The Hand-Painted Cake »
Category: Cake Decorating
Type of item: Food
Style: Classic, Romantic, Traditional
Dummy cake, fondant, Wilton gel colors, paint brushes, vodka, chinese design motifs
What was your inspiration?
As I was watching Erin's class, I knew right away what I wanted to paint on my cake: Motifs out of a gorgeous book of Chinese floral designs that I own.
What are you most proud of?
First I didn't have any white color, so I had to work with only water and vodka. It worked better than expected. I was able to finish to top part of the cake with white color. I'm really happy how the cake turned out, especially since this was my first time painting on a cake!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Do get the correct materials for the painting. Be careful not to put too much shortening on the cake, as the fat will act as a repellent to the colors.