Painted Watercolour Silhouette Cake
How to paint a watercolour design on a cake, over a silhouette. We’ve chosen a bunny rabbit design for Easter.
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- 500 g Renshaw White Ready to Roll Icing
- Rainbow Dust ProGel Pink Food Colouring
- Rainbow Dust ProGel Turquoise Food Colouring
- Rainbow Dust ProGel Yellow Food Colouring
- Rainbow Dust Pearl White Edible Lustre Powder
Equipment: You will need separate sponges for each gel colour, a paint palette, pot of water and cocktail sticks. Have some paper towels and a spare rolled out piece of sugar paste to hand. Print and cut out a silhouette in your chosen shape.
Knead your Renshaw White Ready to Roll Fondant Icing until pliable, roll out on a surface lightly dusted with icing sugar, then cover your cake with this and smooth over.
In a paint palette, add small amounts of your chosen gel food colours. A little goes a long way!
Mix your gel colours with a little water. You can use your cocktail sticks to mix these.
Add a small amount of white edible dust to your colours and mix again. This will create pastel shades.
Stick your silhouette in place with a little royal icing, or you can hold this in place while you're working.
Using a different sponge for each colour, add the watered down gel to the sponge then tap off the excess on a paper towel. Test the colour on the spare piece of paste before you add it to the cake, so you know you're happy with the colour.
Dab the sponge around the silhouette, little and often, so that you can build up colour if needed.
Once you've added all your colours, take the silhouette away and leave the surface to dry before serving.