Tye Died Cake? No Fondant And No Airbrush???

Decorating By madicakes Updated 27 Jun 2011 , 5:40pm by mena2002

madicakes Posted 20 Jun 2011 , 8:38pm
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My niece wants a #16 cake, tye died. She doesn't want any fondant, nor do I have an airbrush to do it. Any suggestions?? Thanks in advance....you guys ROCK!! icon_smile.gif

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poohsmomma Posted 20 Jun 2011 , 9:11pm
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I did one for a friend and used the Wilton sprays on buttercream. I don't have a picture of it on CC, but it turned out pretty well. I just used the blue, pink and yellow.

seedrv Posted 20 Jun 2011 , 9:20pm
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http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=659223&sid=f9d03f03a1804e375dcd2591880e186a

Here's a tutorial on a camo buttercream cake. Maybe you could make it with this method but tye die colors. I think it might work well.

kimmisue2009 Posted 20 Jun 2011 , 9:21pm
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CutsieCupcake did an AWESOME one with all buttercream.

SammieB Posted 20 Jun 2011 , 9:26pm
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I just went and looked at the CutsieCupcake tye dye cake, and that's actually how I would have suggested doing it. It looks like she piped different colors around, and then drug a toothpick through to combine them. I saw someone do this with modeling chocolate. They placed all the chocolate on in circles and shapes with varying colors. Then they used a hairdryer to melt specific areas just enough to drag a toothpick to blend various colors together. It worked like a charm!

soygurl Posted 21 Jun 2011 , 3:50am
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I would modify the camo technique. Pipe swirls, bulls-eyes, or other designs, and use a small, pointed, off-set spatula to swirl and meld the colors. Then smooth. I use SMBC, so I would chill and use a hot spat to smooth, but if you use crusting BC, just use the method use for camo tutorial. thumbs_up.gif

And don't forget to google tie dye pics so you have a good idea of typical tie dye designs. icon_wink.gif

VentureSister Posted 21 Jun 2011 , 4:05am
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SeriousCakes has a cute tie-dye byttercream tutorial on utube. Check it out.

DSmo Posted 21 Jun 2011 , 4:08am
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I think this one's pretty cool:
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2056219

platinumlady Posted 21 Jun 2011 , 4:35am
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I think it would be a good idea to tie dye the batter as well as the icing. That way when you all cut tit will be fun inside and out...the camo buttercream tutorial I think will help a lot as well

Here's what I found in buttercream that I really liked Maybe you'll get some ideals from these.

These are not my pics just pics I found when I looked it up on Google.

inside tie dye:
http://media.cakecentral.com/gallery/736626/normal_1266808778.JPG

Outside Tie dye:
http://media.cakecentral.com/gallery/734217/normal_1270936140.JPG

this one is the peace sign tie dye:
http://www.mattanddoms.com/images/photos/theme_cakes/peace-sign-tie-dye_l.jpg

HTH

mena2002 Posted 21 Jun 2011 , 6:25am
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Originally Posted by seedrv

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=659223&sid=f9d03f03a1804e375dcd2591880e186a

Here's a tutorial on a camo buttercream cake. Maybe you could make it with this method but tye die colors. I think it might work well.




That's pretty neat, thanks for sharing!

madicakes Posted 21 Jun 2011 , 2:14pm
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Thank you everyone for all of your help. I think I'm going to try the piping buttercream and then dragging a toothpick, or some other tool, through it.

platinumlady - GREAT idea about the batter.....I think she would love that!

Thanks again everyone!!

Marla84 Posted 21 Jun 2011 , 2:30pm
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You could also pipe swirls with a star tip. This is the one my niece picked out for her birthday
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1880365

Minstrelmiss Posted 21 Jun 2011 , 2:33pm
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here's mine, http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2070354

not quite the direction you want but maybe it would help.

stormrider Posted 21 Jun 2011 , 2:42pm
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here's mine:
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1944534

swirl on the different buttercream colors and blend with a brush

mena2002 Posted 21 Jun 2011 , 3:52pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by stormrider

here's mine:
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1944534

swirl on the different buttercream colors and blend with a brush




Very cool thumbs_up.gif

mandyloo Posted 21 Jun 2011 , 4:13pm
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I really like the way this cake turned out (by cc member cakesbyjen)
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1372607

madicakes Posted 27 Jun 2011 , 3:27pm
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I wanted to thank everyone for their suggestions. I ended up doing what stormrider mentioned and using a paintbrush, blended the edges. I then rolled it with a foam roller to smooth. Like platinum lady suggested, I also made the batter tye died, which the birthday girl loved!

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2080896

soygurl Posted 27 Jun 2011 , 3:53pm
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That turned out great! Easily one of my very favorite tie-dye cakes! icon_biggrin.gif

madicakes Posted 27 Jun 2011 , 4:18pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by soygurl

That turned out great! Easily one of my very favorite tie-dye cakes! icon_biggrin.gif




Thank you! It was fun to make icon_biggrin.gif

mena2002 Posted 27 Jun 2011 , 5:40pm
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You did a wonderful job!

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