Video:How to Use Paint for Cake Decoratingwith Kara Mickelson
Using paint for cake decorating can help you customize your creation. Watch this About.com video to see tips for painting designs on your cake.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Use Paint for Cake Decorating
Hi I'm Kara Mickelson, Owner of CreativeCulinaryGroup.com. I'm a personal chef and food stylist. Today I'm here with About.com to show you how to use paint for cake decorating.
Supplies for Using Paint for Cake Decorating
Here is what you will need to get started:
- Assorted sponges (if choosing a sea sponge, be sure to use faux or a synthetic version)
- Assorted new paint brushes
- Cake stamps or stamps made from non-toxic materials
- Paper and plastic bags
- Cake paint
Techniques for Using Paint for Cake Decorating
Some pretty painting techniques you can use are:
- Sponging - Artificial or faux sea sponges and foam sponges are great for adding crushed velvet looks and textural accents. Simply apply color heavily in stages using different shades of the same color to create dimension. You can also create texture with a light application.
- Dragging - Dragging a brush dipped in your food coloring paint creates a linen or woven effect. Simply coat the entire area and then use a dry brush to remove strips of color, while you drag the brush over the surface. Use delicate pressure and work quickly as to not let the color soak in or dry.
- Bag and Rag Rolling - This technique uses a wadded up material to add color to your fondant or gum paste surface. Take a plastic or paper bag, wad it up, and dab it into your food coloring. Remove excess food coloring with a paper towel, and then apply to the fondant to create interesting and unique texture.
- Rollers and Pouncers - Foam rollers, pouncers and even stencils can be used to create design elements. I'm using some small and large round pouncers to create a decorative pattern on the side of the cake.
- Stamping - Use pre-made stamps, or make your own using a sponge to create repeating effects on the surface of the cake. Dip the stamp into the desired color and press it onto a clean rag to remove the excess color. Stamp the design on the fondant or gum paste.
Typically, you would not use all 5 painting techniques at once, so pick your favorites and have fun! Thanks for watching. I hope you enjoyed this cake-decorating segment.
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