Tie- Dye Effect On Buttercream

Decorating By sudie1 Updated 11 Jan 2010 , 4:29pm by crazydoglady

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sudie1 Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 3:12pm
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HELP! I don't have an airbrush system yet, so what's the best way to get the tie-dye effect on a buttercream cake? Client doesn't want fondant. Also, does the Wilton Spray Mist work well? Does it alter the taste of the buttercream? Thanks for your suggestions.

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TxBama Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 3:56pm
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Hi Sudie1 ~ I have a picture posted that resembles a tye dyed effect in my gallery. (SUNSET in my gallery) It is done in BC and you can easily change the pattern to suit your needs. I have done a tye dyed cake with this same technique, but just don't have a picture. I'll tell you how I did it, and maybe this will help.

Tint BC in the shades you need. I lightly frosted over my cake in one color, then went back and put dollops of the different colors over the cake. I then frosted with a spatula - you can pull the frosting with your spatula in different directions to cover the cake, then smooth in all ONE direction, to pull the colors across and through the other colors. But, don't over work your colors or it will "muddy" them up. Hope this might help you out. Good Luck!

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sudie1 Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 4:05pm
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TxBama, your sunset cake is beautiful - great work! Thanks for sharing your idea with me. Your bc is so smooth. Did you use Viva method to smooth it after smoothing multi-colors in one direction with spatula?

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tastyart Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 4:18pm
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TxBama, awesome technique! I'll have to remember that one. You do beautiful work.

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crazydoglady Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 4:29pm
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i think this camo technique would work too.


txbama - your cakes are amazing!

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