LOOKING for: What to use to paint on frosting?

Suzi AKA DesertDanceFebruary 6, 2009

I'm NOT a cake decorator, BUT I can paint! I'm a fine art artist. There is a contest at a local winery to celebrate their 3rd year, and I'd like to join! I have a delicious sheet cake and it uses cream cheese frosting. What do I do to prepare the surface for painting? what do I use to paint with? Any way to seal it so the paint doesn't slip?

I'm thinking bunches of grapes around the sides, a wine bottle with their logo on the top, and of course "Congrats on your 3rd Year!!"

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I also am not a cake decorator...nor a painter...but I am "inventive"...or maybe just resourceful?
I would frost with the cream cheese frosting, let it dry a bit so it "crusts" a bit....then paint with a sugar glaze....just powdered sugar and water mixed to be like cream....my thought is to seal in the fats in the cream cheese, then when that has dried, just get paste food colors and mix with water and paint....being careful not to let the underlying glaze get too wet....or at least drying it out before continuing...sort of like fresco! LOL!
Linda C

    Bookmark   February 6, 2009 at 4:23PM
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Read below.

Here is a link that might be useful: How to paint a cake

    Bookmark   February 6, 2009 at 4:35PM
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Suzi AKA DesertDance

Thank you for your ideas and for that link! I'm sure I'll be able to do a reasonably good job on the cake!

    Bookmark   February 17, 2009 at 8:34PM
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