Airbrushed Cakes

Decorating By jensco1687 Updated 1 Aug 2013 , 9:23pm by jensco1687

jensco1687 Posted 31 Jul 2013 , 10:14pm
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AI was wondering if people who have airbrushed cakes ever return them to the refrigerator? I've had cakes be ruined by the condensation, but have seen tutorials where cakes are airbrushed and go back to the fridge. What am I doing wrong? Please help!

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CakeChemistry Posted 31 Jul 2013 , 10:40pm
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AI delivered a cake to a venue. Th cake was perfect - airbrushed fondant. He fridge did what It does to fondant and made it sweat which then caused condensation and pooling of the paint pigment so the cake looked like it had freckles. Therefore, I think the answer may be that it depends what you airbrush onto. My hubby is a chemist and he had a look at the kroma colour ingredients for me, they are essentially sugar, pigment and alcohol ( the alcohol evaporates off and essentially aids the pigment to spray in a fine mist). Therefore the paint should sit on top of a substance and set, but will react to environmental changes I.e. condensation or ice crystallisation in the fridge, humidity at room temperature etc. this will be exacerbated by the base material, I.e sweating fondant. This is my understanding of it and my answer therefore would be to put in fridge only if absolutely necessary and base material is not fondant. Xxxxxxx

CakeChemistry Posted 31 Jul 2013 , 10:42pm
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AMy iPad corrects everything. The first sentence was supposed to say, it was perfect when delivered, but the venue put it in the fridge!

jensco1687 Posted 1 Aug 2013 , 9:23pm
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AThanks for the reply! I wonder if there is a type of airbrush food coloring that won't run? If I figure it out, I'll totally let you know!

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