Painting On Buttercream?

Decorating By ChubbyCheeksSweets Updated 17 Nov 2011 , 8:08pm by ChubbyCheeksSweets

ChubbyCheeksSweets Posted 17 Nov 2011 , 5:05pm
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I have a birthday cake to make for my brother in law, and my family hates fondant... Ive planned a camoflage cake for him but was wondering if there were any techniques for painting on buttercream, or if I just need to use food coloring and do it that way. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

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carmijok Posted 17 Nov 2011 , 5:31pm
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If you mean paint with buttercream, sure. I know there are other bakers who have used their buttercream like oil paints on a paint pallet. Don't have anything in front of me to show you but it can be done.

If you mean paint ON buttercream you can do that too. If you get your BC good and cold, it's hard enough to apply the food coloring to it without it getting messed up. I did a leopard print cake in my photos by painting the spots on buttercream with gel food coloring thinned with lemon extract...or vodka. Whatever dries fastest for you.

ChubbyCheeksSweets Posted 17 Nov 2011 , 8:08pm
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Thank you both! Definitely feeling better about it already!

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