Paint Splatter On Black Buttercream? Help!

Decorating By itdoesntbatter Updated 11 Sep 2015 , 12:19pm by melly1223

itdoesntbatter Posted 19 Aug 2014 , 7:37pm
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A[IMG][/IMG]I would like to make a small version of this splatter cake, but the cake is iced in buttercream instead of fondant. Can I airbrush the cake black instead of using black buttercream icing? (Black fondant/BC seems gross to me:/) And if I airbrush it black, what would be the best thing to use for the splatter? I would like to use candy melts but will that melt the buttercream at all or ruin the airbrushing? Would royal icing be better? Do you drip from a spoon? Any advice would awesome please.

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ellavanilla Posted 19 Aug 2014 , 10:09pm
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I can only speak for IMBC, but in that case, airbrushed color really won't stick, it beads. 

AZCouture Posted 19 Aug 2014 , 10:50pm
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AJust do it over black fondant, make your life easier. I've been working with smbc for years, and wouldn't dream of trying that and expecting anything less than a wreck.

AZCouture Posted 19 Aug 2014 , 10:51pm
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AOh someone else mentioned a meringue bc. Either way, it would be done over fondant. Black buttercream is icky.

costumeczar Posted 20 Aug 2014 , 3:45am
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I would use fondant to make my life easier, But if you HAVE to use buttercream, ice it first in white, then use a very thin layer of black icing over that. Don't airbrush it because that will leave the color sitting on top of the icing, not in it, and if something touches it you'll get a mark that shows white through it.


For the color, just thin the buttercream out with corn syrup and drip it right on there.

NcLeora Posted 20 Aug 2014 , 4:31pm
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I agree with black fondant, just peel the fondant off when you eat it.  I've made two of these, and I used royal icing and flung it on with a fork.

melly1223 Posted 11 Sep 2015 , 12:19pm
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What can I use to make the splatter neon?

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