blending icing colors

by Terri
(Edmonds, WA USA)

I need to make a night sky with a bit of sunset at the bottom.
How do I mix/blend/spread to get this effect with an airbrush?

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Aug 21, 2009
Blending Without An Airbrush
by: Michelle (admin)

Hi Teri,

I don't have any experience with an airbrush. However, you could achieve that effect with buttercream. Color small batches of buttercream with the colors you want to use, maybe navy blue, medium blue, light blue, dark orange, red and orange/yellow. Apply the buttercream in bands starting with red, then dark orange, yellow/orange, light blue. medium blue and finally navy blue. When all the colors are applied, smooth with a large spatula, dipped in very hot water, and the colors will blend a little as you smooth. It gives a beautiful effect.
Hope this helps.

Michelle (editor)

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