Saturday, January 26, 2013
I have been dying to share this with all of you. It is one of my new favorite techniques for decorating!
Painting... on a cake! How cool is that?
I was inspired by this scrapbook paper. The colors drew me in and the pattern, pared down, seemed perfect for a small cake.
I have admired this decorating technique for awhile now and Craftsy recently added a class on it, taught by one of my favorite cake artists. Please take a minute and go check her out at Three Little Blackbirds. Better yet, check out her free (yes, free!) class at Craftsy.
The background for my painting is white fondant. The "paint" is actually gel food colors diluted with a little vodka and water mix (50/50). I painted it all free-hand with the scrapbook paper in front of me for guidance.
It was so much fun to sit and paint this. I'll definitely be doing this more and I'm looking forward to playing with different colors and designs.
The cake inside is a vanilla butter cake with blackberry swiss meringue buttercream filling. So tasty! Come back soon for the recipe for the cake. I've been playing with my normal recipe and I think I have a new winner!
Doesn't it look delicious?
Thanks for stopping by!