Hand Painted Cake Advice

Decorating By krumblies Updated 16 Jun 2013 , 5:31am by FromScratchSF

krumblies Posted 15 Jun 2013 , 5:56pm
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Hello All

I am doing a 3 tier hand painted cake this week and would really appriciate any tips and advice on painting on fondant

Many Thanks


8 replies
AZCouture Posted 15 Jun 2013 , 6:01pm
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Like what kind of painting? I do a lot of that, but it might not be the exact style or method you're looking to do. Do you have an example?

krumblies Posted 15 Jun 2013 , 6:21pm
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Hey! thank you for your reply.


The client want the cake to resemble Japanese tattoos, so its going to be a mix of strong lines and slight shading, I'm thinking of using greyscale and then splashes of colour, which need to have a shading effect/graduated colour effect


I want to keep it as classy as possible as I'm still building up my portfolio however need to deliver what the customer wants. I don't want it to look garish and so the painting needs to be elegant


any advice would be very gratefully received!

Crazy-Gray Posted 15 Jun 2013 , 7:39pm
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AIf you do the bold lines with cocoa butter and black colour you can do the thinner watercolour style with normal gel colours and vodka/dipping solution without smudging the lines :-) i prefer using dipping sol as it dries in seconds and you can keep working away.

Hope that helps :-)

krumblies Posted 15 Jun 2013 , 7:42pm
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Hello, That's absolutely fantastic advice, I wouldn't have even thought to do that, and smudging the black lines would be disastrous as I want a nice clean finish, Thank you!

Drxkfairy Posted 15 Jun 2013 , 7:58pm
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So there are a lot of way to paint: airbrushing, take some gel color and add so vodka or lemon extract to make a water color affect, or take a plate and some gel coloring and some piping gel and slowly and the color to the gel and then paint it on the cake it will act a more like paint that way, you can sponge paint using a fake sponge NO really sponges, or can use some color dust and put it on the cake, But that is just some that I know of I hope this helps


here is some videos :


      Example of different ways to pant

          Example for the piping gel

           Example of the water paint look

         Example of how to airbrush a cake


              Example of sponge painting

              Example of color dust and about it

            Example of the dust into paint 

             A way to correct mistake from painting

krumblies Posted 15 Jun 2013 , 8:55pm
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WOW thank you, im now going to go through all the videos, thank you so much, its very kind of you!

Drxkfairy Posted 15 Jun 2013 , 9:19pm
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I hope it helps find what your looking for.....icon_biggrin.gif

FromScratchSF Posted 16 Jun 2013 , 5:31am
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Check out the Hand Painted Cake on Craftsy too.  Erin is awesome.

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