I'll be doing a cake with this pattern in WHITE on a rather vivid TEAL fondant. Is it possible to airbrush this? Is there an opaque white airbrush color? Must I use royal icing?
I saw a craftsy video with Nicholas Lodge, stenciling with thinned fondant. Has anyone tried that with an all over pattern such as this? I like the idea of this because then I would be able to refrigerate, and not worry about the royal melting (i've heard, but not experienced this.)
Have I mentioned I have never used a cake stencil before????
Thanks in advance for any advice.
oops, I thought I had attached a photo of the stencil...
you can view it here:
It's sort of a bird-cage/fanfare type of thing.
White airbrush color may not be opaque enough, but it's worth a test.... If you do use airbrush, apply in light layers and allow for some drying time between layers or you'll have a real mess on your hands.
If it were me, I'd airbrush with white colored cocoa butter - it's very opaque. If that's a bit much, airbrush with the regular white airbrush color if a test shows it won't get opaque enough, then use the airbrushed white as a Guide to hand-paint.
Or, yes.... there are some incredibly nice 3-d effects by using the template as a "silk screen" and spreading white frosting (or thinned fondant depending) on with a wide scraper.
AWhite royal icing. Never had any issues ever refrigerating a cake with RI on it.
Lisa: Great idea about the white cocoa butter. I'll see if I can get my hands on some. I don't actually have any white airbrush color, so I thought I would try to get some advice here before buying and trying!
AZCouture: I did a little test with some royal on fondant and had no problems. Maybe it has to do with the humidity in your fridge/cooler? I'm on the southeast coast, so humidity is ALWAYS an issue. For stenciling with royal icing, would one use a rather thick mixture, or a thinner piping consistency? Is it important to let the royal icing crust and dry before refrigerating?
Ugh! So many questions!!
Thank you ladies!
AI generally use a pretty thick consistency. It is pretty dry here, so yeah, if humidity is an issue there, don't let me tell you it will be fine.