How To Create This In Buttercream?

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niccicola Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 10:32pm
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I found this on

i can't find a contact email/info for the artist even after going to the website listed on the picture

the description with the photo on deviant art says "buttercream and food coloring"

Ok, how in the world do you make the sun and clouds look like that?

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sweetflowers Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 10:39pm
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Beautiful cake. My guess would be great piping skills to create the 3-d sun and clouds and an airbrush for the shading.

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Cakeonista Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 10:39pm
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Im not 100% sure but it could be a bct (buttercream transfer)? Maybe someone else would know fo sure but by looking at it, thats what i think it is.

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slopokesgirl Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 10:54pm
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It's amazing what can be done in buttercream. If you look at my photos you can see a frankenstein and a crab. They are done with buttercream. All I did was pipe the buttercream on in a general form, then I took hot water and a large paint brush. Dip the paint brush in the hot water then dry it off. And go over the butter cream to smooth it out.

The heat from the hot water will melt the butter cream and smooth it out.

Oh yea, One big tip.... make sure that your environment is not warm. My bulldog was a HUGE problem because my environment was warm and his jowels and belly dropped on me as soon as the darn thing was finished. I had to put him in the freezer for a while till he solidified and had some cold to him before I... ahem...finished him again.

Hope that helps.

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2txmedics Posted 6 Apr 2009 , 3:02pm
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I was looking at the sun cake...and if you look closely...its butter cream...the rays are what appears thick b/c piped up and over the cake, and then draped onver the 2nd tier, and the piped and shaped on that same tier and then colored, and maybe airbrushed to get the effects....thats my thoughts.

VERY NICE WORK!!! I love for the clouds...I say b/c and also painted or even color icing.

hope this helps, would take work but what an effect if you can do it! Im would love to try this.

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celestecakes78 Posted 6 Apr 2009 , 3:14pm
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I recently googled this pic and I was in awe I wanted to make this too icon_smile.gif I agree with the others BC piping for the clouds,rays and airbrush.As for the face I thought maybe you could pipe it on then let it sit and use the finger dipped in PS or cornstarch method and smooth it out then airbrush.

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