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Hello All I am doing a 3 tier hand painted cake this week and would really appriciate any tips and advice on painting on fondant Many Thanks Kirsty
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Like what kind of painting? I do a lot of that, but it might not be the exact style or method you're looking to do. Do you have an example?

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Hey! thank you for your reply.

 

The client want the cake to resemble Japanese tattoos, so its going to be a mix of strong lines and slight shading, I'm thinking of using greyscale and then splashes of colour, which need to have a shading effect/graduated colour effect

 

I want to keep it as classy as possible as I'm still building up my portfolio however need to deliver what the customer wants. I don't want it to look garish and so the painting needs to be elegant

 

any advice would be very gratefully received!

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If you do the bold lines with cocoa butter and black colour you can do the thinner watercolour style with normal gel colours and vodka/dipping solution without smudging the lines icon_smile.gif i prefer using dipping sol as it dries in seconds and you can keep working away.

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Hello, That's absolutely fantastic advice, I wouldn't have even thought to do that, and smudging the black lines would be disastrous as I want a nice clean finish, Thank you!

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So there are a lot of way to paint: airbrushing, take some gel color and add so vodka or lemon extract to make a water color affect, or take a plate and some gel coloring and some piping gel and slowly and the color to the gel and then paint it on the cake it will act a more like paint that way, you can sponge paint using a fake sponge NO really sponges, or can use some color dust and put it on the cake, But that is just some that I know of I hope this helps

 

here is some videos :

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEWANQg4_SA      Example of different ways to pant

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1QJmt1C78w          Example for the piping gel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7oktxNC5ZQ           Example of the water paint look

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tODUwbEJRA         Example of how to airbrush a cake

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1w2e3tfQrg              Example of sponge painting

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CFI3Sz1s-c              Example of color dust and about it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FO7oiwx2_ws            Example of the dust into paint 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMhgos5tHJY             A way to correct mistake from painting

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WOW thank you, im now going to go through all the videos, thank you so much, its very kind of you!

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I hope it helps find what your looking for.....icon_biggrin.gif

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post #9 of 9

Check out the Hand Painted Cake on Craftsy too.  Erin is awesome.

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