Huskymomma Posted 6 Jun 2013 , 10:48am
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Im going to attempt my first ever painting on icing for my husbands birthday cake and I wondered if anyone had any tips on it?

this is what im painting our boy storm. just the head not the background.

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manddi Posted 6 Jun 2013 , 11:25am
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AFor your 1st time I'd paint on a fondant plaque and attach it to your cake. That way if you mess up, it's not a big deal.

cazza1 Posted 6 Jun 2013 , 12:16pm
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Also, if it is on a plaque you can gently take it off and look at it for a while after all your hard work.

Sweet_Cakes Posted 6 Jun 2013 , 12:16pm
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I can't draw on paper, but I can draw on cake...I can't paint on paper...I wonder if I can paint on cake. Good luck! It looks like it will be an awesome painting! Remember to post pics of the finished product!

manddi Posted 6 Jun 2013 , 12:26pm
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APretty pup by the way ;)

remnant3333 Posted 6 Jun 2013 , 1:12pm
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You could do a buttercream transfer. Here is a link below where a dog was done with a buttercream transfer. A plaque would also look nice. This is just another easy option for you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnIR9ayieGQ

gemmal Posted 6 Jun 2013 , 1:55pm
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Have you looked at the free Craftsy course that's about painting, thats really good to watch because she goes into detail about transfering the design over and the best ways to mix paints etc. http://www.craftsy.com/class/the-hand-painted-cake/180 Good luck, but just a warning, I had real trouble using Sugarflair colours for this for some reason. Oh, and Storm is gorgeous by the way! =]

Huskymomma Posted 6 Jun 2013 , 10:23pm
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Athankyou all for the tips. maybe the plaque is the way to go. im so glad i joined! and thanks for the comments about storm. I will share photos of the finished piece. the birthdays on 22nd june. x

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