I just finished a cake with a hand painted rice paper picture on buttercream icing (Obama cake in my pictures). It is for a birthday party this afternoon. This is my first time using rice paper. The paper started tearing from the paint so I had to use another sheet under it. I cut the picture and put it on top of the cake but it looks like paper . I,m wondering what should I do so that the rice paper blends into the buttercream. Please help!
The rice paper does not blend into buttercreme like Icing paper. Just place a boarder around your pic to cover the edges and amke it look a little more relaxed look. HTH
Thanks for your reply Juboeno, I brushed the bottom of the picture with water and pasted it onto buttercream. I also put a buttercream border around the picture as you'd suggested. I hope the water doesn't make the colour bleed - we'll find out.
Next time you may want to paint on icing sheets. Wafer paper really does tend to degrade from painting. (voice of experience)
I've painted on it using EverClear. That has almost no water in it. But, it's hard to get WP to blend into the icing like a icing sheet does.
Thanks Leah & Jennifer! Next time I'll try using icing sheets.
We carry a thicker icing sheet, our premium brand that would work well with this. I would be concerned that the colors go throug our other lines of icing sheets.