I need some advice for putting gold luster onto IMBC. I have some Americolor AmeriMist airbrush liquid on it's way to me now. I have tested a little with the Wilton can'o'gold spray, and it seems to work OK, but I've started to worry about stacking this cake. This will be a smooth-iced double 14" bottom tier sprayed gold. The top 3 tiers are textured white IMBC- no problems here. It occurs to me that if I TOUCH the gold spray, it comes off on my finger and leaves a white fingerprint, since it literally sits ON TOP of the buttercream. I'm not sure how to drop the 12" with out damaging the gold, and mostly - when I DO damage the gold, how do I repair? With a dry brush and dust? Yikes!
sure practice doing repairs--but i usually use swiss mbc--doesn't imbc need to 'crust' up a bit even though it stays tacky? if memory serves wouldn't any repair kinda show a bit?
know what you could do? stack the next cake onto the dbl 14 before delivering--glory it will be freaking heavy so plan to have some muscle around but that's your safest bet under the circumstances--
if it was me--i'd take my sprayer w/me--is this a 360 cake or will there be a 'back' on it? can you plop some decor onto any booboos?
this is the b---- to using the airbrush for something like this--especially on meringue icing--also a stray idea is to color the icing underneath so it's not such a glaring jolt of contrast--
you can also get a carry along spraye/atomizer--just dedicated for this one project -- test out brand new never used freshly cleaned squirt bottles like for travel size hairspray-- i've done that before-- i've also taken my air brush on deliveries--
another thought is to dab on dry color then spray some plain alcohol to get it to meld--but not enough to make it drip--
Thank you K8!
I will definitely color the underneath icing. Duh. That will solve a few problems. IMBC does not crust. It is a lot like SMBC.
And it is a 360 cake. Just found out my "paint" delivery did not arrive, so I might be using wilton cans, which are highly portable... But otherwise, an atomizer bottle is a great idea. I probably would not be able to bring the airbrush for the on site assembly.