Hello everyone! I have and order for a cake with very detailed Royal icing piping. They want the base cake to be silver. If I airbrush the cake silver, let it dry then pipe royal icing will I run into issues with the royal icing sliding off? Or if I use a vodka/dust mix?
that is a great question -- I hope someone smart pipes up for you 'cause I don't know -- it depends on the product you use -- someone fresher with those products will have a great answer for you
Though I have NO actual experience with this I think it would work just fine If no one comes up w/actual knowledge your best option is to test it out Just slap some icing on & spray the silver & after it dries pipe away About the only thing you will have to be careful with is to not touch the silver especially w/your hand/fingers Let us know how it works out:)
Oh I don’t think dust is going to be an option I think it will have to be airbrushed
I have not piped royal icing over airbrushing (Heaven forbid I should try to pipe RI!), but I've glued fondant decorations to it and it was no different than the part of the buttercream left unsprayed. If it is fondant, I would think it would be even more stable.
I have done it using the Wilton Color Mist spray and that worked fine. I waited for the spray to dry, then proceeded with the royal piping. You just have to make sure that your royal is the correct consistency for what you're doing; too thin and it will definitely slide.
I can't see your photo but I have airbrushed buttercream silver and then piped more buttercream over it. I don't think it would be a problem with royal icing. I'll attach a photo... don't know if you will be able to view it.
Jenn123 - that cake is perfect - your piping is perfect and the cake is lovely.
Ditto what SquirrellyCakes said, Jenn123! Beautiful work!