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Beginner | 1 hour
In Part 2, Robin uses tinted buttercream to create painterly effects on cakes and cookies. Learn how to apply buttercream with a palette knife to create bold impasto-style strokes, or how to smooth delicately colored icing to create a soft watercolor effect. Finally, you’ll learn how to paint with buttercream on cookies to create lacy, delicate designs that mimic embroidery.

Watch our other Wilton classes on Creativebug to learn how to crumb coat cakes and flood cookies with royal icing
Learn how to:
  • “Paint” a cake with a palette knife and buttercream
  • Do a brush-embroidery technique
  • Achieve a watercolor effect on buttercream

Chapters
00:46
01:00
06:18
09:08
10:03
06:03
Materials
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • A layer cake with a crumb coat of icing
  • A cake coated in American Buttercream icing and crusted over
  • Cookies flooded with royal icing and dried for at least 24 hours
  • Decorator brush set
  • Angled spatula
  • Cake turntable
  • Icing gel colors (Robin uses Orange, Pink, Petal Rose Pink, Moss Green, Leaf Green)
  • Clear piping gel
  • Decorating bag with a coupler and tip #2
  • Bowls
  • Paper towels
  • Water
  • Lollipop sticks or toothpicks
  • Small bowls for mixing icing
  • American buttercream icing (optional)
  • Color and Pearl Dust
  • Discussion
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    Painting on Cookies and Cakes
    Part 1:
    Watercolor Effects with Icing Gel
    Wilton Instructors
    Learn how to play with icing gel color to create stunning watercolor effects on cookies. Painter and cake decorator, Robin Mueller, shows how to create bold strokes, flowing shapes, and even delicate floral motifs that look like they could be painted on tea cups. All of these techniques are demonstrated on cookies covered in royal icing or fondant, though they could easily be done on cakes or other sweet treats.

    Watch our other Wilton classes on Creativebug to learn how to flood cookies with royal icing
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    Part 2:
    Surface Designs with Royal Icing and Buttercream
    Wilton Instructors
    In Part 2, Robin uses tinted buttercream to create painterly effects on cakes and cookies. Learn how to apply buttercream with a palette knife to create bold impasto-style strokes, or how to smooth delicately colored icing to create a soft watercolor effect. Finally, you’ll learn how to paint with buttercream on cookies to create lacy, delicate designs that mimic embroidery.

    Watch our other Wilton classes on Creativebug to learn how to crumb coat cakes and flood cookies with royal icing
    Part 3:
    Shimmer Effects with Pearl and Color Dust
    Wilton Instructors
    As a final flourish, learn how to use color dusts and pearl dusts to create colorful, shimmering effects on cookies and cakes. You’ll learn the proper way to apply dusts using both wet and dry techniques, and how to create ombre effects on cakes. Robin shares ideas for adding metallic accents to the cakes and cookies shown in this series as well as store-bought treats that need to be kicked up a notch.

    Watch our other Wilton classes on Creativebug to learn how to cover a cake with fondant