Airbrushing Only Certain Parts Of A Cake?

Decorating By dukeswalker Updated 10 Feb 2014 , 7:17pm by DeliciousDesserts

dukeswalker Posted 8 Feb 2014 , 9:55pm
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I would love to create flames similar to the ones on the above cake but I can't wrap my brain around how to only airbrush the flames but not the rest of the cake... tape it off?



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LizzieAylett Posted 8 Feb 2014 , 10:57pm
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I would cut the flames out of a separate sheet of fondant, colour it and then wrap it round the cake.  You can see from the picture that it is two different bits of fondant - the underlayer is black, and then the flames laid over the top.

MBalaska Posted 9 Feb 2014 , 12:14am
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Originally Posted by dukeswalker 


"I would love to create flames similar to the ones on the above cake......."

dukeswalker: I agree with Lizzie.  It looks like the flames are a separate piece of fondant that was sprayed painted with those great colors.

dukeswalker Posted 9 Feb 2014 , 12:30am
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AYes, there are two layers of fondant - but only the flames have been airbrushed... I would think that if I airbrushed the flames BEFORE wrapping them around the cake the fondant would smudge/harden/crack so I think I need to airbrush it after the flames are in the cake...I just don't know how to airbrush only part of a cake... (Hope that makes more sense...)

LizzieAylett Posted 10 Feb 2014 , 3:42pm
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Unless it takes you an awfully long time to airbrush, then it should be fine to spray then wrap.  It's not a complicated pattern to do, so it should be quick enough.  Most fondants don't set that quickly, especially if (as the picture shows) it's a reasonably thick layer.  Why don't you have a wee trial run and see?

Claire138 Posted 10 Feb 2014 , 4:11pm
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^^I agree with Lizzie.

DeliciousDesserts Posted 10 Feb 2014 , 7:17pm
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AI would cut te flames and wrap them around a cake pan or dummy. They will dry a bit but should be fine. Once the color dries (long before the fondant) transfer them to the cake. They will have the right curve to them from being on a pan/dummy

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