I have a small cake due tonite, for a soldier's homecoming.
The cake is to have a camouflage pattern all over and a flag draped across the top.
Originally, I figured I would use my airbrush....BUT...now I'm second guessing this, since the ACU's (uniforms) are a digi-print now.
What's the best way for me to achieve this look on a cake?
(I would have used my EI printer, but I'm not sure whats wrong with it, the paper wont load correctly.)
I followed instructions I found on here for buttercream and a high density foam paint roller. I know it sounds crazy, but it worked really well!!!
Here you go
Wow, thanks so much! That looks really good. Can I find that kind of paint roller anywhere?
I would think the digital pattern would be extremely difficult to duplicate. Are you dead set on making it the digi pattern or would something like this http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2025703 work?
The wife requested camouflage. Even though she did not specify, I am also an Army wife and I guess, to me, it 'makes sense' to do the digi-print, since that is the current uniform. The other pattern IS easier, but also outdated.
No problem. I did it last year for a friend and it was sooooo easy. You can get the rollers at Walmart in a multi pack.
There is a picture in my photos that I used that method on, but I used a Viva paper towel to smooth it. Smooth it in sections because if you wait til the end to smooth, it will be to crusted and crack.
I am an army wife too ( )and wouldn't mind either pattern....lol Guess you might want to ask the customer!
If you do find a way to get the digital effect, can you post your link here? I'd love to see what you come up with!
trying to think of ways to accomplish the digital look...think you could cut small squares, lay them out (slightly overlapping or on top of another piece of rolled fondant) and then roll them together? i would think that might cause you to loose too much of the square shape though.....hmmmmm still thinking.....
maybe rolling it out in the "old" camo way and then texturizing it with a square pattern would be close.....
Thanks Allidsk8 and Aurora_333
Shaekae81, awesome! I guess I'm a little anal about trying to 'get it right'.
I couldn't find much through Google, but I saw one person who did the digital pattern with a stencil she said she hand cut. I'm going to print out a pattern and try it myself.