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Advice on making tie dye fondant?

post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 

I've been asked by a friend to do a tie dye groom's cake. She sent me a picture of an example of what she'd like. I've watched several tutorials, but they all look more like marbled colors, not so much like tie dye. All of the "marble-looking ones" say to make ropes of all your colors and twist them together, fold over a couple of times and roll out. The pattern on this picture looks more like the tie dye on tee shirts. Any advice?

 

tie dye cake.jpg

 

Thanks so much! (Don't know whose cake this is so I can't give credit)

post #2 of 23

The image won't show up for me.

post #3 of 23
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Originally Posted by scrumdiddlycakes View Post

The image won't show up for me.


I'm sorry. Not sure how else to upload the photo.

post #4 of 23
Thread Starter 

Can anyone else see the photo I posted?

post #5 of 23
Nope can't see the photo
post #6 of 23
Thread Starter 

Okay, I guess I first need advice on how to upload a photo from an email to a forum post. I right-clicked the picture in the email, chose "copy image", then pasted it into my post. Is there a better way to do it?
 

post #7 of 23
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Okay, can anyone see the picture now?

post #8 of 23

Yay! I can see it! It Looks to me like its white buttercream or fondant airbrushed with the tie dye pattern. Then a peace sign fondant cut out placed on top and buttercream piped on the edges. Fun cake! 

post #9 of 23
Yup can see the photo now . Pretty sure that cake has been airbrushed its to perfect not to be airbrushed you aren't gonna get that effect any other way. You can get a blended effect but that's not so perfectly placed
post #10 of 23
Thread Starter 

Yeah, I was afraid it might be airbrushed, and I don't own an airbrush!! Has anyone done a tie dye cake without airbrushing, that turned out cute? Please help or I may just have to tell her I can't get the look she wants.
 

post #11 of 23

You can "airbrush" with the Wilton Color Spray cans. It takes a little practice, but can be done. It just takes a little practice. http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=3E30CC9B-475A-BAC0-5F9882E09D5A7630&killnav=1

post #12 of 23
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Originally Posted by cakefancier View Post

You can "airbrush" with the Wilton Color Spray cans. It takes a little practice, but can be done. It just takes a little practice. http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=3E30CC9B-475A-BAC0-5F9882E09D5A7630&killnav=1


Thanks! That's a good idea. I've got a couple of weeks to practice.

post #13 of 23




Here's a cake I did on buttercream, but you can probably do it on fondant as well.
post #14 of 23

NJsugarmama, that is such a cool effect!  I'll have to try that sometime myself.

post #15 of 23
It took all of 5 minutes to do the design. Really easy and a lot of room for error.
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