This year was my company's 4th anniversary. It happens to fall on Valentines day, so the girls at the office decided to have a bit of a party/BBQ.
I can't turn down the opportunity to make desserts, so I offered to make a cake!
Since I pinned these cute little discs here, I wanted to make some.
I soon discovered that
1) I was too lazy to do the whole sugar disc thing
2) I really didn't want to buy food markers
For the cake, my original idea was to make a stencil of our logo, and then use those spray cans to "paint" it on fondant. As I read more reviews about the sprays, the less I wanted to use them (apparently the black is extra terrible!)
I did however discover that you can 'paint' fondant with gel colors mixed with a little vodka. This sounded like a good plan seeing as how
1) I have some gel colors
2) I will use gel colors again
3) Gel colors are cheap
So that's what I did.
As to solve my lazy problem... I was searching for my piping bags, and what do I find?! White candy melts. "Hmmm" she things "these are about the right size and colour..."
I outlined them with a fine paint brush first...
Then I filled them in with colour
The ended up looking pretty good.
Each cupcake had a green liner (should have doubled them up so that they actually looked green!), white buttercream pipped on with a large tip, one candy disc with logo, and a sprinkle of course sugar (BULK BARN!!) for some sparkle!
The cake I just painted with gel colours in a similar fashion! I did have a printed copy of what I wanted to put on it, and traced it out with a toothpick first. Luckily my company has a really easy logo!
Painting with gel colours was fun and SUPER easy. I would most definitely do it again, and recommend it to anyone looking for a new way to get an image on a cake!