Plaid Effect On Buttercream Without An Airbrush Machine

Decorating By sudie1 Updated 22 Jan 2016 , 8:58pm by 640Cake

sudie1 Posted 21 Jan 2016 , 7:04pm
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I have a request for a black plaid on red buttercream on the side of cake.  I do not have an airbrush machine.  The Wilton sprays have a terrible taste, so does anyone have any recommendations on how to do this?  Should I do black fondant strips vertically and horizontally to give a plaid look?  Thanks!

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jellybeanlane Posted 21 Jan 2016 , 11:46pm
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You could do the basket weave but use a strait edge top instead of the grooved one you would normally use and alternate the colors... Hope this helps

640Cake Posted 22 Jan 2016 , 8:58pm
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Evil Cake Genius has a plaid stencil, but I'm not sure if you could do it on buttercream?  They lay out their strip of fondant and use a thinned royal icing over the stencil to create the plaid.  First color passes over, allow drying time, and then second color over that.  I wonder if you could do the same on a firm buttercream cake?  Pin the stencil to the cake and then use the RI?  Just throwing it out there - I haven't attempted, nor heard if it would work on BC.

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