then run the spatula around the cake to give it the smeared look.