Help With "paint" Ideas For Paint Can Cake

Decorating By chenya Updated 9 May 2011 , 3:11am by chenya

chenya Posted 7 May 2011 , 9:34pm
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I am making a paint can cake this week for contest at work. Theme is Paint the Courthouse Purple. It is to raise money for Relay for Life. Anyway...I am looking for ways to make the "Paint". I thought about thinning down my buttercream and just using that. Is there a better way? I thought it would be nice to use something that would help give it the wet look. Any suggestions?

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hrnewbie Posted 7 May 2011 , 9:37pm
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I'd think that piping gel would really give it the wet look you're looking for. But buttercream would be fine too. If it's going to be eaten I'd probably stick with the BC since I wouldn't want to serve anyone a big dollop of piping gel. Blech

ramie7224 Posted 7 May 2011 , 9:58pm
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I made lava for a volcano cake and just used runny royal icing....I poured some over the top of the cake and just let it run....on the way down the sides it firmed a bit and stayed put through a 3 hour car ride.

cakeyouverymuch Posted 7 May 2011 , 10:18pm
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Couldn't you use melted candy melts or color some pourable white chocolate ganache?

sillywabbitz Posted 7 May 2011 , 10:22pm
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What about melted candy get true colors, taste good enough to eat and should set shiny.

chenya Posted 9 May 2011 , 3:11am
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I agree about the piping gel. Would be ok in small amounts but not in the large amount I'll need. Eww! I like the royal icing idea...may have to give that a try.

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