can someone tell me how I can achieve this ombré (turquoise, purple, & pink) effect on this dream catcher cake?
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
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
If using an airbrush you need special airbrush liquid.
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
Could they have used a sponge to dab the color on?
That sounds like a good idea
That’s what I was wondering too @doz
thanks for always helping me! @kakeladi
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.
I will definitely give that a try. Thanks a bunch!
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!
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
I use Edible Art Paints diluted with alcohol to achieve a similar effect.
You achieve a watercolor effect. Even works on buttercream for those couples that hate fondant!
Rachel19, your cake and cupcakes are gorgeous and that rose, oh my!
thanks for sharing rachel19!!! Your work is really pretty!
Of course! Thank you so much!!
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.
Great! Post pictures!
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
Fabulous! Post pictures, dream_cakes15. Don't you love it when a plan comes together!
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