Tie-Dye On Buttercream??

Decorating By dianaper Updated 31 May 2010 , 3:50am by LittleLinda

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dianaper Posted 28 May 2010 , 5:33am
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Im doing an 80's theme cake and i want to know how to get the tye dye effect with bc?

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crystalina1977 Posted 28 May 2010 , 6:27pm
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i wonder if you could do circles of different colors (start with a solid circle in the center, outline that circle with a band of a different color icing, and so on) and then drag a knife through from the center out?

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Rusti Posted 28 May 2010 , 7:05pm
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How about painting stripes in your icing bag with the colors you want before putting in your icing. You should get a good effect that way.

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KristasKakes78 Posted 28 May 2010 , 7:20pm
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Painting stripes of color length wise in your piping bag works well

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LisaMarie86 Posted 28 May 2010 , 7:34pm
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I think stripping the bag and then piping it on would look cool but it might be too thick and not smooth on the sides of a cake. But I dont really know how youd get the effect otherwise.

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KristasKakes78 Posted 28 May 2010 , 7:38pm
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I thought that you were doing cupcakes and the stiping method is great for that,not sure about a cake though.
Here is an image of cupcakes that were tye dyed by some one on the site

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Karen421 Posted 29 May 2010 , 3:41pm
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I hesitate in posting this because, this was many years ago, before I knew what I should, or shouldn't do, but I did a tye dyed bc cake for my son. He loved it and at the time I thought it was great! I took the regular liquid food colors and basically put them on the top of my cake in the pattern I wanted. Then I took a brush and blended them in a way you would see on a shirt. Now - when I look back at the pictures I cringe, I see (1) that I didn't have my magic line pans then and (2) I didn't cover my board very nicely! But the tye dye effect wasn't bad! Good Luck!! HTH

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LittleLinda Posted 31 May 2010 , 3:50am
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First I frost the cake, then I pipe a swirl or a circle with tip 18 and zig-zagging. Then I put the next color next to the first and draw another swirl or circle with the new color, keep adding colors and new swirls or circles then I draw a toothpick through the two colors to mix them.




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