Tips and Techniques on Cake painting

Jasmeet Kaur Wilku

By Jasmeet Kaur Wilku

  • 8 Min Read
  • 20th December, 2022
Tips and Techniques on Cake painting

Cake painting is a popular hobby and art form. Whether you just started or have been doing it for a while, we would all like to know more about this craft. Cake painting has grown in popularity over the years. There are now many books on cake painting available as well as online tutorials. The reason people are drawn to cake painting is that it allows them to express their creativity in a way that can be enjoyed by others. It doesn't matter if you are creating an abstract piece or practicing your skills on simple designs — cake painting is truly something everyone can do.

Are you looking to add a personal touch to your cakes? Cake painting is a great way to do this! Here are some tips to help you get started

1. Choose the right paint. Acrylic paints are a good option as they are inexpensive and easy to find. You can also use food-safe gel paints, which are available at most craft stores.

2. Make sure your cake is clean and dry before you start painting. Any grease or moisture will prevent the paint from sticking.

3. Use a small paintbrush to avoid making a mess.

4. Start with a light colour and build up to the darker colours. This will help prevent any mistakes from being too noticeable.

5. Allow the paint to dry completely before adding any additional details. With these tips in mind, you’re ready to start painting your cakes!

Some important tools used in cake painting

• Cake leveler

• Cake turntable

• Spatula

• Piping nozzles

• Scraper

• Cake airbrush

• Silicone matt

Cake painting requires different and specific types of baking tools.

Check out the below-attached link for detailed knowledge of baking tools and techniques

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Some Tips And Techniques For Cake Painting

 1. Use good quality food colouring. This will make your colours vibrant and prevent them from fading.

2. If you want to thin your paint, use a little bit of water. This will make it easier to apply and will prevent your colours from running.

3. To make your paint last longer, add a little bit of glycerin. This will help to keep your colours vibrant and prevent them from drying out.

4. When painting on fondant, make sure to use a lot of cornstarch. This will prevent the fondant from sticking to your brush and making a mess.

5. If you want to paint on buttercream, make sure to use a thin layer. This will prevent the paint from seeping into the buttercream and ruining your design.

6. When painting on the cake, start from the outside and work your way in. This will prevent the paint from smudging.

Things To Keep In Mind

A cake can be a real work of art, and painting a cake is a great way to show off your creativity. There are a few things to keep in mind when painting a cake, though, to make sure your work of art turns out to look its best. One of the most important things to keep in mind when painting a cake is to use food-safe paints. You can find these paints at most craft stores, or online. Make sure to read the labels carefully, though, as some craft paints are not safe to use on food. Another important thing to keep in mind is the texture of your cake. If you're painting on a fondant-covered cake, the paint will go on smoothly. If you're painting on a buttercream-frosted cake, though, the paint will go on more like a watercolour. Just be sure to let the paint dry completely before adding any more layers, or else the colours will run together. Finally, have fun with it! Cake painting is all about being creative, so don't be afraid to experiment. Try different techniques, like using a brush, a sponge, or even your fingers. And don't be afraid to mix colours.


Frequently Asked Questions

Can you paint cakes with food colouring?

You can use edible food colouring on anything, but it works best on a flat, light-coloured surface that isn't very porous. Good examples are fondant cakes and cookies with royal icing. You can also paint chocolate using a slightly different recipe.

Yes, you must dry the fondant on the cake before painting or decorating it. You cannot put a fondant cake in the fridge or freezer as it will attract moisture. When you take it out it melts and becomes gooey and loses that clean, professional look.

Yes, you can, but first, make sure you always use edible food colouring that is suitable for a spray gun. Chefmaster Airbrush Food Color has been specially formulated to work with any airbrush gun.

An airbrush in India cost Rs 800-1500. The prices may vary from location to location.

Like other pantry items, food colouring should be stored in a cool and dark place. If the original packaging is damaged or not sealed properly, liquid and gel paints will dry out very quickly, so the caps must be properly fitted before storage.


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