How Do I Achieve This Effect?

Decorating By funtodecorate2 Updated 19 Dec 2012 , 9:14pm by Evoir

funtodecorate2 Posted 19 Dec 2012 , 2:42am
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I'm doing the yellow - orangy effect on my cake .I hope to get it like this..and I will be working with  buttercream

How do I achieve this? I don't have an spray gun, and I need to have it done in couple of days. I will need to freeze the whole thing until the day after Christmas

and  will follow Blakescakes instructions on freezing. 

I was hoping to put on the fondant animals also before freezing . Is all this possible ?


After it crusts can you use some color and vodka and a brush and lightly highlight it ? smear different color buttercreams? This is a pretty cool pic, not sure I can do it justice :)


Any help is appreciated  Thanks Wendy




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Evoir Posted 19 Dec 2012 , 2:51am
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It looks like handpainted fondant to me. If I was doing it in buttercream, I think I would either do coloured shades of buttercream (it would give it a lovely van Gogh touch!) or airbrush it (altho I appreciate you can;t do that as you don't have an AB machine)


Hope this helps.

funtodecorate2 Posted 19 Dec 2012 , 2:54am
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Thanks, what about the fondant animals on the side? will they freeze ok? then take out and properly thaw? or should I attach fondant at the end . Problem is having enough time

Evoir Posted 19 Dec 2012 , 9:14pm
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ADefinitely make your fondant decorations and store separately. Do not freeze them on the cake. Place them on the cake just before your cake is ready to serve.

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