How to Make Edible Paint for Cakes

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Have you ever wanted to add edible paint for cakes to your repertoire? I know I have! There are so many things that we can do with edible paints, and it’s a great way to make something special. In this blog post, we will talk about the different edible paints out there, how they work, and what ingredients you need to learn how to make edible paint for cakes. We’ll also go over some of the best ways to use edible paint for cakes in order to get the most out of these edible goodies!

By the way, we’d like to welcome you here to our How To Ice A Cake website. Read on…

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What is Edible Paint and Why Would I Use it For My Cakes

I’ve been in the business of cake making for quite some time, and I have to say that edible paint is my favorite new ingredient! There are so many things that you can do with these paints- from adding a pop of color to embellishing your designs.  You’ll be surprised at just how versatile this newest addition really is!!

3 Ways How to Make Edible Paint for Cakes

There seem to be three main types, but there’s no limit when it comes to what you can experiment with.

  1. An oil-based paint is made from a combination of vegetable shortening and powdered food coloring while;
  2. Watercolor washes require high-proof clear grain alcohol mixed in liquid food coloring for the best effect.
  3. Royal icing has become more popular over time because it requires only egg white powder, powdered sugar, flavoring (if desired), as well as some water or milk for the perfect consistency; all these ingredients combined make an easy spreadable type of paste that dries hard like frosting on any surface imaginable!

What do you think about edible paints?

Examples of How to Use the Paint on a Cake

After you’ve made edible paint, the possibilities are endless! Cake decorating is a great way to have fun and show your creative side. One of the best ways to add color in your cake is by using paint on a cake. You can use edible paint on a cake to create some unique designs, write words or numbers, and even add details like brush strokes for an authentic painting.

Oil-based paint is an excellent way to have that “wet paint” look of an oil painting right on your cake!  Edible watercolor washes create amazing watercolor paint effects on frosting and royal icing.  The alcohol in them evaporates to leave a beautiful, smudge free design where the color stands out from the paint.  Colored royal icing is a very popular choice when decorating cakes and cookies.     

The edible paint also works well with fondant, gel colors and even buttercream frosting!  If you’re looking for a more natural look on your cake then try making edible paints out of food coloring mixed with water or milk. This can be done by adding the dye powder to the liquid.

Here’s a few ways to get started:

  • Use edible paint for cake as an accent by using it sparingly on light colors. You can use it all over when working with darker shades of icing or cake mix.
  • You can make edible paint in any flavor or color for cakes by spooning into different piping bags.
  • Paint edible flowers on top of a cake
  • Draw the outline of animals or words on top of a frosted layer with edible paint
  • Add edible paint to the frosting for a more natural look
  • Use edible chocolate paint to make a plaid design on top of your cake mix or buttercream icing by using different piping bags with edible paints in light and dark shades!

Tips on Making Your Own Edible Paints for Cakes

So you’re ready to try out some of these edible paints? Awesome! Remember, the key is experimenting. You don’t need a lot of ingredients for most paint recipes and it’s fun to have a little bit of everything on hand. Get creative with your painting, use different colors for every layer or even mix them together. The sky is really the limit here!

And with all of the different colors out there, you can make almost anything from flowers and rainbows to hearts or bees. How are you going to use these amazing paints?

You may want to have a look at our cake icing recipes or investigate further cake ingredients.

Essential Cuisipro Cupcake Corer Customer Reviews

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Cuisipro Cupcake Corer Review – Check price on Amazon

Cupcakes are still as popular to make as ever. And people are getting more and more creative when it comes to making them look and taste that bit different.

Cuisipro Cupcake Corer Review

The Cuisipro Cupcake Corer Review helps you to cut a hole in the center of your cupcake so that you can fill it with something delicious.

It’s easy to use – all you have to do is twist the gadget into the middle of your cooked cupcake, and that’s it! There is a flower shaped guard which tells you how far to push the plunger. Remove the corer and push down on the plunger to push out the core. Be creative and make a new dessert from these! Donut holes anyone?! Then all you have to do is fill your cupcake with cream, jam, butter cream or whatever you feel like.

The Cupcake Corer measures 2.8 x 2.2 x 2.2 inches and is top rack dishwasher safe.

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Cuisipro Cupcake Corer Pros

All of the customer reviews said how easy they found this product to use.  They said that it made filling cupcakes much easier and less messy.

Especially for people who need to make a lot of cupcakes at a time, this really saves on time and effort.

Cuisipro Cupcake Corer Cons

None so far!!!

Customer Reviews of Wiltons Cup Cake Decorating Set

Make the funkiest, prettiest and most ooh-and-ahh worthy cupcakes!

The set includes four of Wilton’s tips – 1M, 22, round tip 12 and Bismark tip 230. You also get 8 heavy duty plastic disposable icing bags, and an easy to follow instruction booklet.

So what do the customers think?

Pros

Even customers who said that they were complete beginners and who had never decorated cupcakes before said that this set and it’s instructions were “idiot-proof”. Easy to use with fantastic results.

The decorating tips that are included are a good place to start – you can create a variety of beautiful and professional looking cupcakes, and even fill them with delicious jams, buttercreams and other fillings.

The disposable bags that are included are tough and durable and stand up to inexperienced squeezing!

Cons

One customer said that she found it easy to use, but messy. Another said that the bags that she received had small holes in them, and the icing came out and made a mess. One person felt that the bags were too small, and would have preferred larger sized bags with the kit.

Another customer said that she felt that the kit should have contained couplers.  She said that it worked fine without them, but would have been even better with them.

Tips From Customers

One customer said that when the disposable plastic bags that are included in the kit have been used up, she uses ziplock bags, cuts the corner off the bag, and inserts the tips. Cheap and easy!

Visit the Wilton website for more ideas, recipes and easy step-by-step instructions on how to use all of their products.