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How to Paint a Cake

Make your next cake a work of art with Paris Cutler's tips on how to paint a cake.

Edible Painting

Equipment & Materials: Colour Paste, Decorating Alcohol, Paint Palette, Fine Paint brush

I recommend using a fine paint brush for cake painting. Mix a small amount of colour paste with decorating alcohol and paint a test piece of icing first.
We recommend painting on white or light coloured icing as painting on coloured icing means that you are actually mixing colour pigments and could end up with a colour you never intended. Work quickly and with small quantities at a time as the ‘paint’ dries almost instantly.

Painting in Silver or Gold

Equipment & Materials: Non Toxic Gold/Silver Dust, Decorating Alcohol, Paint Palette, Fine Paint brush, Paper

Non toxic silver and gold dust can be found in nearly all cake decorating supply stores. If you want to paint your icing in silver or gold, you will need to mix your dust with decorating alcohol and then using a paint brush apply.

TIP: The silver and gold dust can spread everywhere and contaminate your cake and decorations. Make sure to place paper underneath your project when using the dust and if you are painting directly onto the cake potentially covering unpainted areas of the cake with paper before proceeding.

Edible Glitter

Non toxic edible glitter is available from cake decorating supply stores and is easy to apply. Trace the area you wish to stick on the glitter with a paintbrush coated with water or piping gel. Dust the wet area with edible glitter and wait until dry, then dust excess glitter with a soft brush.

 

Edible Painting

Equipment & Materials: Colour Paste, Decorating Alcohol, Paint Palette, Fine Paint brush

I recommend using a fine paint brush for cake painting. Mix a small amount of colour paste with decorating alcohol and paint a test piece of icing first.
We recommend painting on white or light coloured icing as painting on coloured icing means that you are actually mixing colour pigments and could end up with a colour you never intended. Work quickly and with small quantities at a time as the ‘paint’ dries almost instantly.

Painting in Silver or Gold

Equipment & Materials: Non Toxic Gold/Silver Dust, Decorating Alcohol, Paint Palette, Fine Paint brush, Paper

Non toxic silver and gold dust can be found in nearly all cake decorating supply stores. If you want to paint your icing in silver or gold, you will need to mix your dust with decorating alcohol and then using a paint brush apply.

TIP: The silver and gold dust can spread everywhere and contaminate your cake and decorations. Make sure to place paper underneath your project when using the dust and if you are painting directly onto the cake potentially covering unpainted areas of the cake with paper before proceeding.

Edible Glitter

Non toxic edible glitter is available from cake decorating supply stores and is easy to apply. Trace the area you wish to stick on the glitter with a paintbrush coated with water or piping gel. Dust the wet area with edible glitter and wait until dry, then dust excess glitter with a soft brush.

 
 

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