If You Were Going To Hand Paint A Cake....

Decorating By thecakestand Updated 1 Sep 2011 , 9:49pm by thecakestand

thecakestand Posted 31 Aug 2011 , 2:56am
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If you were hand painting flowers on a cake, how would you start? Would you freehand it? Find a pattern and trace it on the cake? Another technique?

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Dreme Posted 31 Aug 2011 , 3:17am
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For me I usually just have a few pictures to go by and freehand it. I wonder if you could transfer it on the cake by tracing the pattern with non toxic chalk through wax or parchment paper, like a carbon copy.

Colorful-Bliss Posted 31 Aug 2011 , 4:15am
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thecakestand Posted 31 Aug 2011 , 10:19pm
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Thanks for the response! I guess I need to just go and try it and see how it goes!

Texas_Rose Posted 31 Aug 2011 , 11:18pm
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I just freehand too...you can try on a scrap of fondant first to get a feel for it.

SRMC Posted 1 Sep 2011 , 9:03pm
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I have paintedflowers and I just take a mall paintbrush and put a little food coloring in the lid with a little clear vanilla, and paint it on, u could always use the edible markers and draw it first, but I did it freehand icon_smile.gif

bikemom3 Posted 1 Sep 2011 , 9:29pm
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I free hand mine too....just give it a try! Remember even in nature all flowers aren't perfect either thumbs_up.gif

thecakestand Posted 1 Sep 2011 , 9:49pm
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I tried last night on an extra piece of fondant I had. It went ok, I need to make a few adjustments, esp when deciding which way is best to outline the petals to give it more detail. But I am going to try again before I start on my cake, so I will know exactly what I want to do. Thanks for the responses and the help!

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