Advice on making tie dye fondant?

Decorating By dawnybird Updated 29 Sep 2013 , 8:54pm by MustangMollie

dawnybird Posted 25 Mar 2013 , 3:48am
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I've been asked by a friend to do a tie dye groom's cake. She sent me a picture of an example of what she'd like. I've watched several tutorials, but they all look more like marbled colors, not so much like tie dye. All of the "marble-looking ones" say to make ropes of all your colors and twist them together, fold over a couple of times and roll out. The pattern on this picture looks more like the tie dye on tee shirts. Any advice?

 

tie dye cake.jpg

 

Thanks so much! (Don't know whose cake this is so I can't give credit)

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scrumdiddlycakes Posted 25 Mar 2013 , 3:51am
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The image won't show up for me.

dawnybird Posted 25 Mar 2013 , 4:01am
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The image won't show up for me.


I'm sorry. Not sure how else to upload the photo.

dawnybird Posted 25 Mar 2013 , 4:02am
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Can anyone else see the photo I posted?

kazita Posted 25 Mar 2013 , 4:13am
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ANope can't see the photo

dawnybird Posted 25 Mar 2013 , 4:24am
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Okay, I guess I first need advice on how to upload a photo from an email to a forum post. I right-clicked the picture in the email, chose "copy image", then pasted it into my post. Is there a better way to do it?
 

jaja310 Posted 25 Mar 2013 , 4:40am
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Yay! I can see it! It Looks to me like its white buttercream or fondant airbrushed with the tie dye pattern. Then a peace sign fondant cut out placed on top and buttercream piped on the edges. Fun cake! 

kazita Posted 25 Mar 2013 , 5:02am
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AYup can see the photo now . Pretty sure that cake has been airbrushed its to perfect not to be airbrushed you aren't gonna get that effect any other way. You can get a blended effect but that's not so perfectly placed

dawnybird Posted 25 Mar 2013 , 2:33pm
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Yeah, I was afraid it might be airbrushed, and I don't own an airbrush!! Has anyone done a tie dye cake without airbrushing, that turned out cute? Please help or I may just have to tell her I can't get the look she wants.
 

cakefancier Posted 25 Mar 2013 , 3:41pm
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You can "airbrush" with the Wilton Color Spray cans. It takes a little practice, but can be done. It just takes a little practice. http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=3E30CC9B-475A-BAC0-5F9882E09D5A7630&killnav=1

dawnybird Posted 25 Mar 2013 , 4:33pm
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Originally Posted by cakefancier 

You can "airbrush" with the Wilton Color Spray cans. It takes a little practice, but can be done. It just takes a little practice. http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=3E30CC9B-475A-BAC0-5F9882E09D5A7630&killnav=1


Thanks! That's a good idea. I've got a couple of weeks to practice.

NJsugarmama Posted 25 Mar 2013 , 5:12pm
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Here's a cake I did on buttercream, but you can probably do it on fondant as well.

MeghanKelly Posted 25 Mar 2013 , 5:26pm
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NJsugarmama, that is such a cool effect!  I'll have to try that sometime myself.

NJsugarmama Posted 25 Mar 2013 , 5:27pm
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AIt took all of 5 minutes to do the design. Really easy and a lot of room for error.

MeghanKelly Posted 25 Mar 2013 , 5:38pm
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Is that just piping gel for the colors?

NJsugarmama Posted 25 Mar 2013 , 5:53pm
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Is that just piping gel for the colors?

Yes. I just made my own colors. Start from the center and make 6 lines spaced out fairly even to the edge. And then in between each section draw another line...and go around again...do that process until there is no more white space. I just used a 1/4" wide paint brush.

dawnybird Posted 25 Mar 2013 , 6:25pm
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sugarmama,

Thanks for that suggestion! That is a cool looking cake!
 

Alfiesmom Posted 29 Sep 2013 , 11:39am
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NJSugarmama: how did you get the colors to spread/blow out like that? Hairdryer?  Such a cool effect -- reminds me of that spin art shops on boardwalk!

I also have a tie-dye cake to make this November, but I'm planning on making the multi-colored fondant logs twisted into pinwheels, then rolling out for each tier's cover.

Alfiesmom Posted 29 Sep 2013 , 2:34pm
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sorry, I saw after the fact that you used a paintbrush to spread the colors.  cool

NJsugarmama Posted 29 Sep 2013 , 6:46pm
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AI'd love to see how yours comes out. The only thing different I wish I did was to not do a rainbow, but mix the darker colors in between the lighter ones to give it a more tie-dye effect.

kikiandkyle Posted 29 Sep 2013 , 6:55pm
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AYou could also just paint using gel color, there's a free class on craftsy about painting on cakes.

MustangMollie Posted 29 Sep 2013 , 8:54pm
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AI found this tutorial http://kellythecakegirl.wordpress.com/2011/03/20/tie-dye-fondant-tutorial/

I think maybe make tiny logs and arrange in the pattern you want with a white background and use a fondant smother to press the colors into the white so you don't get distortion like you would with a rolling pin.

Sound like a fun project :)

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