"painting" On Buttercream

Decorating By MandaMoh3 Updated 19 Mar 2011 , 1:11pm by sunlover00

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MandaMoh3 Posted 18 Mar 2011 , 10:41pm
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Can you "paint" on bc? I know you can on Fondant, but is it possible on bc?

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cakesnglass Posted 18 Mar 2011 , 11:01pm
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Even with a crusting buttercream it would be quite difficult. The tip of the bristles will constantly cut into the frosting. You can create a stencil, airbrush colors in and then outline the design with icing and achieve a very clean look. Good Luck

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MandaMoh3 Posted 19 Mar 2011 , 3:38am
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Thanks! Question about the air brushing. My dad bought me an airbrush machine used for models... Can I use that ( never used before, it's brand new) and what food coloring do you use?

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sunlover00 Posted 19 Mar 2011 , 3:57am
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Americolor is the best I've used.

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sebrina Posted 19 Mar 2011 , 4:37am
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I'm not sure but a long time ago I was asked to replicate this cake. The bride changed her mind soon after asking but I always wondered how they did it. This is one that I would love to try!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/?saved=1

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Dreme Posted 19 Mar 2011 , 4:42am
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I haven't tried freehand painting directly on the sides of a cake yet but I have painted a piped pattern done on the sides. I chill the cake pretty well so I dont't have to worry about the bristles marring the buttercream. So far I have only had to paint metallic embellishments on the sides of a cake so im not sure about other colors. I use a mixture of luster dust and everclear to get a good even coat.

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sunlover00 Posted 19 Mar 2011 , 1:11pm
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I'm not sure but a long time ago I was asked to replicate this cake. The bride changed her mind soon after asking but I always wondered how they did it. This is one that I would love to try!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/?saved=1




To obtain this look, on white buttercream, add splotches of blue, then run the spatula around the cake to give it the smeared look. thumbs_up.gif

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