My almost six twin great-granddaughter wants a rainbow cat cake (her twin sister wants a peacock cake!). I'm making a 10x13 size cake, the cat will be lying down with his head up looking at a fondant mouse. Any ideas how to make the fondant rainbow? I made a three tier rainbow cake for their birthday last year. That was easy compared to a rainbow cat! Any ideas?
see the second to the last cake on this ^^^ page -- she scored the fondant right after applying it before it sets up then she paints those stripes -- easy to the peasy
i had a whole reply that i accidentally deleted but you could also use an air brush if you might have one -- using edible can spray seems most daunting because you have to control overspray and if it's on a curved surface like a 2-d or 3-d cat it would seem the least favorite method -- with an air brush you still have to control the over spray but you can control the spray amount too so it's a bit easier --
but coloring between the lines is easiest i think -- and if you're not comfy with the edible paints you can use edible markers --hope it's sounding easier and easier and more and more do-able --
what a good granny you are and happy birthday to the twins
Thanks! I made individual strips of colored fondant for the rainbow cake...but a cat form had me flumoxed. I think scoring and painting individual stripes may be easier.
I second this! I love my edible markers - they are really easy to use, dry quickly, but most importantly (especially when doing anything rainbow) ithey are really vibrant! I thought the first time I used them I would be disappointed, thinking they would be light or translucent - but thats not the case, really just like coloring with real markers on a white page. ALso with scoring, you will be able to see if the lines for your colours are even and straight before you start colouring.
Good luck with your rainbow cat!