So I'm prepping and planning for a 1st & 3rd birthday party cake. The challenge - make an airplane cake and have enough cake to serve 45-50 people. So after some much thought I came up with the layout of having a 1/2 sheet cake, plus two smaller cakes - 1 airplane and 1 hangar. The hangar will be used as the 1st birthday boy's smash cake. Then add a dozen cupcakes which should be fun for the little kids. Who doesn't love a cupcake?!?!
So in my recent week of baking I had made an extra 8 x 8 cake. I knew when I had the time I was going to test out the airplane body and how I wanted to carve it, etc. So this is my first attempt. I'm so pleased with it. I didn't do any detailing because this was just my test. I really wanted to make sure I could get the shape and size appropriately. Plus figure out the timing on it so I know how to plan out my week when I make the real deal!
I also came across a new product - well new to me at least. Wilton's Color Mist. I have a photo of the can at the very end of this post. I won't use it on the end product but I wanted to see how it was going to turn out because I'm toying with using it on another cake I'll be making next week too. I think I still need to do some practicing. But I dirty iced the plane cake with basic buttercream and then put it in the freezer to set as I didn't have time to let it set in the fridge over night.
Then I put another clean layer of buttercream on the plane and then sprayed it all with color mist. Here is a photo of the plane from above. It's all cake minus the "white clouds" which is just frosting.
And here is the color mist. A few tidbits of info. Like hairspray - when this is used you can definitely smell an "off" kind of odor because of it being an aerosol can. So definitely use this in a highly ventilated area. I ended up blowing my nose about a 1/2 hour after I was done decorating and cleaning up and not to be gross or anything - but the kleenex was covered in red coloring from the mist. Be careful as with any kind of "painting" that you don't layer on too much. I had a couple of heavy spots which made little runs on the frosting. I attempted to use a paper towel to clean them up but it ended up removing part of the frosting instead of just the running color. Would I use the product again?!? Most likely. Until I can afford and get my own airbrush machine, I will continue to play and work with these color mists.