Need Help Achieving This Ombré Effect

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dream_cakes15 Posted 3 Feb 2020 , 7:54am
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Hello,

can someone tell me how I can achieve this ombré  (turquoise, purple, & pink) effect on this dream catcher cake? 

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kakeladi Posted 3 Feb 2020 , 3:17pm
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Wish I could help you but I have little experience with that   A total guess would be airbrush or carefully dust w/petal dust   The main thing I’m saying anything is to bump this up    Good luck 

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dream_cakes15 Posted 3 Feb 2020 , 8:29pm
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Thanks for helping me with the bump kakeladi. I kinda of thought I would need to airbrush it on but I was wondering if someone could tell me if I could use just the regular food gels and or do I need to use the airbrush gels? All I have is the regular type  

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kakeladi Posted 3 Feb 2020 , 9:03pm
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If using an airbrush you need special airbrush liquid.



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kakeladi Posted 3 Feb 2020 , 10:12pm
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Why don’t you try painting thinned regular gel on some icing?   Thin with something like vodka   It probably won’t look exactly lthe same but could turn out nice    If you have any petal dust practice with that    You could also try thinned colored b’cream keeping the colors very pale smear w/a palette knife    It’s going to take a bit of practice which ever way you go    Good luck 

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doz Posted 3 Feb 2020 , 11:29pm
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Could they have used a sponge to dab the color on?



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kakeladi Posted 4 Feb 2020 , 2:43am
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That sounds like a good idea 

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dream_cakes15 Posted 4 Feb 2020 , 2:58am
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That’s what I was wondering too @doz

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dream_cakes15 Posted 4 Feb 2020 , 2:59am
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thanks for always helping me! @kakeladi

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SandraSmiley Posted 4 Feb 2020 , 3:29am
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Hi dream_cakes15,

I may be wrong, but I believe this color is painted onto fondant using a mixture of alcohol and either petal dusts or gel colors.  It has the watery appearance of a water color.  I would definitely give it a try on a piece of fondant.  The beauty of painting on fondant if you don't like something, you can erase it by gently blotting with clean alcohol.  Once dry, it could be softened by dusting with dry colors, if desired.

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dream_cakes15 Posted 4 Feb 2020 , 3:32am
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Hi Sandra!

I will definitely give that a try. Thanks a bunch!

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ypierce82 Posted 4 Feb 2020 , 4:04am
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I've done something similar with gel colors and vodka. I used a new makeup wedge to dab the color on, and in areas where it needed to blend, just used some of the vodka and the other end of the wedge. I have also used paintbrushes, which works equally well. Beautiful cake!

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dream_cakes15 Posted 4 Feb 2020 , 4:32am
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I am literally holding a package of makeup sponges as I opened your message haha. I thought of the same thing. Did you paint the colors on and then just blend with the sponge between each colors??? Hope that makes sense. @ypierce82

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Rachel19 Posted 4 Feb 2020 , 6:07pm
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I use Edible Art Paints diluted with alcohol to achieve a similar effect.

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Rachel19 Posted 4 Feb 2020 , 6:12pm
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You achieve a watercolor effect.  Even works on buttercream for those couples that hate fondant!Need Help Achieving This Ombré EffectNeed Help Achieving This Ombré EffectNeed Help Achieving This Ombré Effect

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SandraSmiley Posted 5 Feb 2020 , 1:35am
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Rachel19, your cake and cupcakes are gorgeous and that rose, oh my!

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Rachel19 Posted 5 Feb 2020 , 1:42am
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Thank you so much, Sandra!

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Rachel19, your cake and cupcakes are gorgeous and that rose, oh my!


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dream_cakes15 Posted 5 Feb 2020 , 6:01am
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thanks for sharing rachel19!!! Your work is really pretty!

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Rachel19 Posted 5 Feb 2020 , 7:28am
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Of course!  Thank you so much!!

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kakeladi Posted 5 Feb 2020 , 1:56pm
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Bump 

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SandraSmiley Posted 7 Feb 2020 , 5:01pm
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ypierce82 Posted 7 Feb 2020 , 7:44pm
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For some reason I have been having problems logging in. Sorry I couldn't respond sooner. That is exactly how I did it. The good thing about this type of effect is there is no wrong way lol i had some scrap fondant that i rolled out and tried it various ways until i came to a method of dabbing and blending that i liked.

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SandraSmiley Posted 7 Feb 2020 , 11:25pm
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Great!  Post pictures!

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kakeladi Posted 8 Feb 2020 , 2:25pm
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Bump 

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SandraSmiley Posted 13 Feb 2020 , 3:48am
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bump

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dream_cakes15 Posted 13 Feb 2020 , 6:03am
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Hi guys! I just wanted to let you all know that I made the cake and it turned out wonderful!!! Thanks to the help of all you! I really appreciate all your help!!!!<3

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SandraSmiley Posted 14 Feb 2020 , 2:46am
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Fabulous!  Post pictures, dream_cakes15.  Don't you love it when a plan comes together!

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kakeladi Posted 14 Feb 2020 , 2:10pm
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Uuggg keeping our posts above the spam is a full days work:(  

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SandraSmiley Posted 14 Feb 2020 , 3:51pm
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Yes it is, kakeladi.  I am about ready to give up.  What on earth is the thrill of spamming our site?

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MBalaska Posted 14 Feb 2020 , 4:37pm
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Punishing the owners or putting them out of business (who knows who or why)

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