How Would You Do This Cake?

Decorating By JenLGAJ Updated 4 Feb 2011 , 7:17pm by JenLGAJ

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JenLGAJ Posted 4 Feb 2011 , 7:07pm
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I am making a skateboard cake and can't decided what technique I want to use to get the image the customer wants. I'll try attaching a picture.. hope it works.

I'm torn between hand cutting the fondant to create the same design or hand painting it on.

I've never painted a whole cake before so it makes me nervous.... but I think it would be easiest. And painting would most resemble a skateboard really, this image even has brush strokes.

Just wondering what some of your experienced thoughts were.



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kaytkat Posted 4 Feb 2011 , 7:11pm
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I was thinking that doing the red part in fondant would work nicely and then do all the details of the figure in fondant. The blue part would be a mixture of paint and you would hand paint that on. You could probably hand paint the red part but that is a lot of painting to do. Do you have an airbrush or you doing it by hand?

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JenLGAJ Posted 4 Feb 2011 , 7:17pm
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Thanks for the quick response!

Airbrush is on my day.... so this would have to be handpainted.
Its not quite life size... measures about 18.5" long and 8" wide.

I just keep thinking when I cut the fondant and try to move it onto the cake I will totally lose the shape. I'd want the fondant/color to drape over the sides... so I can't really make it in advance and let it harden.

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