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Here are some photo
instructions which may help guide you through the process of painting
onto icing..........be sure the icing is dry before you start.
Find a picture of the
subject you are wanting to paint.....enlarge it if need be and either
photocopy onto tracing paper or place into a projection
Copy the image onto the
cake either by tracing with a graphite pencil or by following the
projected image with a fine paint brush with a suitablely dark food
Before you start the
colouring in of the detail select the colours you are going to be
using and bring them to hand. A container for water is also
Now carefully paint the
food colours onto the icing....The colours are different to the usual
artists paints so do have a play with them to start with on a white
tile, or similar surface, adding and taking away colour & water.
The use of whitener will effect the colours again bringing several
properties to the colourings the main ones being opacity and
When painting a large
scene such as the one illustrated, it is wise to paint onto a
separate piece of icing preferably on a thin cake board. This will
allow you to start the painting before you bake the cake.....also you
are better able to correct any mistakes without damageing the surface
of the cake. obviously smaller or less complicated paintings would
be best painted directly onto the cake.
I hope the above is of
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