Paint On Buttercream?

Decorating By judds05 Updated 13 Jun 2011 , 7:30pm by TexasSugar

judds05 Posted 12 Jun 2011 , 8:27pm
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I have painted on fondant before, but not buttercream....my question is do you do it the same way? Lemon extract and gel? Do you let the buttercream harden a bit first?

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jenscreativity Posted 12 Jun 2011 , 8:37pm
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GOOD question!

Daisy1 Posted 13 Jun 2011 , 3:48am
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Put it in the fridge and let it get very cold then paint with some kind of alcohol.

hollyml Posted 13 Jun 2011 , 7:44am
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Yep, same way. Just let the BC crust first, or as Daisy1 says put it in the fridge to set it more quickly. You have to be a bit gentler with the brush than you do for fondant but otherwise it works the same way.

TexasSugar Posted 13 Jun 2011 , 7:30pm
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I personally would avoid the fridge, but in my area I would have to deal with condensation.

I have painted on the top of crusting buttercream. I just let it crust over then used soft brush and a light touch. My favorite thing to paint with is airbrush colors.

Check out my cake pics, the life size skateboard was buttercream what was painted on.

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