Some Hand Painted Cakes
What weird about my hand painting skills is – If you gave me a piece of paper and asked me to paint I can’t!! I just can’t and yet if you give me a cake and asked me to draw – I can!! Not really an awesome painting but yet it might even look good.
So I thought I’d share with you some hand painted cakes which I have been quite pleasantly surprised with.
The First is this hand painted wedding cake.
Bright Spring colors with a Peony topper, not my best work but was quite happy with my attempt. And it got me some more orders for hand painting for two sisters below.
Two tiers Strawberry Jello Cake with Strawberry flavored Buttercream and Homemade sugar paste.
Here’s the first of the two I made for two sisters whose birthdays are a week apart but celebrate it together..
Hand Painted Peonies
Devil’s food chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache and my homemade sugar paste..
Here’s the second of the two Hand painted cakes
Golden Yellow Daisies
Vanilla Butter cake with Vanilla Buttercream and homemade sugar paste.
How to Paint on Cakes?
I think I speak about hand painting in another post too but for those of you interested.
I use vodka with edible gel colors to paint on my cakes.
Brushes – All you do is ensure you have good quality paint brushes that will not have the hairs falling off. You want to ensure your brushes are not used for anything other than food. So they are food safe. You want to ensure your brushes are soft bristles not hard cause the fondant is soft so you will be working on a soft canvas.
Cakes – ensure you cover your cake and let it sit for a few hours so the fondant will dry and form a seal. The dry fondant will be easy to paint on unlike with wet fondant usually the color doesn’t always stick well. So be patient and let the fondant rest for a while
Colors – I use edible gel colors, you could also use powder colors mixed with vodka. Use white food color to lighten your colors and use very little vodka. You will find you have great success with painting if you use less on your brush and use more layers rather than try to do it all in one go.
Design – If you have no experience with free hand painting, try to find a design – trace it on both sides of a parchment paper and then on the the cake with an edible pencil. Just the way I showed you in my videos on how to make the hand painted princess cupcakes.
Well, I do hope my little write up helps you with your future projects.