I need to do a cake in 2 weeks and the fondant is supposed to be a two toned effect where the bottom is darker blue and fades up the side of the cake to a lighter blue.
Any suggestions for accomplishing this w/o an airbrush? I considered the color mist spray but have read that it doesn't come out evenly. If it glops up the cake I'm in a real bind. Any suggestions for making this work?
Sorry I can't help you with recommendations, but I can tell you that I had absolutely bad luck with the mists, especially on fondant. It didn't spray evenly, you don't get as much control as I imagine you do with airbrush, and it ran off the fondant (didn't quite "stick on" like it should). I highly recommend something else!
IF you do decide to try the color mist (I'd practice first) be advised that if you use shortening to roll out your fondant the color will bead if there is too much shortening on the surface of your fondant.
LOL I never even considered doing straight up buttercream! Oi! How's that for making this more difficult than it needs to be! That's an idea! I'll run that by them. This is a cake i'm doing for friends so I have more leeway than if it was a customer I'd already squared everything away with.