Just this morning I started airbrushing a fondant covered cake and noticed that it started to form beads in certain spots. I am using Americolor brand. Has this ever happened to anyone or does anyone know why this happens? Thanks for your help.
did you have the cake in the fridge before you airbrushed it? If it was cold it could be condensation beading up on it. I found out the hard way on a buttercream cake I airbrushed and put in the fridge after.
Yes! I airbrushed it right out of the fridge :( then I tried wiping off those areas that had the condensation and now I have a bunch of streaks. I'm going to airbrush it again, once the cake is at room temperature this time....hopefully I can hide the streaks. Thank you!
I now this is an old thread but babyblue were you able to hide the streaks? or did you have to remove the fondant and start over?? I have the exact same problem right now. :( But my fondant cracked right around the base of the cake so I used shortening to smooth it out.... then the bottom color (black) ran right off when air brushed. I wiped it off as best I could and i'm letting it dry at room temp tonight. Hoping tomorrow I can just hide the streaks.... if not, its a do over. :( thanks!
Not sure if just wiping off the shortening is going to be enough. You have to remove that film of 'fat' in order for the color to stick. I'm thinking you need to wipe the fondant w/something like Vodka in order to remove the film of fat.
Thanks kakeladi. I did wind up having to use vodka to clean the surface and I wound but just hand-painting the very bottom black-black. It was not what I envisioned for the cake but it looks nice. My husband and son were like "That looks SO COOL!!!"
The customer is picking up soon so I hope she feels the same!
There is NO reason a customer should not be in love w/that creation:)
Thanks kakeladi. :) I'm such a perfectionist! If it doesn't turn out like I envisioned, it's wrong to me. Lol!