I have to create a cake just like this one this weekend, I love how shiny and plastic looking this one looks!
I've heard of a few different techniques of getting that wet look, but I don't know what I'll be able to achieve as I am airbrushing the red on. I learned a while ago that airbrushing a red cake was so much better than trying to work with red fondant, plus it's much cheaper.
So once I've sprayed the cake red, if I was to brush it with piping gel, or shortening etc I'm worried it will smear the red colour which is on it!
Is there anything I can airbrush on it which will leave a shine, but wont cause the red to run? Has anyone ever airbrushed a watered down piping gel?
Thank you kindly for any responses.
gum arabic + water = nice & shiny when it dries
i've never air brushed this over anything -- i've just brushed it onto already colored fondant/marzipan but it works great that way -- can't see why it wouldn't work through an airbrush -- hey you might could add the gum arabic to the red color? you could try it anyhow -- i hope it doesn't clog your airbrush --
i wouldn't touch my air brush job with anything because it will mar it -- another air brushing is the only thing i would try
edible flake glitter is gum arabic and that works to dissolve in water -- and you can get a little jar of the powder from global sugar art and lots of places probably from your local dedicated cake store (not like hobby lobby) coupla bucks