Cake Trend - Hand Painted Cakes
Tuesday, 16 June 2015 | sarah@thevanillavalley
Get your paints at the ready! Painted cakes are so hot right now! We are loving this look at think that you all should be trying this out. With so many colours to choose from you can really stamp your own unique style on your cakes. We have included below some cake ideas from our Pinterest page for Cake Trends for 2015. Click here to see the collection.
Hand painted Wedding and Birthday Cakes take centre stage this year. There is something very relaxing about taking your time to produce a cake with fine detail. We are just loving how these cakes work so well with bold colours and pastel shades alike. Team your carefully painted cake with co-ordinating statement flowers. Whether they be made out of sugar florist paste, wafer paper or even real ones they pull the look together and give the cake that finished wow factor. Rainbow dust have an amazing range of ready to use 100% edible paints. The "paint it" range are matt crisp colours that you will find easy to use giving good even coverage. These will suit many styles of cakes. The other range of food paints come in pearlescent or metallic should you want to step up the glam. Click here to see the range of the Rainbow Dust Paint it paints and food paint range.
Who doesn't love buying new bits for their cake decorating collections? What's great is that you don't have to spend much at all in the way of equipment to create something truly beautiful. Sugarflair paste colours can be mixed with a little water to make an edible paint very easily. They have a beautiful collection of pastel shades which work well together, in particular we are loving bluebell, lavender and aztec blue. You can also use these to colour your buttercream and sugarpaste icing to achieve a pastel version of the colour that you are painting with which is very handy and money well invested. Another multi purpose product by Sugarflair is there dust colours. The lustre dust range and the blossom tints are both powder form suitable for dusting over your sugar flowers and models, you can also intermix these dusts to achieve a variety of colours, add a tiny bit of water and you will be able to turn your dusts in to paint, simply genius! Check out our Hand Painted Cake trend page here, for lots of products that you will find relevant to this trend!
If you still want to see some more painting in action, have a look at youtube. This youtube tutorial by the super Cake decorator Mich Turner MBE gives you some other fantastic little ideas of how to start out and what to use if you want to build up your paint to give it an oil paint effect.