I have a wedding cake to do in early June and the bride wants Peacock feathers painted on the tiers. Buttercream, no fondant. Has anyone done something like this. I have tried painting in the past and the bc melted. I am worried that this will happen again since there is so much color in one area. Also worried that the color will run into the white of the tier. Any suggestions will help! I have posted a picture of what she wants. Thanks
Yes, it can be done, you must use a good crusting recipe, I use Indys recipe and love it and get request for it also.
and be gentle when you paint on the cake, But make sure its crusted good and its dried. Ive seen some beautiful cakes in here where they painted on the bc.
A good crusting buttercream and some time in the fridge helped me paint the black on my soccer ball. Not perfect but good enough for the effect for a kid's birthday. You can see it in my photos.