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Has anyone had success painting on smooth buttercream, with

icing colors. 

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I have airbrushed buttercream, but not brush painted. What are you making?

I have been asked to paint trees on a cake.  I can air bursh, but they don't want that.    The cake they found is done in Fondant, and they don't want fondant and I don't do fondant either.  Thanks for replying to my question.

Rima said:

I have airbrushed buttercream, but not brush painted. What are you making?

Maybe you could try cutting the trees out in white fondant, applying them to the cake, allow them to dry and then paint on top of that.

I think you could use the same technique I did with the fondant on buttercream.

do you have a picture of what the client wants done so that everyone can make a better assessment of what you are trying to achieve?

I'll see if I can get it on here.  It's basically a fondant cake with tree branches painted on the sides.  I want to know if I can paint on buttercream, if anyone has done it successfully.

If you have a pic, right up at the top as you are typing in the reply to the discussion, there is that little menu bar where it starts with link, then pic, video, etc. If you could, you can direct us to the link or add a pic right there.

Zoe A Farmer said:

I'll see if I can get it on here.  It's basically a fondant cake with tree branches painted on the sides.  I want to know if I can paint on buttercream, if anyone has done it successfully.

Will give it a try.

Amanda Hamilton has a video on USTREAM on painting on butter cream and fondent using stencil and sea sponge and brushes it may help i watched the video and you cut the stencil lay it on the came after it crust and dap the color with sea sponge hope this helps 

It's so funny that you put this question on here! I was considering saying that this is my new favorite technique! I just posted an Angey Birds sheet cake that I totally hand painted with a brush. It's the second cake I've done this way, and I'm loving it! I find that I've had to water the colors down and use white icing coloring (Wilton) with just about every color to achieve the look I want. I usually only paint on them when I know I can bc outline it when it's done. I also let my bc harden really good before I do it. It's a lot quicker I'm finding. It only took about 35 minutes to decorate the Angry birds cake :)
Wasn't sure if I had uploaded the picture or not, but I did. The other cake I hand painted was the Maxine Cake with the bra laying on it. Hope this helps :)

Oh my...You did an amazing job on those cakes, Melanie! In my wildest dreams I would have never thought a painted cake could come out so clean looking and true in colors! Awesome job!

Melanie said:

Wasn't sure if I had uploaded the picture or not, but I did. The other cake I hand painted was the Maxine Cake with the bra laying on it. Hope this helps :)

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