Sara1029 Posted 27 Aug 2012 , 8:58pm
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Just wondering if anyone has used the Wilton or Duff brand color mist?
I have to do a wedding cake the end of Septmeber and they want snake skin print on the middle tier. I have found the stencil I want to use, but am contemplaing using the mist rather then royal icing. I have never used either. Just wondering what is better. Thanks!

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DeliciousDesserts Posted 27 Aug 2012 , 9:28pm
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I have used both Wilton & Duff brands. I hate them. Trying to use them is what finally pushed me to get an airbrush.

There is very little control of the spary. It basically comes out to fast & too strong. Forget any detail work.

Sara1029 Posted 27 Aug 2012 , 9:30pm
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Hm ... Okay. I dont really need detail, just bold green snakeskin print against light grey fondant. I would love to get an airbrush machine and do that but I dont have the funds at hand for it. Thank you. icon_smile.gif

Claire138 Posted 27 Aug 2012 , 9:32pm
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I've used the Wilton mist sprays multiple times but only on masks (like for halloween) otherwise I don't think they are even enough.

Claire138 Posted 27 Aug 2012 , 9:33pm
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Just remembered I've also used them very successfully on giant cup cake cakes to shade the roses different colours. Really beautiful.

dawnybird Posted 27 Aug 2012 , 9:41pm
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I've used Duff's silver spray. It worked okay as long as you shake the can often and keep the can moving back and forth while you spray. I used short bursts of spray. If you hold still for more than a second or two, you'll have color running down!

DeliciousDesserts Posted 27 Aug 2012 , 9:46pm
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Maybe hand paint over the stencil? or do the buttercream stencil?

Sara1029 Posted 27 Aug 2012 , 9:59pm
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Thanks for the input. I guess what I will ahve to do is just get the stencils and play around before attemping anything on the cake. icon_smile.gif

thallo Posted 27 Aug 2012 , 10:00pm
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There was several demos on using stencils at the ICES convention in Reno recently. Everyone of these people recommended royal icing, buttercream icing, or thinned down fondant for stencil work. It was the general consensus of these people that air brushing and misting can be very frustrating. The people who had the Stencil booth had the same recommendations.

I have used stencils on several occasions but do not consider myself an expert, but I do agree with these people who are experts in this field.

Sara1029 Posted 28 Aug 2012 , 2:57pm

Thanks. I will just have to get the stencils and try it out before the cake is due.

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